Fred Toler

August 25, 1917March 8, 2019

Feddie “Fred” Allen Toler passed away Friday, March 8, 2019, in Iowa Park, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Dutton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glen Pearce, Pastor, First Baptist Church, and Rev. Tim Franks, Pastor, Faith Baptist Church, both of Iowa Park, officiating. Graveside services will follow at Highland Cemetery in Iowa Park under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home. A celebration of life will also be held at Iowa Park Health Care Center.

Fred was born on August 25, 1917, in Talley, Missouri, to William Anderson Toler and Okie Bunch Toler. He met his late wife, Mary Glen “Dude” (Roach) Toler, while working at Wedgeworth Packing Company in Florida. They married 27 days later, on April 27, 1940, in Moore Haven, Florida, and were happily married for 72 years. Fred loved the Lord, he loved his family, and he loved to work. He was the oldest living resident of Iowa Park, Texas and the oldest member of First Baptist Church of Iowa Park, at the age of 101.

Fred is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Glen “Dude” (Roach) Toler; parents William Anderson Toler and Okie Bunch Toler; six brothers, Earl, Charlie, Carl, Herb, Sherman, and Norman; two sisters, Flora and May.

Surviving relatives include his two daughters, Peggy Robertson and her husband, Jerry and JoAnn Yarbrough and her husband, James, all of Iowa Park, Texas; grandchildren, Russell Yarbrough of Iowa Park, Texas; Randell Yarbrough and his wife, Marianne of Arlington, Texas; Tammie Patterson and her husband, Mark of Iowa Park, Texas; and Rowdy Robertson and his wife, Amy of Denton, Texas; great grandchildren, Bodie Yarbrough and his wife, Christie of Weatherford, Texas; Cole Yarbrough and his wife, Saige of Iowa Park, Texas; Cheyenne Neal and her husband, Matt of Holliday, Texas; Dakota Patterson and his wife, Mendi of Iowa Park, Texas; Tara Yarbrough of Dallas, Texas; Utah Robertson of Iowa Park, Texas; Miami Valimont and her husband, Austin of Denton, Texas; and great-great grandsons, Callon Yarbrough, Jace Yarbrough, Kreede Neal, Owen Patterson, and Toler Patterson; and two great-great granddaughters, Kyliegh and Jacee, all of Iowa Park.

Pallbearers will be the great grandsons, Bodie Yarbrough, Cole Yarbrough, Matt Neal, Dakota Patterson, Utah Robertson, and Austin Valimont. Honorary Pallbearers will be the great-great grandsons, Callon Yarbrough, Jace Yarbrough, Kreede Neal, Owen Patterson, and Toler Patterson.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Wichita Falls. Visitation will be held from 6 PM to 8 PM at Dutton Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Fred Toler

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Janis Latimer

March 12, 2019

To my precious loving friends, my heart is saddened today with the loss of your sweet special Dad. He was 100% a true Christian gentleman friend. May God keep his loving arms around each of you and give you the strength to carry the road ahead. You were greatly loved by this Angel and now he has a New Home with streets paved with gold but sweet memories will linger on here forever. Love ya’ lol very much. Prayers for Comfort. Janis latimer

Mary Roberts McLemore

March 11, 2019

My thoughts and love are with you and your family at this time
It has been years but I still love you and cherish our friendship all of these years
We do not have to see each other for the love of friendships to sustain and grow
My Jerry has been gone 49 years and we miss him as if it were yesterday
I left Wichita Falls 4 years after his passing and reared the boys on a farm here in
East Texas
The 3 boys finished college, served in the Armed Forces and between jobs and the
military they have been all over the world but are all back in East Texas on farms
The middle son gave me 2 gran girls and they have been a blessing. The oldest is a
Freshman in college and the youngest graduates from high school in June
What a blessing you had your precious dad for so long. My love and prayers, Mary Ellen Roberts McLemore



A Century of Stories

The Kids: Jo Ann’s memory-“I lived next door to dad and he loved doing woodwork in his little shop. I would go out there and I learned to like doing wood work too. That is why I still like sawing and creating crafts of wood. Fun times and lots of saw dust. He panicked a few years back when I sawed the ends off of a couple of my fingers!!!”

James’ memory- “I remember vacations and all the camp cooking. We never had to worry about breakfast, it would be ready when we woke up. One time we were camping in Ouray, Colorado and we picked the camper up over the rocks to put it in the perfect spot.”

