Lebanon, NH--Clarence R. Tolbert of Lebanon passed away on June 12, 2014 at his home surrounded by his three devoted children, his sister, and his beloved dog and companion Amber. He was born on October 27, 1938 to Clifford & Bessie Mae (Canfield) Tolbert in Hanover and was a lifelong resident of Lebanon, attending Lebanon schools. On November 10, 1956 he married his childhood sweetheart Ann Marie Leonard. Clarence started working at the city of Lebanon Highway Department in 1955. He retired from the city of Lebanon in 2000 after forty five and a half years. During that time he worked his way up from a laborer, to truck driver, to heavy equipment operator, then to foreman. After his retirement he spent several years as the primary caregiver to his wife of fifty one years, Ann. Clarence enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and playing horseshoes. He was a self –taught guitar player and entertained many a group around the family camp fire. He was most happy while involved in home improvement projects. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and supported many charities.
He was predeceased in 2008 by his lifetime love Ann, his parents, his brothers Clifford Jr. and Donald, and a baby sister Elizabeth, also his devoted son-in-law Daniel A. Ingalls in January 2014. He is survived by his children Marcia Ingalls of Lebanon, Stephen Tolbert (Kay) of Lebanon, and Sandra Devin (Joe) of Boone, Iowa, and his sister Gloria Stone of Canaan, NH as well as many brothers and sister-in-law. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Nichole Rogers of WRJ., VT, Daniel C. Ingalls of Harrisburg, PA, Kayla Fitzgerald of Quechee, VT, and Laura Conrad of Etna, NH, as well as five great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours at the Ricker funeral home in Lebanon on Monday June 16, 2014 from 7 to 9 pm. A funeral will be held on the 17th at 11 am at the funeral home with the Rev. Joseph C. Scearbo officiating. Following the burial in the Valley Cemetery family and friends will gather down stairs at the Sacred Heart Church for a time of refreshment and fellowship.