Eric Lynn Tolley

Published 3:30 pm Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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Eric Lynn Tolley, 41, of Holden, Mass., passed peacefully on to Heaven on Friday, November 25, 2022, after an extended illness.
Eric was born on May 20, 1981. He graduated from Hampton High School and was a member of Valley Forge Freewill Baptist Church. In past years, he resided in Holden, Mass., and worked as a Regional Manager for Crothall Healthcare at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He held a B.S. in Bio Medical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, and was most proud to be a Vol and especially loved attending or watching UT football games. He was also an avid sports fan, supporting and enjoying all the New England teams. He much loved and was loved by his dogs, Jules and Lady.
He was formerly married to Sue Ganas-Tolley of Holden, Mass. Eric also had a great love for fishing and enjoyed this sport with Sue’s father, Chris. His family in Holden included Chris and Mary Lou Ganas, brother-in-law, Matt Ganas (Shawn), nephew, Javi, and many other special friends.
He was a much loved colleague by so many at Crothall Healthcare, and especially by his manager, Terri Crofts, and co-worker, Kim Bogan.
Survivors in Tennessee are his parents, Curtis Steve Tolley and Norma Jean Tolley; brother, Steven Lynn Tolley (Angie); and nephews, Harrison (Troix) and Hayden.
A service to honor Eric’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 1, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Randy Johnson and the Rev. Gary Whitehead officiating and is open to anyone who may wish to attend. Music will be provided by Angie Tolley. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. He will be buried following the service at the Brownlow-Tolley Cemetery in the Fairview community of Carter County. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website,
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Tolley family.

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