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Mr. William C. Tolbert Jr.

October 27, 1939 — February 25, 2023

William C. “Bill” Tolbert, Jr., 83, of Phenix City, Alabama, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at his residence while surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM ET, on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 in the Chapel of Vance Brooks Funeral Home with Rev. Don Wilhite officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Tolbert was born in Albany, Georgia, the son of the late William C. Tolbert, Sr. and Louise Armstrong Tolbert. After college, Mr. Tolbert moved to Columbus, Georgia as an insurance salesman. While in this position, he was introduced to the love of his life Sally Tew Tolbert on a blind date. He later began a career in the hardware industry which he worked in for over thirty years. “Bill”, as he was known to his close friends, loved the outdoors especially fishing and camping. Traveling was another passion and his favorite place to travel was to the mountains or the beach. When not traveling, Bill could be found supporting the Alabama Crimson Tide Football Team or the Atlanta Braves.  He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. Most importantly, Bill was a man of God, and he served his church Golden Acres Baptist faithfully.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Tolbert was preceded in death by his sister Carolyn Sue Burgamy; granddaughter Jennifer Bryant and a great grandson Cason Bryant.

Those left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of fifty-five years Sally Tew Tolbert; daughters Tammy Fountain (Creig) of Albany, GA and Donna Grimes of Phenix City, AL; sons Todd Tolbert (Dawn) of Phenix City, AL, and Ty Tolbert (Sheree) of Columbus, GA; grandchildren Payton Dean (Ryan), Tiffany Tolbert, Tabatha Tolbert, Tyler Tolbert (Jennifer), Trenton Tolbert, Trae Tolbert, Matt Marchant, Chris Marchant, Stetson Grimes (Elise) and Madison (Cruz); six great grandchildren and one great-great grandson.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC

431 East 280 Bypass, Phenix City, AL 36867

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Service

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC

431 East 280 Bypass, Phenix City, AL 36867

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Cemetery

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

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