OBITUARY

Noble Edwin Toney

November 11, 1947May 2, 2021
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Noble Edwin Toney, 73, died on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Greenbriar Nursing Center, in Eaton Ohio. Noble was born to Harold and Adelene Beall Toney, on November 11, 1947 in Richmond, Indiana. Noble attended area schools and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in history. Noble returned to the area becoming a resident of College Corner, Ohio; a community that he loved. Noble was an active member of the community, serving as a member of the College Corner City Council. He truly cared about the issues that faced the community, being instrumental in securing monetary grants for city improvements. He also personally donated time and money for city improvements. Noble dedicated his life to public safety and security. He started his career in public service as a police officer where he was placed in the line of fire on multiple occasions. He continued his career as a security officer, retiring from General Electric after nearly 40 years of service. His time spent as a security officer allowed Noble to participate in some truly unique experiences, most notably, guarding President Ronald Reagan, as well as ‘The King’ Elvis Presley when they visited Cincinnati. Noble attended Presbyterian churches throughout his life. When he was not working, you could find him tending to his garden and growing flowers, which he enjoyed. He also loved spending time with his family. Noble is survived by his daughter: Becca Baker and her husband, Christopher of College Corner Ohio; his brothers: Samuel “Sam” Toney and his wife Grace, of Korea, Glen Toney and his wife Stephanie, of Oklahoma; his sister: Fay Nicholson and her husband Curt, of Pennsylvania; several nieces and nephews. Noble is preceded in death by his parents. A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Showalter Blackwell Long, Fosdick Chapel in Liberty, Indiana. Burial will follow at Lutherania Cemetery located in Richmond, Indiana. Friends may visit the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice in Noble’s honor.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 7, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, May 7, 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, May 7, 2021

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Carol Adams

May 8, 2021

Becca-

I just learned that your dad passed away. I remember him bringing you to my mom's house for her to watch you and spending time at his house when he would have you. He was so proud of you and proud to be your dad. You are the light of his life and always will be. Please don't ever forget that. May your dad rest in peace! He will never be forgotten. R.I.P my friend!

Shirley Thurston

May 7, 2021

Becca, Sam, Glen, Fay,
I was saddened to learn about Noble’s death. He was a long-time friend of our Thurston family. I first met the Toney family in 1961 when Ivan and I married and lived on the farm next to the Toney farm on New Garden Road near Williamsburg. Ivan and I remained friends with Noble after his mother died and he moved to North Carolina, then to Ohio. I remember sharing a pizza with him at Richmond where he stopped on his way back from the 2019 Thanksgiving family gathering in Indianapolis. He always talked fondly about all of you. Becca, you were the light of his life. Please accept my warmest condolences. Shirley Thurston

James Jackson

May 4, 2021

As mayor of the village in CC , Noble was always active with town council and BPA . He was involved in a number of grants through the years , the one he was most proud of was the building of our water tower.
He was more interested in moving the village forward than accolades .
Truly an unselfish servant of the village. College Corner is a better place because of Noble .
Mayor
James R Jackson

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