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Alton Joseph Tolar
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“Gerri and children , I last saw Al about 10 years ago , but the memories he and the you folks , Bennie West , Jane Haynes and Peggy Wood of Capital...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: nicki cribb - hemingway, SC

“So sorry about your Dad!Hoping fond memories will help with your grief!Prayers!Fellow Blue Devil and Winthrop Sister,Dawn Ellison Smith ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Coach Tolar, we are very sorry! Please know that the Tolar family is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Ashley Harvey - GC

“So very sorry to hear about Mr. Tolar. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.Your mail lady, Dawn ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“My heart goes out to the Tolar family. You have my deepest sympathy. Weeping may endure for night but unspeakable Joy comes in the morning. May God...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Michelle Jefferson - Ladson, SC

“Sorry for your lost. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Annette Aunt MARY Lambert's daughter Brandon - SC

“Only beautiful memories of AL and his family. Frank Hinson (Frank and Friends) ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Frank Hinson - Johns Island, SC

“We will miss you love too all ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Doris Lyda

“Debra, we are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Paula & Joe...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Paula & Joe Marion - Summerville, SC

“To the family, our thoughts and prayers go out to you. He was a great man to have the pleasure of calling friend. He will truly be missed. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Echeniques - Ladson, SC - friend

“Thoughts and prayers to the family. May God bless you with peace. Mr. Al you will be missed! ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Joseph Vesely - Anchorage, AK

“Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. We know that God has his loving arms around you and will be with each of you in the days to come. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: George & Patricia Stephens - SC


Alton Joseph Tolar, 83, of Goose Creek, SC, beloved husband of Geraldine Tolar, died Monday, April 23, 2018. His Funeral Service will be held Friday, April 27, 2018 in the Hillcrest Baptist Church, 3595 Ashley Phosphate Road at 12:00 pm. Interment to follow at Plantation Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Northwoods Chapel, 2180 Greenridge Road.

Alton was born January 2, 1935 in Fayetteville, NC, son of the late Addison Gray Tolar, Jr. and Gladys Atkins Tolar. He was an Army veteran of the 82nd Airborne and retired from Citigroup after 41 years in the finance business. After his retirement he achieved his life's passion and earned his CDL to drive his own 18 wheeler for 18 years. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Alton was a member of Hillcrest Baptist of North Charleston.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Geraldine Tolar; son, Gregory Tolar (Anona); daughters: Debra Tolar, Donna Melogy (Kevin), Pamela Vesely (Jamie); grandchildren: Ian Tolar, Ryan Melogy, Matt Melogy, Emily Melogy, Jordan "JT" Vesely, Joshua Howell and Sarah Morris; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and beloved sister-in-love, Delores "Dee" Novy. He was preceded in death by nine siblings.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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