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“So sorry to find out about Eric, he was a wonderful person, We met Eric when my brother Clifford Chapman was in the hospital and he passed away ,...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Bill & Christine ( Chris ) Blevins - VA

“We are so sorry to hear about Eric Tolbert. I'm Larry Akers with AutoZone. Not only was I his sales person but he was also a friend to us he would...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Larry Akers - Friend

“CindyWe were so very sorry to hear of this tragedy! If there is anything that Jennifer or myself can do during your time of loss, please feel free to...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: WILLIAM BONHAM - SALTVILLE, VA

“So sorry for your loss ”
4 of 22 | Posted by: Steve and Melissa Pennington - VA

“Cindy,I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family. ”
5 of 22 | Posted by: Lisa Frye - Chilhowie, VA

“My sweet Cindy Lou Who, Drew and family, I am so sorry to hear of Eric's passing. I met him at Luke's Diesel shop. He was such a nice guy. Luke...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Vickie Morris - Chilhowie, VA

“So sorry for your loss. ”
7 of 22 | Posted by: Eddie and Teresa Hogston - VA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Eric was a great man and friend. When he joined the Fd and he had Cliff became such great friends, those...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Angela Booth - Glade SPRING, VA

“So sorry for your loss May God bless you all and wrap his arms around you all in this difficult time. Love Becky Goodman ”
9 of 22 | Posted by: Helen Goodman - Glade Spring, VA

“Praying for family and friends. I'm so sorry for your lost ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: Brenda Hutson - Chilhowie, VA

“Eric had a kind, calm soul. Never in a hurry, always had time to sit, talk and ponder over what this could be, or that could be. I don't think that...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Vicky White - Bristol, VA

“I am so sorry for your loss. Sending my deepest condolences and prayers for your family. Eric was a wonderful man. ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: Rachel Tolbert - Ceres, VA

“Eric was a good man! He was a hard worker and a good truck driver. I met him through work but he quickly became a good friend. He came to the...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Angela Conley - Bristol, VA

“So sorry to hear this news. Eric did a lot of vehicle work for me and my family and was nice and honest. Always had a smile and worked hard until the...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Bryan Kestner - Chilhowie, VA

“Sheriff Blake Andis and the Members of the Washington County Sheriff's Office would like to express their sympathy in the death of Eric Tolbert. If...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Sheriff Blake Andis - Abingdon, VA

“Eric had a big heart of gold and was always willing to help other.He never meet a stranger. I worked with Eric for several years and have a lot of...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Roy Barlow - Damascus, VA

“Eric was a kind soul. Your Florida friends will miss you.My condolences to Eric's family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you during...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Colleen W. - Friend

“So sorry to hear this ...Eric was a good friend to Chuck for years :) Always said hi and ask how we was doing after Chuck passed away. Praying Hard...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: lorrie Fitzpatrick - chilhowie, VA

“Eric was a kind man. Your Florida friends will miss you..My condolences to Eric's family and friends.My thoughts and prayers are with you during this...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Colleen W. - Friend

“This this will be very hard for me to write. As Eric was not only a close acquaintance but a dear husband to one of my best friends Cindy Tolbert....Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: ReVonda Lampkins - Chilhowie, VA

“A great man that will really be missed. The world has definitely lost a great human being. Love you brother and look forward to seeing you again one...Read More »
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Eric Edwin Tolbert, 48, passed away Saturday, August 14, 2021 at the Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, VA.

He was born in Marion, VA to the late Patricia Jean Testerman. He is preceded in death by his grandson Ryder Edward Tolbert, father-in-law Roscoe Vanhoy, and his mother Patricia Jean Testerman.

He was a skilled mechanic and truck driver. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle with his son and friends, fishing, and working in the garage. He was a member of the Glade Spring Fire Department for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Cynthia (Cindy) Tolbert; son Drew Tolbert and Angel Yarber; step-daughter Nikki Montgomery and husband Joe; brothers Oliver Tolbert Jr. and wife Tammy, Montgomery Tolbert, Shannon and wife Tina Tolbert, and Jason and wife Rachel Tolbert; Mother In Law, Bonnie Vanhoy; Grandchildren Rylee Tolbert, Ryan Tolbert, Greyson Montgomery; nephews Chad Tolbert, Preston Vanhoy and Darren Helton; Nieces, Chloe Tolbert, Alivia Tolbert, Olivia Vanhoy, and Journey Vanhoy. Brother/Sister In Laws Andy and Kim Vahoy, Jeff and Angel Vanhoy; Uncle William C. Heath, Aunt Peggy D. Collins and several cousins.

Special Friend: Keith Mason

Funeral Services will be conducted at Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie, VA on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 2:00pm with Pastor Cody Sturgill officiating. Burial will follow at Middlefork Cemetery. The family will receive friends at their home after the burial service.

Condolences can be made online at www.williamsfuneralhomeofchilhowie.com. Williams Funeral Home is serving the Tolbert Family