Earle "Bard" Bernard Toole III

November 22, 1978June 4, 2018
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Service for Earle Bernard Toole III “Bard”, 39, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends from noon until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Bard passed away Monday, June 4, 2018. Born on November 22, 1978, he was a son of Earle B. Toole, Jr. and Betty Jo Stewart Toole. He was a graduate of Irmo High School and received his BS and MS degrees from the University of South Carolina. During his younger years, he spent many summers as the manager and lifeguard at Quail Valley Swim Club. Bard was employed as a manager with Outback Steak House and a technician for Aquarium Pools and was previously employed at Dent Middle School as a Physical Education teacher and a coach. He loved weight lifting and people and never met a stranger. Surviving in addition to his parents are his two beautiful daughters, Parker Elizabeth and Rylee Madison Toole; his former wife, Dana Parker; his brother, Stewart C. Toole; and nephew, Blake Toole. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Julia Bush Stewart; Bernard and Gretchen Toole. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to The Owls Nest, 2528 West Palmetto Street, Florence, SC 29501. Please visit our online website at to share a memory with the family.


  • Father: Earle B. Toole, Jr.
    Mother: Betty Jo Stewart Toole.
    Daughter: Parker Elizabeth Toole
    Daughter: Rylee Madison Toole
    Former wife: Dana Parker
    Brother: Stewart C. Toole
    Nephew: Blake Toole
    Grandmother: Julia Bush Stewart (deceased)
    Grandfather: E. Bernard Toole, Sr. (deceased)
    Grandmother: Gretchen Toole (deceased)

  • Ben Carns, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kyle Stoudenmire, Honorary Pallbearer
  • J.J. Hammond, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tarek Elshazly, Honorary Pallbearer
  • D.J. Stewart, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 9, 2018

Earle "Bard" Bernard Toole III

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Phyllis Davis

December 3, 2018

My fondest memory of Coach is when he would come to school with his fingernails polished. Big burly guy - no shame ... he loved his girls.

My heartfelt condolences.

Sterling Scott

June 14, 2018

Super swoll and with a heart of Gold!!! This man kept up the good vibes through the hardest times. I’ll never forget the times we shared at Logan’s Roadhouse. Coolest manager hands down I will miss you my man. Love Stirfry.

Jeff Healy

June 10, 2018

To the Toole Family: Bard and I lost touch after high school so I haven’t seen him in a long time, but I have great memories with Bard of our summers running around the Quail Valley Pool, his smile & laugh, getting badly beaten at Tetherball every time we played, and him being just a great person and friend. I’m so sorry for your loss and sorry I wasn’t able to make it to the funeral, but know that your family, and everyone else whose lives have been touched by Bard, are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jeff Healy
Mount Pleasant, SC

Lisa Scott

June 9, 2018

Bard was a great guy we worked together at Outback and it was never a dull moment. You will truly be missed. My continuous prayers for the family

Mckenzie Shobert

June 7, 2018

I've been with outback since mid October of 2017. Out of all the restaurants I've have worked for I never met a decent manager that did his job right and cared for his employees. Bard was that manager he actually cared for his people and made sure we were all good. He knew that he was my favorite. Every time he walked through that door I said "I'm happy you are here bless you". Things won't be the same without him there. I wish I could of got to know you longer Bard. You are an amazing person who always talked about his family. He loved them. I'll miss you more than you know.

Glenn Ridings

June 7, 2018

I am so sad to hear this news. I loved working with Bard at Dent Middle School. He was always in a good mood and smiling. I always looked forward to our Monday and Friday morning football discussions. Rest in peace friend. You will be missed.

Jeanne Denton

June 6, 2018

My heart is broken for all of you! Bard was such a wonderful young man and a true gentleman. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. May you feel peace and comfort, knowing that Bard is in the arms of our loving Lord. God bless you all🙏❤️

Love, Jeanne Denton

Chuck & Virginia Rogers

June 6, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time. May God comfort you and family.

Stacie Clark

June 6, 2018

Thinking of you all and sending you much love. I have a lot of great memories that include Bard and was lucky to have known him. You’re all in my prayers. Stacie

Bunny Carns

June 6, 2018

Betty Jo and Earle, Please know our family is just hurting for your family and all of us at the loss of Bard. He was such a special person to us, especially to Ben. We have had you in our thoughts and prayers since we heard the sad news. Also, we pray for Stewart, Dana, Rylee, and Parker. May God comfort you all. Our love, Bunny and Bubba