After serving 20 years in The United States Army, Bobby and his family moved to Orlando, Florida where he retired and started driving semi-trucks. Orlando, soon became his home where he met several friends, which they partook in several of his favorite activities: fishing, bowling, and playing dominoes. > He was a great husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He was a man of his word, he meant what he said and did not take 'no' for an answer. Bobby was such an inspiration and had a great impact on the lives of many.
Bobby is preceded in death by his mother Bettie, and his father John Tolbert and leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Rosetta (Rowe) Tolbert of Orlando; two daughters, Mekeba Tolbert of Ocoee, Olashiko Tolbert (Dominic Jones) of Apopka; two sons Xavier Tolbert, Olajuwon Tolbert both of Orlando; two sisters Jenny Tyson of Syracuse, Rebecca Brown (Glenn) of Syracuse; two brothers Charles Tolbert (Marie) of Syracuse; Johnny Tolbert of Auburn, New York; 8 grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins who loved him dearly.
The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 6:00 until 9:00 pm. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, June 19, 2015 followed by interment at 2:00 pm at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida with military honors.