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Edgar Earl TOLLE, jr.[1]

Male 1923 - 2015  (91 years)

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  • Name Edgar Earl TOLLE  [2
    Suffix jr. 
    Born 26 Jun 1923  Jackson Co., MS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Buried 2015  Crystal River Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Birth: Jun. 26, 1923
      Mississippi, USA
      Death: Feb. 9, 2015
      Crystal River
      Citrus County
      Florida, USA

      Ed Tolle, a former property appraiser, city councilman and businessman, died Monday, Feb. 9, from complications associated with pneumonia, said his son-in-law, Pat Fitzpatrick. He was 91.Tolle, who moved to Citrus County in 1950 with his wife, Kay, died at home.He had recovered last summer after breaking his hip but became ill with the flu, Fitzpatrick said. “He was a fighter,” Fitzpatrick said. “He helped so many people.” Kay Tolle, who grew up in Crystal River, predeceased her husband in August 2012, after 66 years of marriage.The Tolles were known for their local politics, business leadership and deep family roots. Ed Tolle, raised in Lakeland, moved with his wife to Crystal River in 1950 after they met at Florida Southern University. They ran her father’s fish house — now Charlie’s Fish House — and Ed Tolle was an early manager at the Plantation Inn Golf and Country Club.Tolle’s political past includes 12 years as property appraiser and two separate terms on the Crystal River City Council.In the 1980s, Tolle opened the land appraisal and real estate office on U.S. 19 that bears his name. He also served as president of Citizens First National Bank.“He was the smartest man I’ve ever known,” Fitzpatrick said. “He taught me how to be a man.” Services are pending with Strickland Funeral Home. See Wednesday’s Chronicle for more.

      Edgar Earl Tolle Jr., age 91, of Crystal River, Florida, left this world for his heavenly home Feb. 9, 2015, while at home with family, long-time family friend, care giver, Pam Lutton and Hospice of Citrus County. Ed was born June 26, 1923, in Jackson, Mississippi, to Edgar and Sadie Tolle. He was raised in Lakeland, where his father was a Methodist minister of music. He graduated from high school in 1940 and attended college at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, majoring in education. He received his master degree at the University of Florida.
      Ed left college and enlisted in the Army Air Corps a month after Pearl Harbor, with two of his brothers, Carol and Donald. Another brother, Kendall, was already serving in the Navy. Ed served as a gunner-photographer in a two-engine A-20 bomber with the 47th Bomb Group stationed in Northern Africa, Italy, Sardinia and France. He held the rating of staff sergeant and was awarded eight battle stars and the presidential unit citation.
      After serving in the war, he returned to college at Florida Southern in Lakeland. He was on the tennis team and was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity. His college nick name was "Whiz Tolle". He married his college sweetheart, Katherine (Kay) Barco, March 14, 1946. They moved to Citrus County in 1948, where Ed worked as principal of the elementary school in Hernando and taught the last four grades. He later taught at Citrus High School.
      In 1953, Ed and Kay moved to Crystal River to run Barco and Daniels Fish and Oyster operation. (The business was where Charlie's Fish House is today.) During this time, he and his wife Kay, platted, planned, and developed the first residential neighborhood on the west side of the Citrus County called "Tropic Terrace" where he later lived and raised his family.
      In 1964, Ed joined the staff of the Citrus County tax assessor's office, now known as property appraiser, working for his father-in-law, Hugh Barco. In 1966 Ed was elected to the position of Citrus County Tax Assessor, a position he held for ten years. He also served as President of the Florida Tax Assessors Association during the early 1970's. In 1976 he became president of Citizens First National Bank of Inverness.
      Ed was active in real estate as a Broker, appraiser and developer. He was a Florida certified general appraiser and an SRA member of the Appraisal Institute. He built and ran the Century 21 Nature Coast office along U.S. 19 in Crystal River in 1985. There he started Tolle Appraisal Service where three generations of the Tolle family work as appraisers.
      Ed's Christian faith is an important and integral part of his life. He was the son of a Methodist music minister and grandson of a Presbyterian minister as well. For a majority of his life in Citrus county, he has been a member of the Crystal River United Methodist Church. Through the years, Ed has taught Sunday school, served as a member of the board of trustees and directed and sang in the choir.
      Outstanding contributions to the community and his service in public office include: Appointed to the Florida Postsecondary Education Planning Commission by the Governor Lawton Chiles in 1995; member of the board of trustees of the Citrus Memorial Hospital; member of the advisory board of the Central Florida Community College; member of the Citrus county medical planning council; board of Directors of the Seven Rivers Golf and Country Club; the Chamber of Commerce; Kings Bay Rotary & VFW. He served on the City of Crystal River city council for two terms. He is a member of Mensa IQ Society.
      In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine (Kay) tolle (2012); son, Edgar Earl Tolle III (1975); siblings, Kendall (Martha) Tolle, Carol (Jean) Tolle, Genevieve (Son) Rambo and Donald (Mary Alice) Tolle.
      Survived by his son, Hugh Tolle and his wife Kathy; his daughter, Laura Lou Tolle Fitzpatrick and her husband Pat, all of Crystal River; seven grandchildren, Brandon (Tine) Tolle, Ryan (Wendy) Tolle, Shane (Alyse) Fitzpatrick, Erin Fitzpatrick (Matt) Marrero, Jessica Tolle (Jed) Byrd, Elaina Fitzpatrick (Matt) Ryals, and Elisha Fitzpatrick (Tyler) LeMieux; fifteen great-grandchildren, Riley Tolle and Alexis and Brady Rios, Madelyn and Grant Tolle, Trace and Brantley Fitzpatrick, Payton, Matthew and Eli Marrero, Dean, Dylan and Sadie Ryals, Lilly, Vaden and Jaxson LeMieux; plus his loyal Chow dog, "Brady".
      Our family would also like to give a special thanks to our care givers (private and Comfort Keepers of Citrus County) for their dedication and love.
      Visitation and Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 at the Crystal River United Methodist Church with the visitation beginning at 11 a.m. followed by the services at 1 p.m. Interment services with military honors will follow at the Old Crystal River Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Tolle have been directed to Hospice of Citrus County and the nature Coast P.O. Box 641270 Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or The Crystal River United Methodist Church Bethel Chapel Fund, 4801 N. Citrus Ave. Crystal River, FL 34428. Strickland Funeral Home with crematory of Crystal River is assisting the family with arrangements.
      Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Feb. 12, 2015

