OBITUARY

Thomas Eugene Toney, Sr.

October 17, 1944October 13, 2013

Thomas E. Toney, Sr., 68, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2013. A native of Jacksonville, he attended local schools, graduated from Bishop Kenny and attended Florida State University. He was a diehard Seminole fan. After college and a brief time in the military, he worked for Seaboard Coastline. In the late 70’s he opened Toney’s Sandwich Shop which was a Jacksonville institution for over 30 years. Along the way he made many dear friends. A devoted husband and father, he cherished his family. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Japour and Maggie (Assaf) Toney, and a sister Margaret Lewandowski. Surviving are his loving wife Darlene (Abboud) Toney, three sons, Thomas E. Toney, Jr. (Christina), Richard Toney (Claudia) and Mark Toney (Meagan), sisters, Barbara Remich (Pat), Ginger King (Paul), Patricia Toney, seven grandchildren, Victoria, Alexander, Nicholas, Henry, Leah, Nicole, Sophia and many dear friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 7 – 9 pm with a vigil service at 8:00 pm at Assumption Catholic Church, 2403 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, October 17, at 10:00 am at the church. Memorials in his name may be directed to River Garden Hebrew Home, 11401 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257. Arrangements are under the care of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 4115 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hardage-giddenshendricksave.com.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, October 16, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 17, 2013
REMEMBERING

Thomas Eugene Toney, Sr.

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Georgie Lewis

October 23, 2013

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Tom was always a class act and great man. Karen and I will always remember him and smile.
Bless you all.

Mary Toney

October 19, 2013

To Tommy, Rick, Mark, their wives and children: our hearts are broken for you, and we love you.

As for the rest of us, our family simply will not be the same without Tommy. He took the "oldest male cousin" role seriously; sometimes aggravatingly so when I didn't want to hear what he had to say, but always with a lot of love and great humor. If you knew him, you get exactly what I'm saying; he could drive you crazy, and yet have you in stitches at the same time!

He also felt a real sense of responsibility for the women in our family, and all of us knew all we had to do was say the word, and he would be there. He was generous and as the saying goes, "would give you the shirt off his back". He had a very tender heart.

We're all bereft and so sad, but we are also blessed to have had such a great man in our lives. The bright spot is knowing we'll all be gathered as a family again.

Jimmy Thompson

October 18, 2013

To Tommy's family- I met Tommy as children in the Panama Park area through Robert Asaf. I hadn't seen him in years and am very sorry for your loss.

Nanda Toney

October 18, 2013

I will always love you Dad Toney. I am so blessed that you were such a big part of my life. I am lucky to see a reflection of you everyday in your grand kids.

October 18, 2013

My prayers for God's mercy and peace for your family from one who did not know Tommy well, but was a Kenny classmate . . . Margaret C. Tyler (Lincoln, NE)

Richard & Jo Hazouri

October 17, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Charles Toney

October 17, 2013

Cousins...I know, as a Christian, Tommy is now resting in peace in the arms of God.
And like calm waves, may our good God's perfect Peace and Love envelope you all.

October 17, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember and respect Tommy for the undying love and loyalty he had for his family. He was bigger than life and will be missed by those who loved him. God bless you all.

Scott Toney

Eddie Crossett

October 17, 2013

My sympathy goes out to Tommy's beautiful family at this difficult time. I have known Tommy since 1952 when we were in third grade together at St. Joseph's Academy on 7th St.and later at Bishop Kenny. We were little league team mates at Panama Park in the 1950's. He was my friend and he will be missed.

Bill Travis

October 17, 2013

My wife Elyse and I were very fond of Tom. He was one of the good ones. He was a very generous man.