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Obit – Mr. Terry Toney

Mr. Terry Toney, of the New Middleton Community, died peacefully at 2:15 p.m. Monday afternoon May 24, 2021 with his wife at his bedside. Mr. Toney, age 78, died at the St. Thomas Hospital West in Nashville where he was admitted May 18th with circulatory complications.

A public graveside service was conducted on Thursday morning May 27th with Eld. Junior Dickerson officiating. Interment followed the 11 a.m. services near his parents in the new West section of the Sanderson Cemetery in the Pleasant Shade Community.

One of three daughters and a son born to the late Benton Lee Toney who died April 14, 2003 at the age of 82 and Rubye Aline Price Toney who died on March 31, also in 2003, at the age of 84. His parents died only two weeks apart.

Mr. Toney was born Phillip Terry Toney at the family home in the Pleasant Shade Community on October 13, 1942.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Ann Toney Lewis who died from cancer at the age of 33 on December 13, 1972.

At the West Nashville United Methodist Church in Nashville on February 25, 1966, he was united in marriage to Nashville native, the former Helen Lenette Neely.

Mr. Toney was a 1960 graduate of the former Cumberland High School in Nashville.

Mr. Toney proudly served our country with the United States Marines and was honorably discharged at Camp Lejeune, South Carolina from active and reserve duty on February 13, 1970 with the rank of Sergeant. He was awarded the Rifle Range 215 Sharp Shooter Badge and the Good Conduct Medal. He was inducted in Nashville on May 23, 1964 and served with the 3rd Rifle Company.

He was a member of the Pleasant Shade Upper Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Toney’s love for Mustang automobiles was evident with his collection of two 1972’s and a 1988.

Mr. Toney retired in 2005 from the Ford Glass Plant where he was employed for over seventeen years and was a member of the United Auto Workers.

Surviving in addition to his wife of over fifty years are their three children, Krista Toney Hensley and husband Brian or the Lock Seven Community, Kelly Toney King and husband Stevie of Gordonsville, John Toney and wife Amy Carter Toney of the Riddleton Community; six grandchildren, Haley Ezell & husband Caleb, Noah King and wife Kayla, Gabby Ralph and husband Patrick, Hannah Toney, Elijah King, Jacob Toney; six great-grandchildren, Aiden and Duke King, Jonah and Finn Shultz, Neely and Cannan Ralph; two sisters, Cheryl Rigsby and husband Wesley of the Pleasant Shade Community, Beth Fisher and husband Bob of the Tanglewood Community.

The Toney family has requested memorials be made in Terry’s memory to the Sanderson Cemetery Mowing Fund.