Toney, Thomas Edward

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Thomas Edward Toney, age 83, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at the Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton, WV. Born October 12, 1939, in Vallscreek, McDowell County, WV, he was the son of the late Sebert and Gladys Lucille Nelson Toney.

Thomas was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. He attended Bluefield State and later received his master’s degree in education from Radford University. He would go on to teach school in McDowell County for many years, and also serve as principal. He was of the Christian faith and enjoyed hunting and camping. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother who loved his family dearly.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Lorene Burks; and brothers, Dranan, Charles, Hank, and Sebert Jr.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Rosetta Beaman Toney; one son, Austin Toney of Peterstown, WV; two daughters, Shatzey Nance and husband Greg of Hazel Green, AL, and Cynthia Thompson and husband Trevor of Knoxville, TN; brothers, Bartley Toney of FL, Lester Toney and wife Ann of SC, and Hansford “Tedge” Toney and wife Sonja of NC; one sister, Sarita Beavers; five grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00PM on Saturday, June 17, 2023, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel in Peterstown, WV, with Chris McKlarney officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA. Visitation will be held from 11:00AM until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the family at Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, WV.