Roy Wayne Tooley passed from this life July 16, 2021, at the age of 89. He was born August 9, 1931, in Keyes, Oklahoma to Ora Tooley and Nell Marie Nall Tooley. Wayne married Dolores (Doe) Mae Kohler in Clayton, New Mexico, on November 20, 1950. They celebrated their 70th anniversary last year. This union was blessed with eight children: Phyllis Rogene, Roy Jerome (Chub), Russell Wayne, Vicki Arlene, Shelley Frances, Bristol Kent, Terri Lee, David Christopher.
Wayne worked as a farmer, rancher, and cattle buyer all his life, mostly in Cimarron County, Oklahoma. Wayne, Doe, and the kids owned and worked a farm on the state line south of Boise City until he sold it and purchased part of the Kohler Ranch. The Ranch was his home for the remaining forty plus years. He loved roping, playing cards and dominos, and gardening. He especially loved “Granny” Doe, his kids, grandkids, and great grandkids.
Wayne was preceded in passing by his parents; brothers Richard Tooley, Russell Tooley, and Jere Messersmith; and sister Patricia Shugart; and daughter in law Carla Tooley. Those left to continue his legacy include his wife Doe; daughters, Rogene Heugatter and husband Charlie of Boise City, Vicki Chick and husband Trull of Campo, Shelley of Boise City, and Terri Tooley and Danny Mankins of Maricopa, AZ; and his sons Chub and wife Susie of Boise City, Rusty of Spencer, Kent and wife Cheri of Keyes and David of Boise City; sister in law Barbara Messersmith of Boise City; eighteen grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren, as well as a host of many other loving nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
Graveside Services for Wayne will be held on Saturday July 24th , 2021 at 3:00 P.M at Garrett Cemetery with Pastor Kim Mizer officiating.
Memorials can be made in Wayne’s memory to St. Jude’s Hospital C/O Henson Novak Funeral Directors P.O. BOX 1306 Guymon , Oklahoma 73942
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