Reverend Bobby G. Toole, age 80, of the Cedar Crossing Community, died Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at Lumber City Nursing and Rehab after an extended illness. He was a native of Bulloch County, and as a child, he and his family moved to Cedar Crossing where he lived the remainder of his life. He attended Toombs Central School and served in the Army National Guard. He founded Lady Renee in 1965, and operated it until 2017. He started his ministry in 1966, at the Cedar Crossing Church of God, later at United Church of God, New Branch Church of God, and then returned to the Cedar Crossing Church of God with twenty-four years total with both pastorates. He founded Free Chapel at Ocmulgee Christian Academy where he pastored for twelve years. He is preceded in death by his wife Jo Harrison Toole; parents, Reverend John Paul Toole and Lucille Allen Toole; and two brothers, Lamar Toole and Billy Toole.
Survivors include one daughter, Renee Toole Butler and husband Paul; three grandchildren, Alex Butler, Tyler Butler, and Jacob Butler; one sister Voncille Toole Samples and husband Ronnie, all of Cedar Crossing; three brothers Gary Toole and wife Carolyn of Cedar Crossing, Jerome Toole and wife Paula of Vidalia, and Pickens Toole of Uvalda; one sister-in-law, Velta Toole of Cedar Crossing; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be Saturday, July 10, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. at the Cedar Crossing Church of God with Reverend Gary Toole, Reverend Eddie Toole. Bishop Gary Lewis and Pastor Steven Toole officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with the committal by Pastor Harry Sims.
The family will receive friends at the church on Friday evening from 5:00 until 8:00.
Flowers are accepted, or the family suggests donations be made to the Cedar Crossing Church of God, 2861 GA Hwy 56 West, Uvalda, GA 30473.
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