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Bobby W. Tooley

Bobby Wayne Tooley, 76, of Searcy passed away peaceably at his home Thursday, July 21st where he was comforted by his loving wife and Hospice of Searcy. He was born March 5, 1940 in Bono, Arkansas to the late Palas and Vestal Tooley.

Bobby graduated from Grubbs High School with the class of 1958. Bobby worked for Kohler Stainless where he retired after 30 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, bowling and being outside working in his garden and mowing the lawn. Bobby was a member of Kensett First Baptist Church. He served on several committees at the church to include; vacation Bible school, meals, transportation, and many others. He also participated in Relay for Life events, and Celebrate Recovery.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Debbie Colbert-Tooley; one sister, Frankie Ann Coots; two daughters, Michele Roe, and Melody Kapla (Al); one step daughter, Tina Milligan (Andy); one step son, Don Bowen; eight grandchildren, Kayla Fear, Kyle Fear, Zachary Kapla, Joshua Kapla, Drew Milligan, Tyler Milligan, Taylor Milligan, and Easton Milligan; two great grandchildren, Lillian and Leland.

In addition to his parents Bobby was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Pena; his second wife, Ima Tooley; and one brother, Billy Joe Tooley.

We are thankful for all those who helped care for him so he could remain in his home. A special thanks to Carrie, his hospice nurse and dear friends Carolyn and Terry Douglas.

Visitation will be from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, July 29th at Kensett First Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 29th at Kensett First Baptist Church with Bro. Joe Clement officiating.
Interment will be at Gum Springs Cemetery in Searcy.
All funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.
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  • Visitation

    July 29, 2016
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

    Kensett First Baptist Church

    308 W. Wilbur Mills Ave
    Kensett, AR
    (501) 742-3520

  • Funeral Service

    July 29, 2016
    11:30 AM

    Kensett First Baptist Church

    308 W. Wilbur Mills Ave
    Kensett, AR
    (501) 742-3520


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Guestbook

Mr Tooley was a great man, was customer of mine for years at Regions Bank. He will be missed.

Posted by Karen Baker - Friend   July 28, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I'm going to miss my buddy. He was a good man, leader, and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you Debbie. Love you.

Posted by Michelle Wirz - Judsonia, AR - Friend   July 28, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to read of your loss. I will call you in a few days. If I can help you in any way let me know.
Love you,
Irma

Posted by Irma Heffner - Austin, AR - Friend   July 24, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sad to hear of Bobby's passing. He will be missed.

Posted by Ellen Broten - Searcy, AR - friend   July 23, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. May he be rejoicing with his Savior

Posted by Theresa Willett - Searcy, AR - Friend   July 22, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM