Homer A. Tolbert, 86, of Benton went to Heaven on July 13, 2013.
Homer was born to William Thomas and Lula Pearl Tolbert on Dec. 20, 1926, in Hillsboro, Ala.
He married Lois Faye Eason on Aug. 30, 1953. They lived most of their life together in Stuttgart, before relocating to Benton in 2000 to be near their daughter. Homer served in the military in the 183rd ordnance battalion in Germany and France, and acted as surgical technician and ambulance driver in the medical department.
Homer was retired from IGA Foodliner where he was manager. He was an active member of Temple Baptist Church in Benton and loved playing guitar and singing in the church choir.
Homer was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas and Lula Pearl; one sister, Louise Huddleston; and three brothers, Carl, Grayson, Burkett and Buford Tolbert.
He is survived by his wife, Lois; a daughter, Diane Tolbert; grandchildren, Ryne and Eric Lamm; one brother, Joe Tolbert; one sister, Lavelle Moore; and many very special nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Unity Baptist Church in Dewitt, with the Rev. David Harris and the Rev. David Inzer officiating. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service at Forks LaGrue Cemetery in Dewitt.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service and visitation also will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton.
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard