Oie Lee Tolbert Jr.

November 8, 1929May 3, 2014
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HICKORY – Oie Lee Tolbert Jr., 84, passed away on Saturday May 3, 2014 at Frye Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.Oie was born on November 8, 1929 in Burke County to the late Oie Lee Tolbert Sr. and Emma Keller Tolbert. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother Ralph Tolbert, and sisters, Mary Price and Nina Sheffield. Oie had worked for the old Harper Motor Company and retired from Armstrong Ford after fifty years of service in parts and service. Oie was a lifelong member of Winklers Grove Baptist church, where he was a past Deacon, usher, and greeter. Oie was a US Army veteran having served during the Korean War. Mr. Tolbert loved woodworking.Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Marie Miller Tolbert, a son, Olan Tolbert and wife Christi, grandson, Dustin Lee Tolbert, and a sister, Margaret Sperling, all of Hickory. The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 from 6 P.M. to 8 P. M. at Hickory Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 7th, 2014, at 2 P. M. at Winklers Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Faulkenbury and Rev. Paul Deal officiating. Mr. Tolbert will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Gary Miller, Scott Lail, Josh Lail, Danny McNeely, Kyle Killian, Shawn Bradley, and Keith Hamby. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites provided by American Legion Post 48Memorials may be made to Winklers Grove Baptist Church, 3320 9th Avenue Dr. NW, Hickory, NC 28602 Condolences may be made online at Oie Lee Tolbert family is in the care of Hickory Funeral Home.



  • FUNERAL SERVICE Wednesday, May 7, 2014
  • VISITATION Tuesday, May 6, 2014



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Lisa Tolbert

September 21, 2014

I wish I would have had to pleasure to meet Oie Lee Tolbert in person his father was my grand uncle on my fathers side of the family. My prayers are with his family.

May 11, 2014

A better uncle would be hard to fine. He was a non-judgmental, caring, honest person and a great listener. We enjoyed sitting around listening to him tell things from years passed.
Uncle Junior, we so appreciated you!
David, Judy & Jasmine

Joann Testerman

May 8, 2014

So sorry to hear about the loss of OL. He was a special person. I will always remember Chicken Pie days at the Bo Peep. Prayers to his family. Joann Testerman

richard keller

May 6, 2014

from claude j keller family we are sorry for mr tolberts death he was anice man and he was a great family member he will be our prayers are with marie Richard - rosa keller

Vicky & Martha Williams

May 5, 2014

OL is going to be so dearly missed. He always greeted every one and seemed to always have a way of making you feel special. Mom and I will truly miss him. He is now with our Savior up in Heaven where we all hope to be one day. Marie and the rest of the family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

May 5, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss, O L was a great person. I worked with him at Armstrong Ford, He will be greatly missed. My prayers are with Marie and the family.
Darlene Cook & Family