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Billy Lee Toliver

October 5, 1946 ~ October 28, 2021 (age 75)

Obituary

Mr. Billy Toliver was born in Rusk County on October 5, 1946 to the late Sylvista Toliver & Emma Lee Davis (Johnson) in Kilgore, Texas. He attended C.B. Dansby High School where he graduated in 1965. Mr. Toliver worked at Goodyear Kelly's Springfield in Tyler, Texas for 35 years. 

 

On June 15, 1968, he married Martha L. Williams, a union that lasted 52 years. Together, they served at Triumph the Church & Kingdom Church of God in Christ. Rev. Toliver continued to also serve at Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ for many years as an associate minister and musician. He also served as Senior Pastor for Triumph the Church in Center, Texas for several years. Billy Toliver was a handyman of all sorts and was respected by his community on his expertise of car mechanics. He painted, rebuilt engines, and re-upholstered seats. You name it, he did it. He was very gifted by God that way. 

 

Billy bka "Bill Lee" had a zest for life and a freedom which was expressed through his love to be a witness for the Lord, his love of riding, his motorcycle, playing his guitars, and singing with his dog "Brown" who would accompany him.

 

Mr. Toliver is preceded in death by his parents and 4 siblings.

He leaves to cherish his memories, 1 daughter, Deronda Stoker (Davy) of Fate, Texas; 2 sons, Taraus Toliver (Angela) of Kilgore, Texas and Billy L. Toliver, Jr. (Ebony) of Arlington, Texas. He also leaves 6 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers, 1 sister, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
November 3, 2021

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Rosewood Memorial Funeral Home
401 N. 5th Street
Longview, TX 75601

Funeral Service
Thursday
November 4, 2021

11:00 AM
Mt. Olive Baptist Church
306 S. MLK BLVD
Longview, TX 75602

Interment following funeral service
Thursday
November 4, 2021

Jordan Valley Memorial Park
810 Jordan Valley Rd
Longview, TX 75604

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