Roy O. Tolliver
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Roy O. Tolliver
  • April 12, 1918 - September 18, 2017
  • Arlington, Virginia

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Roy "Speedy" Tolliver, 99, Arlington VA, Passed away Sept. 18, 2017 from cancer complications. Born in Green Cove VA in 1918. Traveled to Washington DC in the late 40s and married Gala his wife. They were married 60 years before her passing. Retired Federal employee, his true passion was Country music and he was a regionally famous Fiddle and Banjo player. In 2009 he was a winner of a Virginia Heritage Award for his musical accomplishments. He is survived by two sons, Roy Jr, and Dennis, 10 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Preceded by son Dwight and daughter Sandra Adams. Viewing to be held at Murphy's Funeral Home, Wilson Blvd Arlington, Friday 9/22, 5:30 to 8pm, Funeral at same location on Saturday 9/23 at 10 am. In lieu of flowers Please send donations to Salvation Army.