Willie Lee Toombs Sr.

August 1, 1937June 4, 2019

Willie Lee Toombs, Sr. 81, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on June 4, 2019 at the Villages of Richardson, his nursing home in Dallas TX. He was born August 1, 1937 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Willie Toombs and Myrtle Mae Phifer. After the passing of his mother, his father remarried to Lillie Stewart who raised him from a young boy. He was a graduate of Horace Mann High School, Class of 1958 and Arkansas AM & N (University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff) where he ran track. He married Mary Louellen (Lewis) Toombs better known as Baby Toombs on October 29, 1961. They were married 57 years before his departure of this life. He worked at Teletype (ATT) for over 25 yrs. He became a member of their volunteer network foundation called the Telephone Pioneers of America where is also served as chapter President for one full year. He lived his entire life (with the exception of the last 6 months of his life) in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers and 8 sisters He is survived by his wife Mary of Dallas, Texas. Son Willie L Toombs Jr of Dallas, Texas. Daughter Angela Camille Thurman & husband Levi of Dallas, Texas and grandson Nicholas Thurman of Houston, Texas. Brother Charles Knox Toombs of Houston, Texas and Sisters Betty Jean Taylor and Shirley Rae Farmer and a host of nephews, nieces, family and friends.


  • Visitation Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 15, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, June 15, 2019


Willie Lee Toombs Sr.

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