Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home

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John C. "Toff" Tullar

August 13, 1960June 2, 2020

John “Toff” Tullar, age 59, of Bloomington passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side of his “extra special” lung cancer, pulmonary enteric adenocarcinoma (P.E.A.C.) John was born August 13, 1960 in Albany, New York, the son of John Charles and Anne (McMullan) Tullar. He received his bachelor degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro and worked locally as a social worker. He was an avid wrestling fan and loved working crossword puzzles with an ink pen (albeit an erasable ink pen). He was also an accomplished musician playing guitar in two bands. He also exhibited extensive carpentry skills. John is survived by his loving wife, Amanda Grow Tullar, to whom he was married to on June 14, 2013 at the Dunes at Lake Michigan; three children, Carter Grow, Andrew Grow and Elizabeth Ann Grow, all at home, his father and step-mother, John and Fran Tullar, of Brevard, North Carolina, his mother, Anne Tullar, of Cary, North Carolina, one sister, Cindy (Tom) Baron, of Cary, North Carolina, one brother, Paul (Heather) Tullar, of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, one niece, Elizabeth Baron, of Cary, North Carolina and one nephew, Billy Baron, of Cary, North Carolina. John was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mary Margaret and John McMullan and his paternal grandparents, Helen and Benjamin Tullar. There will be a Celebration of Life to be announced for a later date. Cremation rites have been chosen. The family suggests memorial contributions be given to the American Lung Association. Online condolences may be given at www.DayDeremiahFryeFuneralHome.com


  • American Lung Association


  • Celebration of Life Service to be held at a later date


John C. "Toff" Tullar

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Billy Baron

June 17, 2020

I have very fond memories of being 7ish years old with Uncle Toff playing his guitar as I sang deeply emotional songs. I remember us truly jamming out, even though I was young. He took me seriously as a kid, and that meant a lot. He is the funniest person I know. Here is a sweet picture of Toff. You will always be in my heart.

Susan montgomery

June 11, 2020

Oh, Toff, you are gone too soon! I will always remember you as a gentle soul who loved to play guitar! Love you! Susan

Terry Tullar

June 9, 2020

I was 16 and wanted to go to A rock concert. My parents insisted I not go alone. So Toffer graciously drove to Greensboro to go with me. We had a great evening together.
Over the years we have gotten together to play guitar a time or two. He was a talented and humble guy, and he will be sorely missed.

Dennis Craig

June 8, 2020

I only knew John for a short period of time but he was the kind of person that I felt like I knew him for much longer. It is with much sadness that I heard of his passing. I will miss talking with John and my thoughts are with Amanda and his family. I am so sorry for your loss of such a good man.

Anne Erickson

June 8, 2020

Toff had a dry wit that was incomparable. My fondest memories of him are from my college years when I would visit Aunt Mickey. He was always a good listener when I was in a moody state of mind, as is typical at that stage of life. I remember him strumming his guitar, playing with his niece and nephew, and throwing out slang and phrases from the ‘70s that inevitably made both of us crack up laughing. I don’t think he realized how smart he was...sharp as a tack. I’ll miss him. Love, Anne

Kay Mcmullan

June 8, 2020

Toff, You had a special place in Uncle Bob’s heart. We loved you dearly.
Aunt Kay

Cynthia Baron

June 7, 2020

Toff - 1984

Cynthia Baron

June 7, 2020

Toff, Elizabeth & Billy in 1999.

Cynthia Baron

June 7, 2020

Toff in 3rd grade, 1968.

Cynthia Baron

June 7, 2020

This is a picture of Toff's graduation from UNC-G in 1997.