Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Bobby J. Tolbert

Bobby Joe Tolbert, age 56, of Orlando, FL, was called home to be with the Lord, Friday, June 5th, 2015 at Florida Hospital Orlando.  He was born in York, Alabama,  on December 22, 1958 into the union of Bettie and John  Tolbert.  Bobby was a Staff Sergeant and  retired from the United States Army.  After graduating from Sumter County High School in 1977,  Bobby Tolbert enlisted into The United States Army at the age of 18 on July 19, 1977. Bobby was united in marriage to Rosetta Rowe on 05/28/1982. He continued to serve in The United States Army where he received Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon -2, Overseas Service Ribbon -4, Valorous Unit Award, Southwest Asia Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Sharpshooter Badge Hand Grenade/Marksman Badge M-16 Rifle, Army Retired Lapel Button to name a few. Bobby Tolbert also featured on the cover of Time Magazine (February 25, 1991 edition) Title Beginning of the End.

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.


1 comment:

M Jones said...

I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope you will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. May GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.Matthew 5:4.