Billy Wayne Tolton, 68, of Arab died Oct. 1, 2019, at his residence. 

Mr. Tolton was born July 26, 1951, in Arab to Roy E. Tolton Sr. and Gussie Marsh Tolton. He was married to Phyliss Spann Tolton.

He graduated from Arab High School in 1970, then attended college and received a degree in machine repair. He worked for Thiokol for over 22 years and then worked for Chrysler, retiring from machine repair with Continental. 

He is survived by his wife: Phyliss Tolton of Arab; daughter: Valerie Watson of Arab; grandson: Gary Lane Smith of Arab; brothers and sister-in-law: Roy E. Jr. and June Tolton and Michael Tolton of Arab; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law: Edwin and Bernice Spann and Brenda Spann of Arab; several nieces and nephews, other family and friends. 

The funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at Gober Funeral Chapel with Brandon Berry officiating. Burial was in New Canaan Cemetery with Gober Funeral Chapel directing.

Pallbearers were Raymond Bodine, Nathan Clark, Justin Tolton, Kaleb Spann, Quinton Spann and Gary Lane Smith. 

Honorary pallbearers were Roy E. Tolton, Jr., Junior Spann, Roger Quick, Roger Ralph, Steve Clark, Jerry Hayes, Jamie Bradshaw, Edwin Spann, Brock Johnston and Trevor Hinds. 

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