Douglas Carroll Tolley (Bubba)

Published 4:33 pm Thursday, July 2, 2020

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Douglas Carroll Tolley (Bubba), 75, of Elizabethton, left his loved ones for his perfect life in Heaven on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, from Hermitage Nursing Home. He no longer has any disabilities, no more pain! He is whole!
Doug loved his family, his friends, his neighbors, watching westerns, riding his bicycle, his birthday, Christmas and eating out. Doug loved going to his church, Hunter First Baptist, where he was a member.
Doug was born September 23, 1944 to Mary Cornett Tolley and the late Zeke Tolley Sr. In addition to his dad, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Tolley, and his grandparents, Dave and Julie Hilman Tolley and Frank and Myrtle Stevens Cornett.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brothers, Billy Tolley Sr., Dean (Louise) Tolley and Zeke (Charlene) Tolley Jr.; his nieces, Toria Tolley, Tina Tolley McConnell, Diana Tolley Greenway, Tammy Tolley, Alison and Gretta Arnold; his nephews, Gregory Tolley, Billy Tolley II, Tom McConnell, Bobby Tolley, Stephen Tolley and David Tolley; and 11 great-nieces and nephews.
A service to celebrate Douglas’s life will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 5, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Reverend Steven Nauman officiating. Music will be provided by Patty Hodge. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from noon until 2 p.m. Sunday,  prior to the service, or at the residence at any time. The graveside service will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be his nephews, Gregory Tolley, Tom McConnell, Billy Tolley II, Bobby Tolley, Stephen Tolley and David Tolley. Honorary pallbearers will be his friends and neighbors, his church family, Estel Whitehead, Jerry Whitehead, Allen Goodwin, Jon Byrd, Gary Johnson, Wesley Johnson, Adrian Tolley, Richard Davenport, Joshua Bowers, Frank Bowers, William Trivett, Randall Lewis, R.L. Miller, George Collins, Ronnie Townsend, Steve Foltz, Jeff Chambers and Doug Phillips. Doug’s family would like to thank Dr. Chakradhav M. Reedy for his medical care and concern beyond the office and the faithful friend and neighbor, Patsy Ballard, for all the love and care she showered on Doug for so long. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,
Doug and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information and Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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