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“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...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Douglas Davis - Murfreesboro, TN

“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...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Jimmy and Chris Barnes - Dayton, TN

“To Walta, Barry and childrenJohn would be so proud to read the comments. He did exactly what he should have when he became a teacher. I'm glad his ...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Wreba Rusbridge - Hermitage, TN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless! We are sorry for your loss. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Stacey Helvey - Alexandria, VA

“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...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Edwina and Howard Taylor - Dayton, TN

“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! ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Rebecca Robinson - Ooltewah, TN

“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...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Elizabeth Robinson - Spring City, TN

“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...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: KATHY AND RON EASTER

“Walta,Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Christina & Patrick Mugridge ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Christina and Patrick Mugridge - AR

“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...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Janice Varner - Soddy Daisy, TN

“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. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Loni Russell - Dayton, TN

“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...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Tiffany Rolison - Student

“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...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: jimmy smith - spring city, TN

“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. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Amy Wood - Soddy Daisy, TN

“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. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Becky and Glenn Isaacs - Bristol, TN

“This truly saddens me. He was a great teacher. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and children. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Dallas Brown - knoxville, TN

“Having you as a teacher was a great experience. You will be greatly missed. My prayers are with your family. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Jaimee Woody - TN


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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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