Eugene Tollett, 92, passed away at The Waters of New Castle on Wednesday evening December 28, 2022. A son of the late Sim and Lilly (Easterly) Tollett, Eugene was born in Cumberland County, Tennessee on July 26, 1930.
He met the love of his life, the former Coralyn D. Parkhurst, while visiting family here in Cambridge City. They were married in Crossville, Tennessee on October 1, 1955. They lived the rest of their lives and raised their four children in Western Wayne County. Eugene had worked at Chore Boy and retired from M.E.G. where he was a punch press operator. Eugene worked hard providing for his family. He enjoyed raising fruits and vegetables in his garden, woodworking, tinkering around his home and spoiling his grandchildren. He stayed active by cutting his own firewood to heat his house until the age of eighty six. A special “thank you” is extended to the staff at The Waters for the care provided to Eugene and also to Ken Newton for mowing Eugene’s yard and checking in on him the last few years.
Survivors include 4 children, Rick (Violet) Tollett of Greens Fork, Tammy Tollett of Hagerstown, Jean Ann (Frank) Ballinger of New Castle and Tim (Janie) of New Castle; 7 grandchildren, Justin (Tammy) Werking, Jason (Heather) Werking, Billy Tollett, Sarah (Andrew) Buroker, Megan (Josh) Key, Hannah Tollett and Sam Tollett, U.S.M.C., California; 6 great grandchildren, Max and Madison Werking, Keegan and Korban Buroker, Kaden Key and Liam Tollett; several nieces and nephews.
Eugene was preceded in death by his wife Coralyn Tollett on December 7, 2000; 7 siblings, Frank Henry, Ella Mae, Ida Marshie, Emily Margie, Elva Martha, Ethel Mary and Ray Jr..
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 1 p.m. on Saturday January 7, 2023 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Pastor Tim Webb will officiate. Burial will follow at South Lawn Cemetery in Dublin.