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Roy J. "Quig" Tolbert

September 2, 1928 ~ August 26, 2018 (age 89)

Roy J. “Quig” Tolbert, 89, of Giro, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. He was born on September 2, 1928 in Gibson County, IN to Walter and Ruth (Whittington) Tolbert. Roy was a lineman with the CSX Railroad. He served in the US Army. He participated in parades with his wife and their Belgium horses all over the area. They were in the Palestine Parade on Labor Day for 32 years in a row.

He is survived by his brothers, John Tolbert (Marie) of Hazleton and Royce “Chuck” Tolbert (Joyce) of Noble, IL; sisters, Jennie Tolbert of Giro, Susie Bringwald (Cotton) of Salem, IL and Ruth “Midge” Baehl of Haubstadt; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, the Davidson Family and Dallas Paul Collins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen Faye Tolbert on May 27, 2018; brother, Bertis Tolbert; nephew, Aaron Baehl; and a niece, Janice Tolbert Hartman; and a brother-in-law, Jerome Baehl.

Funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, officiated by John Davidson. Burial will follow at Davidson Cemetery in Giro. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 pm on Friday at Colvin Funeral Home. Military graveside services by Retired Military Veterans.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Davidson Cemetery. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at

Donations may be made to:

Davidson Cemetery, C/O Janie Davidson
9477 W CR 350 N, Hazleton IN 47640

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