Tony Dwight Tolbert

Tony Dwight Tolbert, 49, resident of rural Hanna, passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, at his home in Hanna. Tony was born Jan. 22, 1968, in Tulsa to Willie Dwight Tolbert and Janett Sue Graham Tolbert.

Tony moved with his family to the Hanna area where he grew up and later graduated from Hanna High School, and was member of the Hanna High School baseball team. Following high school, Tony began working as a carpenter, beginning as a carpenter with Leon Powell Construction. In 1993, Tony established Tolbert Construction Company and he proudly maintained that company working as a gifted and talented carpenter. 

Tony met and married the love of his life, Janet Carol Goodner, on Dec. 16, 1993, in Fayetteville, Ark. They remained happily married for 24 years until his death. Tony and Janet were past members of the Lake Crest House of Prayer in Chouteau.

Tony was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved working on autos and four wheelers with his two sons. Most of all, Tony was a loving son, brother, husband, and father. He will be missed by his family and many good friends. 

Tony was preceded in death by his brother, Tommy Tolbert and several aunts and uncles.

Tony is survived by his wife Janet Carol Tolbert of the home; two sons, Nicholas Lee Tolbert of Hanna and Matthew John Tolbert of the home; three sisters, Tina French and husband Mickey of Longtown, Tammy Bogle and husband Michael of Hanna, and Tonya Colette and husband Paul of Checotah; his father and mother, Willie Tolbert and Janett Sue Tolbert of Hanna; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill and Verna Goodner of Henryetta; his brothers-in-law, John William Goodner of Irving, Texas and Joe Goodner and wife Teresa of South Jordan, Utah; as well as a large and loving family and many good friends.

Memorial services will be at 4 pm. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Hanna School Gymnasium with Rev. Carl Eslinger officiating. Services and cremation arrangements are under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service.

Honorary pallbearers will be Nicholas Tolbert, Matthew Tolbert, John Goodner, Joe Goodner, Randy Bogle, Kenny Bogle, Paul Collette, and Michael Bogle.


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