Dateline: November 20, 2008
64, died Thursday, November 13, 2008, in Clarendon.
were held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 15, 2008, in the Community
was born April 19, 1944, in Clarendon to Robert Lee Tolbert, Sr. and Betty
Owesa Lamb Tolbert. Robert was born and raised on the farm that was
purchased by his grandfather A.T. Tolbert in 1916. Robert Jr. bought the
farm in 1997 from Betty Tolbert. He was enlisted in the US Army July 1965
transferred to Ft. Eustis Virginia where he served as a supply specialist
(SP4T). His decorations include Expert Marksman with a M-14 rifle, Good
Conduct medal, Army Service Medal, and in July 1967 he was honorably
discharged. After the service he got into engineering and construction
work for Brown & Root, Page & Wirt, Missouri Valley, and High
Plains Builders. He was a carpenter and a farmer. He married Barbara Scott
on August 5, 1981 in Landers, Wyoming. He could be seen most weekends
selling produce and visiting with friends at the farmers market in
Amarillo. He also enjoyed working with the kids at church and the live
stock shows. He was a member of the Community Fellowship Church in
was preceded in death by his father, Robert Tolbert, Sr. on June 15, 1994;
and a brother, William “Bill” Tolbert on November 6, 2008.
leaves behind his wife of 27 wonderful years, Barbara Sue of Clarendon;
his mother, Betty Tolbert of Clarendon; four sons, Kenneth Lee Tolbert,
Sr. of Fritch, Tommy J. Brooks of Dumas, Kenneth Lee Tolbert, Jr. and
Robert Lee Tolbert, III both of Clarendon; two daughters, Gwyn Ann
Mitchell of Mobile, Alabama, and Debra Elaine Tolbert of Amarillo; a
brother, Jack Tolbert of Amarillo; nine grandchildren, Kenzi, Dalton,
Megan, Jessica, Kevin, Andrew, Ashton, Alexis, and Abbey.
family requests memorial contributions be made to the Odyssey Hospice in
Amarillo, or Donley County Livestock Association.
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