Charles Kenneth Toomey, 84, a resident of Cleveland, passed away, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at a Chattanooga hospital.
He was a veteran of the United States Army and served during the Korean conflict.
He retired from General Motors after 32 years of service. He was a member of Cedar Springs Baptist Church, but was attending West Cleveland Baptist Church at the time of his passing.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Toomey; mother, Harriet Patterson; and brother, Bill Toomey.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Virgie Mantooth Toomey of Cleveland; children: Trish Yates and husband, Gaylord of Cape Coral, Fla., and Susan Toomey of Cleveland; three grandchildren: Sean Yates and wife, Heather, of Pompano Beach, Fla., Dana Ruggiero and husband, Jonathan, of Cape Coral, Fla., and Stephenie McKinney and fiancé, Brandon Harrison of Smyrna; three great-grandchildren: Allison Ruggiero, Andrah Ruggiero and Nolan Yates; sister, Barbara Brewer and husband, Dan, of Franklin, Texas; sister-in-law, Gladys Pullen of Cleveland; brother-in-law, Howard Mantooth of Princeton, Ill.; and several beloved nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Caywood, Pastor Arris Cavander and Pastor Matt Ward officiating.
Interment will follow in Cedar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors.
Ed Mantooth, Jack Mantooth, Tommy Mantooth, Doyle Duvall, Lynn Walker and R.B. Pierce will serve as pallbearers.
A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Toomey family guestbook at fikefh.com.