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Bernard Toler

Bernard Toler went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 11, 2018. Bernard was the son of Sidney Martin Toler and Irene Elizabeth Whitten Toler, born in Cyclone, West Virginia on March 2, 1944, the grandson of Pete and Lydia Toler and Bill and Maude Whitten, and the husband of Betty Duncan Toler for 52 years.


Bernard was of the Baptist Faith. He enjoyed farming, loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them, especially his kids and grandkids. He was a loving man who enjoyed being around people, joking, and having a good time. He also enjoyed hanging out at Glenn’s Pizza and socializing. He enjoyed his annual trips to West Virginia to visit with family and friends. Bernard was a former employee of Anderson County Animal Control.


Bernard is preceded in death by his parents Sidney martin Toler and Irene Elizabeth Toler, brother Walter Calvin Toler, brother David Toler, grandson Jamey Dewayne Nelson, and his second mother Aunt Louise.


Survived by:


Wife of 52 Years                     Betty Duncan Toler of Rocky Top

Daughters                               Doris Wall and Husband Tony of Jacksboro

                                                Kathy Bailey and husband Kerry of Killeen, TX

                                                Linda White and husband Curtis of LaFollette

Sons                                        Glenn Toler and wife Sharon of Rocky Top

                                                Gary Toler and wife Tonya of Rocky Top

10 Grandchildren                 Curtis Bailey

                                                Justin Braden and wife Tiffany

                                                Dustin Braden and wife Ali

                                                Kerri Ann Bailey

                                                Brandy Vinsant and husband Dewayne

                                                Joshua Toler and wife Bekah

                                                Darrell Toler and wife Whitley                                                                                                                                           Amanda Toler

                                                Brooke Toler                                                                                                                                                                         Emily Toler


14 Great Grandchildren


Sister              Carolyn Lee and husband Bill of Cleveland, OH


and many special nephews, nieces, and extended family and friends.


Visitation: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Rocky Top.

Funeral Service: 8:00 pm, Wednesday, February 14, 2018 in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Norton and Rev. James Lane officiating.

Interment: Family and Friends will meet at 10:15 am on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Rocky Top to go in procession to Oak Grove Cemetery for an 11:00 am graveside service.

Hatmaker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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