Toby D. Stearley, 59, of Center Point died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at his residence. He had been battling cancer for the past year.
He was born Jan. 25, 1944, in Beech Grove, Ind. the son of Glen D. Stearley and Lillian Lunsford Stearley.
He graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1962. He served in the United States Marine Corp 1964-1966 in Vietman.
As a young man he worked as a farm hand for many families in the Center Point and Cory area. He also worked at Visqueen before starting his construction business. He did construction, cement work and bulldozing, until his health problems became a problem. He enjoyed mushroom hunting, visiting with friends and family, and was also known for his hog roasts.
He was a member of the Brazil Eagles Lodge, a Life member of the VFW No. 6606 in Clay City; and American Legion Post No. 2.
He is survived by his father, Glen Stearley; two brothers, Jerry Stearley and his wife Sue Anne, and Randal Stearley; three sisters, Cheryl Robinson and husband Jim, Karen Stearley, and Delilah Robbins and her husband Dale; many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and nephews and a large extended family.
Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at French Funeral Home with the Rev. Ted Schory officiating. Burial will follow at St. Johns Cemetery. Military gravesides rites will be provided by American Legion Post No. 2. Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. and again Tuesday from 11 a.m. to time of service.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Wabash Valley or the memorial of their choice. Light a candle in his memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com