James William "Bill" Tolson

October 1, 1927August 13, 2020

James William “Bill” Tolson, of Round Rock, Texas, died peacefully at home and surrounded by family on August 13, 2020 at the age of 92. He was born October 1, 1927 in the community of Point Enterprise, near Mexia, Texas, to Felix and Ina Tolson.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Doxie Tolson; his daughters, Debbie Rippstein, Robin Hunt (David) and Sherri Seago; his grandchildren, Allison Notgrass (Blake), Brandon Nagle (Jenny), Ryan Nagle, Amanda Keeter (Matt), Dave Hunt (Olivia), Phillip Seago, Alexandra Seago Ashley (Stephen), Harlan Seago, Charlotte Seago and Rebecca Seago; his great-grandchildren, Abbie and Morgan Notgrass, Theia Nagle, Sadie and Harper Hunt and Wesley and Carson Keeter; his two first cousins, Helen Herring of Mexia and Peggy Bain of Waco, as well as, numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Roger, Byron and Marvin Tolson.

After graduation from high school, Bill joined the Merchant Marines followed by service in the United States Army. He travelled extensively around the world during this time. Afterwards, Bill continued his 40-year career with J.C. Penney. While living in New Braunfels, he was ordained as a deacon at First Baptist Church. Following retirement, Bill and Doxie relocated to Round Rock and have been active members at Central Baptist Church and enjoyed serving there as a teller and usher for many years.

We are joyful and at peace in the secure knowledge that he is with Jesus.

A funeral service will be held at the Hankamer-Fleming Chapel located on the campus of Texas Baptist Children’s Home in Round Rock, on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. to be followed by a graveside service at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville. Viewing offered prior to the service beginning.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any acknowledgements in Bill’s memory be made to Central Baptist Church or Texas Baptist Children’s Home. The family want to express their appreciation to their many friends, their Sunday School class and all of the wonderful staff of Encompass Hospice who so lovingly cared for him this past year.


  • David Hunt, Sr.
  • Dave Hunt
  • Blake Notgrass
  • Matt Keeter
  • Nelson Nagle
  • Jim Ransom
  • Mike Oehlert

  • Central Baptist Church
  • Texas Baptist Children’s Home


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020


James William "Bill" Tolson

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Wacy Leonard

August 16, 2020

Living in Egger Acres for 22 yrs now, I remember seeing Mr and Mrs Tolson walking the neighborhood together in years gone by. Such a beautiful couple; arm on arm. Always made me smile. A testimony of commitment to each other and our Lord. May the heavens rejoice in his homecoming.

Linda Heye

August 15, 2020

My husband Richard had a great respect for Bill and Doxie. They always sat one pew behind us in early service. They were always so kind and welcoming and Richard admired how Bill always dressed so well with coat and tie. After Richard died they were comforting to me and got me starting to go to their adult Bible study class. That was over ten years ago and the class has given me friendships and increased my faith. Bill was a wonderful man and will be very much missed but I know he is with Jesus and happy. My condolences to Doxie and all his beautiful family.
Love, Linda Heye