William O. “Zeke” Tolley, 92 of Ripley, WV passed away February 20, 2020 at his home following a long illness.
He was born July 22, 1927 in Jackson County, a son of the late Estel and Ada Rhodes Tolley. Zeke earned an Associate Degree from Marshall University and served in the United States Army. He was the General Manager of the Ripley Garage, Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth for 45 years. He was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church and enjoyed Golf, Traveling, Yardwork and Gardening.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Margaret Tolley; daughter Pamela (Tolley) Burgoyne and husband Donald of Atlanta, Georgia; his grandchildren Nicholas Burgoyne of Atlanta, Georgia and Sarah Burgoyne of Chicago, Illinois; sister Joyce (Bill) Williams of Palm Bay, FL; step sons Jack Quesenberry and his wife Sharon and Gary Quesenberry and his wife Ellen; step daughters Karen Hatcher and husband Rick and Sandy Alderman. He is also survived by 8 Step-grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sisters Dortha Lee Angus and Mary Frances Snyder: brother John Fredrick Tolley and grandchildren Heather Quesenberry and Matt Alderman.
Funeral Service will be 4:00 pm Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley with Rev. Dr. Ford Price officiating. Private Entombment will be in the Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Friends may call from 1:30 pm until the time of service on Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in memory of “Zeke” to the Epworth United Methodist Church, 299 Church St N, Ripley, WV 25271 or Kanawha Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd W, Charleston, WV 25387
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.waybrightfuneralhome.com