Joshua Allen Toler
Joshua Allen Toler
  • July 30, 1941 - June 1, 2017
  • New Bern, North Carolina

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Joshua Allen Toler, a resident of New Bern, passed away at home and went to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday evening June 1, 2017, at the age of 75 years old. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. He grew up in the Cayton community where he resided until 1981 when he married his wife Mayona and moved to New Bern. He loved to hunt and was a lifelong member of the Cayton Community Hunting Club.

Josh was born on July 30, 1941 to Aubrey & Melba Toler of Cayton and was the first born of four children. Josh graduated from Farm Life High School in Vanceboro in 1959. He worked for A&P Groceries in New Bern for 16 years, Dupont in Kinston for several years, and Craven County ABC Board until retirement in 2009.

Josh is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mayona Morris Toler; son, Richard Toler & wife Tina of Cayton; step-daughter, Sheila Banks & granddaughter, Hayley of Vanceboro; sister, Gaynelle Lewis & husband, Terry of Cayton; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey & Melba Toler of Cayton; sister, Rose Toler; brother, Stanley Toler; and grandson, Randy Toler.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 4th at the Lakeside Chapel of Greenleaf Memorial Park with Rev. Paul Jackson and Rev. Jonathan Ipock officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

Friends are invited to sign the online guest book by visiting

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.