Millard Toomey, 88, of Niota, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at his residence.
He was born in North Carolina to the late Kermit Edward and Myrtle Cole Toomey, and lived the majority of his life in McMinn County as a homebuilder. He was a member of the East Niota Baptist Church. He loved gardening, fishing, and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 67 years, Eva Grace Frisbee Toomey, who passed away on Sept. 1, 2017; one daughter, Betty Sue Toomey; two brothers and sisters-in-law:Oran Frank and Wilma Toomey and Glenn and Ann Toomey; one sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Marvin Sweet.
He is survived by four children and their spouses: Joe and Pat Toomey, Bobby and Gail Toomey, Sharon Toomey and Steve Toomey, all of Niota; grandchildren: Kim Gibson, Jennifer (Chad) Moses, Stephanie (Chris) Clabough, Patrick Toomey, Brandon Black and Chase Pack; six great-grandchildren: Sarah Leamon, Caleb Maney, Peyton Moses, Paisley Moses, Cyler Clabough and Jaxson Claubough; five great-great-grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Ellizabeth (Wilford) Sweet of Alcoa; and several nieces, nephews and other extended family.
There will be a graveside service at the Niota Cemetery today, Dec. 29, 2017, at 3 p.m. with Brother Mike Toomey officiating. Pallbearers will be Patrick Toomey, Brandon Black, Chase Pack, Chad Moses, Chris Clabough and Robert Lowery. Honorary pallbearers will be Peyton Moses and Spider Burns. A white dove release will conclude the graveside service.
For online condolences you may go to www.serenityfunerals.com.
There will be no formal visitation.
Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Etowah is in charge of the arrangements.
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