JOHN WILLIAM TOLIVER, JR.

  • Born: June 13, 1953
  • Died: November 30, 2016
  • Location: DAYTON, Tennessee

Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home

1670 Market Street
Dayton, TN 37321

Tel. (423) 775-2444

Tribute & Message From The Family


JOHN WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY, A MEMBER OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN DAYTON. HE WAS A RETIRED TEACHER AT THE HIGH SCHOOL IN RHEA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. HE WAS ACTIVE IN THE TENNESSEE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION, RHEA- DAYTON TEACHERS ASSOCIATION, HE HELD MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION AND CHATTANOOGA RIFLE CLUB. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, JOHN WILLIAM TOLIVER SR. AND HELEN LORRIE SMITH TOLIVER. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, WALTA JEFFERS TOLIVER OF DAYTON, TWO CHILDREN, JOHN W. TOLIVER lll AND SARAH MARIE TOLIVER OF KNOXVILLE, TN. JAMES W. TOLIVER AND SARAH KATHLEEN TOLIVER OF HARKER HEIGHTS, TEXAS. ONE BROTHER; BARRY TOLIVER OF DAYTON. THREE GRANDCHILDREN, HIS CAREGIVER AND FRIEND CALVIN ROGERS. MEMORIALS MAY BE MADE TO SISKIN HOSPITAL IN CHATTANOOOGA OR THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, HOSPICE OF CHATTANOOGA, OR A CHURCH OF ONES CHOICE.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for the families lost,he was a great man and teacher,your family is in our prayers

Posted by Jeff n donna Hacker Burgess - Dayton, TN - Student   December 27, 2016

Walta and family, we are praying for you all in the death of John. We enjoyed worshiping with you and others at First Baptist in Dayton.

May the Lord comfort you during this time.

Doug lost his father and step mother this year.

Doug and Pam Davis
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Posted by Douglas Davis - Murfreesboro, TN - Friend   December 06, 2016

We send our love and regrets to such a beautiful family that we consider to be our own. We were so shocked at the news and hope that God blesses all of you with his grace and mercy. What a blessing he was and such a fun person, a fantastic father, and loving husband. Please know you are loved and thought of. All of you- we send our love.

Posted by Jimmy and Chris Barnes - Dayton, TN - Friend   December 03, 2016

To Walta, Barry and children
John would be so proud to read the comments. He did exactly what he should have when he became a teacher. I'm glad his students loved him so much. My condolances
to you all on this sad loss. He was a good
friend when we were young. I know he was proud of his sons and family. God bless and hold you close in your grief.

Posted by Wreba Rusbridge - Hermitage, TN - Friend   December 03, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless! We are sorry for your loss.

Posted by Stacey Helvey - Alexandria, VA - Family   December 02, 2016

Walta, we are so saddened by the passing of John. We love you dearly, and we are sorry we are unable to be with you. We both have health issues.
May God bless you and your family.rkgjr

Posted by Edwina and Howard Taylor - Dayton, TN - Friend   December 02, 2016

Mr.Toliver you were my favorite teacher! You were like a life sized teddy bear. We love you and you will be remembered and missed!

Posted by Rebecca Robinson - Ooltewah, TN - Student   December 02, 2016

Mr. Toliver was a sweet, funny, knowledgeable teacher. I had the pleasure of having him as my U.S. history teacher in 11th grade at RCHS. His sense of humor made class enjoyable, and some of my fondest high school memories stem from time spent in his class. I am saddened to know that the world has lost such a kindhearted man. My prayers are with the family now and in the coming days.

Posted by Elizabeth Robinson - Spring City, TN - Student   December 02, 2016

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Walta, we are so saddened to hear of your loss. We feel blessed to have had the chance to meet you both and spend some good times together. Our prayer is for Him to surround you with His loving arms and bring a peace only He can bring and know there are so many prayers for your precious family. Take care.

Posted by KATHY AND RON EASTER - Acquaintance   December 02, 2016

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Walta,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Christina & Patrick Mugridge

Posted by Christina and Patrick Mugridge - Helena, AR - Family Friend   December 02, 2016

Walta & family we are so sorry for your loss. Will be praying for all of you as you still hold a very special place in our hearts. We love you from Helen Bishop & family..

Posted by Janice Varner - Soddy Daisy, TN - Friend   December 02, 2016

I am sorry to hear the passing of Mr. Toliver. He was my Economics teacher my senior year. If his family needs anything let me know.

Posted by Loni Russell - Dayton, TN - Teacher   December 01, 2016

Mr. Toliver had such an impact on so many young lives. I can personally say having him as a teacher and mentor was a blessing. May he rest in peace and prayers for his family.

Posted by Tiffany Rolison - Student   December 01, 2016

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I remember meeting Mr toliver for the first time at 4-h camp we had fun the hole week and we be came good friends with one nether he was just like a daddy to me i was his teacher's ast one yr and worked with him at the school i thote the wold of him he is going be missed by a lot

Posted by jimmy smith - spring city, TN - Friend   December 01, 2016

Mr. Toliver was one of a kind and no one can teach like him. His absence at school has been greatly felt. My prayers for his family.

Posted by Amy Wood - Soddy Daisy, TN - Coworker   December 01, 2016

We send our love, prayers, and condolences to Walta, Johnny, James, and family. John was a fine man gone too soon. God's comfort and peace to all.

Posted by Becky and Glenn Isaacs - Bristol, TN - Friend   December 01, 2016

This truly saddens me. He was a great teacher. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and children.

Posted by Dallas Brown - knoxville, TN - Student   December 01, 2016

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Having you as a teacher was a great experience. You will be greatly missed. My prayers are with your family.

Posted by Jaimee Woody - TN   December 01, 2016