Peggy’s memory- “When I was young we lived in Idaho. This particular time we lived in Driggs, Idaho. Dad would always buy mom a piece of Shawnee Corn dishes every pay check at the drug store. It was payday and he told Jo and me to come on. I had a little hole in my blouse and told him I couldn’t because of that hole. It had quite the impact on me because he said “that little hole will be ok as long as you are always clean” I still think of that every time I go any where... love to my special daddy.”

Jerry’s memory- “I remember one time that Pa Pa and I were deer hunting at Chico, we had a lease there on Genes place, and had killed a deer. We were so excited and ready to get it to Whit for processing. We took off and got all the way to Bellevue before we realized we forgot to load the deer. Needless to say we did a turn around an laughed at ourselves.”

The Grands: Russell’s memory- “Me and him working on pulling machines and cooking rotisserie Chicken together!”

Randell’s memory- “I would run across the sidewalk to Pa and Granny’s in the evening fall asleep watching tv in Pa’s lap and he would carry back over to the house. When I would go to work with him in the summertime when school was out and at lunch we would listen to Paul Harvey and eat ritz crackers with peanut butter in the middle of them. I think of him every-time I eat them.”

Marianne’s memory- “He was sweet to us.”

Tammie’s memory- “Pa had a very heavy beard... he shaved every morning & evening. As a little girl I loved to climb up in his lap and shave him!”

Mark’s memory- “He always had a story to tell and they always had cold Dr. Pepper and Coke’s in the ice box. He always wanted you to get one out before you left the house. He was like my second grandpa who always put you before himself. Like the time at the deer lease Wes went to town to get hamburgers for everybody. He handed them out and forgot to buy himself one. So Papa let him have his burger. He is gone now, but has left a big impression on lots of our lives.”

Rowdy’s memory- “He always deer hunted with the family. When the hunt was over we would pick Pa up from the stand he would get in the truck. Dad would ask him, “see any deer?” Fred would respond, “didn’t see a shit’n thing” we would all laugh and go back to camp. He was a character I could go on and on.

Amy’s memory- “Every time I got to go see him I would say “I love you PaPa”, and he would say “I love you to hun” I will never forget that.”

The Greats: Bodie’s memory- “I will always remember how his face would light up when one of us shot a deer. Especially, when Cole shot his first deer with Papa out of his stand. He was so proud of Cole, but he still couldn't believe he killed a deer as loud as he always was in the stand.”

Christi’s memory- “I enjoyed going out to the work shop and Papa showing me all his wood working and saws. He had little jars with all his nails separated by sizes an explained it all to me.”

Cole’s memory-“Going hunting with Papa and shooting my first deer with him.”

Saige’s memory- “When he would tell me stories about what a pain Cole was. From trying to get him quiet enough to hunt or focused enough to complete a wood project. Lots of his stories ended with "so we just went and did something else." And he would add a sweet smile and turn his head to the side. I felt like I could see him replaying those moments in his mind. Then he'd give his little chuckle and tell me to get some candy for us off the table.”

Cheyenne’s memory- “My Fred Toler original 2 story white doll house complete with carpet— best doll house ever. It was complimented each Christmas with the season’s Holiday Barbie. Our phone calls that our monthly state quarters were ready for us to come by and pick up. Finally, the crowning trait of Papa—when he would tell me “I pray for each of you kids by name everyday.”

Matt’s memory- “Dropping in for a visit and he always had stories about working in Idaho. As he told the stories we would go through his knife collection. Each knife had its own story to tell too.”

Dakota’s memory-“His love for jokes and he always laughed no matter how many times he told it.”

Mendi’s memory- “Telling him we were naming our son Toler after him”

Tara’s memory- “He was sweet to us.”

Utah’s memory- “It is because of my great grandparents that whenever a really bad thunderstorm rolls into town all I can picture is the earthy tomb which many of us spent our youth in; sitting on the laps of the ladies of the family all while waiting for the day when we too were old enough to stand outside in the wind and rain like the rest of the crazy old men in the family. The Dickies- It was only on very special occasions that you could eye him in anything, but his Dickies Baby Blue or Khaki Coveralls”

Miami & Austin’s memory- Christmas at Pa’s— “Something about shoving a huge family into a tiny house really makes for great memories!! “

Our wedding day— “ I am SO thankful he was able to be there that day!! I am so glad we have this picture to be able to show our children one day, to tell them about this incredible man. “

The Great Great Grandsons: Callon and Jace’s memory- “We remember sitting in his living room listening to him tell stories and thinking how does he remember all of this at his age.”

Kreede’s memory-“He was the best story teller. I loved listening to his stories.”

Owen’s memory- “The knives he gave us.”
Toler’s memory-“Taking pictures with him."