Clarence L Tolson died
He was born on
He was a 1948
In 1950, he married high
school sweetheart Virginia Dayton. The couple has resided in
He was a Christian and an
active member and deacon of the
He was employed by Southern
Indiana Gas & Electric (SIGECO) for 44 years. Following his retirement, he
worked as a part-time ski instructor for
Tolson served as Scout Master for Boy Scout Troup 242 for 13 years. During that time, he was awarded the Scouters Key and the Scout Masters Key, both national training honors from Boy Scouts of America, and was also the recipient of the Three Rivers District Buffalo Award.
For over twenty years, he
also developed, organized and led numerous mission, skiing and other adventure
trips for youth through the
He was awarded the Good Shepherd Emblem, a national recognition for adults who have rendered outstanding service to youth. Nominees for the Emblem must have demonstrated exemplary leadership and significant contributions to youth over an extended period of time through his or her church and one of the youth-serving agencies. Tolson was cited for distinguished service to youth leading toward their spiritual, physical, mental and moral development. He was an accomplished artist, carpenter, swimmer, mushroom hunter and snowmobile enthusiast.
He is preceded in death by
his parents; brother (James) Wayne Baker; brother
James Tolson of
Clarence is survived by Virginia, his wife of 57 years; daughter and son-in-law Deb and Steve Sacksteder of Washington, IN; son and daughter-in-law Dave and Suzette Tolson of Houston TX; daughter and son-in-law Lori and Jeff Walters of Buck Creek IN; eight grandchildren: Micah, Elijah and Anna Walters, Drew, Faith and Derek Tolson, Megan (Sacksteder) Ferris and David Sacksteder.
Friends may visit from , Friday, January 25 at Stodghill Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held
Saturday, January 26, at the