|Robert L. Toland, age 81, of Knoxville, Illinois, died on Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 3:25 A.M at his residence in Knoxville, Illinois.
He was born on April 22, 1929 in Ray, Illinois, the son of Robert L. and Wilma Chenoweth Toland.
He married Jacqueline J. "Jackie" Gilson on December 11, 1948 in Rushville, Illinois.
She survives of Knoxville, Illinois.
Also surviving are:
Son: Gregory L. (Elizabeth) Toland of Oneida, Illinois
Daughter: Alicia K. (Terry) Lamberson of Knoxville, Illinois
Six Grandchildren and Sixteen Great Grandchildren
Three Step Grandchildren and Seven Step Great Grandchildren
Brother: Donald "Don" (Martha) Toland of Monmouth, Illinois
Preceded in death by his parents.
He attended elementary school in Ray, Illinois and graduated from Rushville High School in 1947.
He worked for Gates Rubber Company in Galesburg, Illinois as a supervisor and retired after 30 years.
He was a member of the Knoxville United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed tinkering with jewelry, antiquing, flea markets, reading and working in his yard.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at the Hurd Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois.
Rev. Peter Wehrly officiating.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Hurd Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois.
Burial in Knoxville Cemetery in Knoxville, Illinois.
Fellowship following the services at the cemetery at the Hurd Hendricks Fellowship Center.
Memorials may be made to the Children's Miracle Network.
On-line condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com