Trevor Lloyd Toomer
March 28, 1937 – January 1, 2019
Trevor Lloyd Toomer, age 81, of Ocala, Florida passed away on Tuesday January 1, 2019. Trevor was born March 28, 1937 to loving parents Cyril George Toomer & Myrtle Adassa Toomer in St. Catherine, Jamaica, West Indies. Trevor grew up in Kingston, graduating from Kingston Technical High School. In his early twenties he fell in love with and married Trevlyn Claire Kennedy, and together they celebrated 47 years of marriage until Trevlyn passed away in 2008. In 2009 he fell in love with and married Sherill Grandison and they were together until his passing on New Years Day 2019.
Trevor lived a life filled with a love of music. He loved to play, listen, and be around music. He had a gift for music and he shared music with the world by creating and building sound systems and playing music. He loved to play dominoes with his many friends and family and coworkers. He was a great friend and a lot of fun to be around. He loved to travel the world, both inside and outside the United States. He had many friends in many places around the world as well, and left a lasting impact on many.
Trevor started working in Jamaica, working on the roads and with asphalt. This was a difficult and hard labor and he did it daily for years to support his family. When he moved to New York City he worked with the New York Transit Department until he retired; working in the motor pool fixing and repairing subway cars, working on electrical connections doing delicate and difficult work.
In the early 2000's he retired to Florida with Trevlyn and they lived in Ocala until each of their individual passing's. In their new home they made new friends and celebrated their faith with Gospel Lighthouse Tabernacle with Pr. Dr. Cora M. Downie.
Trevor is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Trevlyn, two sisters Gloria Forbes and Yvonne Toomer; two brothers, Victor Seymour Toomer and Bernard Toomer.
Trevor is survived by his wife Sherill Grandison Toomer; his daughter Judith (Michael) Strachan, his son Howard (Samantha) Toomer, Andre "Shane" Toomer. He is further survived by his grandchildren Renee Strachan, Demarr Strachan, Vanessa Strachan, Dorian Toomer, and Ayden Baptiste; and his great-grandchildren Jaiden Strachan & Saniya Strachan. He is also survived by his sisters Patricia McFarlane, Daphnie Toomer, and Barbara Toomer; his brothers Egbert "Bennie" Toomer, Rupert Toomer, and Leslie Toomer; as well as many other friends and family, including many nieces and nephews.
A Gathering of Family and Friends for Trevor will be held Friday, January 18, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 5740 South Pine Ave, Ocala, FL 34480, followed by a Celebration of Life from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Pastor Cora Downie will officiate.
- Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, January 18, 2019
- Celebration of Life Friday, January 18, 2019
Trevor Lloyd Toomer
January 19, 2019
Tribute to Trevor Toomer
Words cannot express how much I am going to miss my dearest brother Trevor (who I affectionally call Deebo James). I will always carry him in my heart and remember him when I look into the faces of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I remember the times my husband, Tony and I would hang out with him listening jazz, going to Port Royal and Hellshire to eat fried fish and bammy, or just sitting down and "shooting the breeze". He was my big brother and I was his little sister and every week when I was a child he would make sure that I had lunch money to take to school. He made me feel special and important, I know that he is gone to a better place and I mourn his loss but I will always cherish the memories. Love always your sister, Pat.
January 18, 2019
Dad led a GREAT life. He was an Awesome human being. He sacrificed so that the family could have a better life. He would give the shirt on his back to a stranger. He was kind, quiet and lead by example. My siblings, Judy, Shane and I know no greater role model. He was our HERO. We miss him dearly. God Bless you Pops. You are an angel that God has called Home.
January 16, 2019
Dixie is my brother-in-law. I first knew him doing my construction days (1969 - 1972) when he did asphalt paving on some of my projects. When Pat and I started dating, her first introduction was to her brother Dixie, Trevlyn and the children. They welcomed me unconditionally and I became an Honorary Toomer. Pat has a special love for her brother Dixie and his family. I remember Sunday afternoons in Jamaica listening to his collection of jazz records and him extolling the virtues of Brubeck, Mangione, Armstrong. Among the fond memories was his visits with us going to the Montreal Jazz Festival. I treasure the memories. Rest In Peace my brother..