      Family links:
      Beulah Katherine Barco Tolle (1925 - 2012)

      Edgar Earl Tolle (1947 - 1975)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Crystal River Cemetery
      Crystal River
      Citrus County
      Florida, USA

      Created by: Doris Albro
      Record added: Feb 10, 2015
      Find A Grave Memorial# 142453665
    Died 9 Feb 2015  Crystal River, Citrus Co., FL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Obit mentions children and more.
    Person ID I4315  Roger TOLLE descendants
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2016 

    Father Edgar Earl TOLLE,   b. 29 Aug 1885,   d. 23 Jan 1965, Polk County, FL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Sadie Margaret LOTT,   b. 18 Jul 1887,   d. 26 Aug 1967  (Age 80 years) 
    Family ID F1321  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Beulah Katherine [Kay] BARCO,   b. 18 Sep 1925, Crystal River, Citrus Co., FL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 2012, Crystal River, Citrus Co., FL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 14 Mar 1946  [2, 3
     1. Edgar Earl TOLLE, III,   b. 14 Jun 1947,   d. 2 Dec 1975  (Age 28 years)
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F1322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S76] Find A Grave Index, His father's Find A Grave Memorial# 142453665.

      58. EDGAR EARL7
      , LOVIE JANE5
      , MARTHA JANE4
      , UNKNOWN1
      ) was born June 26, 1923 in Jackson, Mississippi. He married
      KATHERYN BARCO March 14, 1946. She was born September 18, 1925 in Ocala, Florida.
      More About EDGAR EARL TOLLE, JR.:
      Military service: Veteran of World War II, U.S. Army Air Corps

      Children of EDGAR TOLLE and KATHERYN BARCO are:
      i. EDGAR EARL8
      TOLLE III, b. June 14, 1947.
      96. ii. HUGH EUBANKS TOLLE, b. July 03, 1955.
      97. iii. LAURA LOUISE TOLLE, b. November 18, 1959.

    3. [S76] Find A Grave Index, Find A Grave Memorial# 142453665.