Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Gerald Ray (Jerry) Tolbert, age 78, of Reed, KY

HENDERSON, KY - Gerald Ray (Jerry) Tolbert, age 78, of Reed, KY, passed away at 1:00 AM, Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at his home.

Mr. Tolbert was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Anna Mae Tolbert.

Survivors include: Wife of 49 years: Shannon Tolbert Reed, KY; 1 Daughter: Carmen Jagoe and husband Scott Owensboro, KY; 1 Brother-in-Law: Bill Beasley and wife Charlene Henderson, KY; 2 Sisters-in-Law: Cherie Fulton Henderson, KY, Sue Williams Baskett, KY; 2 Grandchildren: Lindsey & Alexander Jagoe.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Jerusalem Lodge #9, and the Elks Lodge #206. Jerry's broadcasting career included news, weather and sports for 40 years. Mr. Tolbert started his career at age 15 for WSON in 1949. He joined WEHT in Evansville, IN in 1953, as a weathercaster. After graduating from Evansville College he then moved to Denver, CO, as sportscaster for KOA-TV. From there he moved to WGN in Chicago, IL where he had a 20 year broadcasting career. He was the Black Hawk Hockey announcer and Chicago Bulls and Bears announcer. The Highlights of his broadcasting career includes an Emmy nomination with CBS in Weather Broadcasting.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Friday, July 6, 2012 at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home, Henderson, KY. Rev. Greg Rose & Rev. Walter McGee will officiate. Burial will be in at a later date.

Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday and from 10:00 AM until service time on Friday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home, Henderson, KY.

Masonic Services will be held at 7:00 PM, Thursday evening at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home.

In Other News...

Endless Road Strings Bring Orchestra Mix to Thumbpicking Weekend

POWDERLY, Ky. (9/26/14) — The Endless Road Strings will be one of this weekend's featured acts at the 26th Annual… Read More

Alliance CEO to Address Kyndle Industry of the Year Event

HENDERSON, Ky. (9/30/14) — Joe Craft, president and CEO of Alliance Resource Partners, will be the featured speaker at… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

September 26, 2014 5773

Super Walmart Headed to Hanson, Fate of…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
September 27, 2014 3646

Hopkins County Grand Jury Misdemeanor Indictments

in News by Karen McKnight
September 26, 2014 3255

Drug Sting Results in Meth Trafficking Charge

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 29, 2014 3241

Endless Road Strings Bring Orchestra Mix to…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
September 27, 2014 2544

Sinister on Center Takes Haunted Manor to Whole…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
September 26, 2014 2504

Muhlenberg Job Corps Recognizes Employee of the…

in Top Stories by Karen Robinson
September 26, 2014 2462

UPDATE: Semi Trucks Crash, Block Northbound Lane…

in Top Stories by Keith Todd
September 26, 2014 2371

Muhlenberg 911 Service Recipient of $32,500 Grant

in Top Stories by Rebecca Hanchett
September 26, 2014 2342

Madisonville Police Department Arrest Reports -…

in News by Madisonville Police Department
September 29, 2014 2279

One Injured in Single-Vehicle Collision on…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
September 29, 2014 2218

Man, Woman Charged with Violating EPO Against…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

September 26, 2014 3255

Drug Sting Results in Meth Trafficking…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 29, 2014 2279

One Injured in Single-Vehicle Collision…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
September 29, 2014 2218

Man, Woman Charged with Violating EPO…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 25, 2014 2217

Shoplifting Complaint Leads to Resisting…

in Top Stories by Information provided by MPD
September 29, 2014 1970

Man Charged with PI, Drugs, After…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

September 29, 2014 3241

Endless Road Strings Bring Orchestra Mix…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
September 26, 2014 2504

Muhlenberg Job Corps Recognizes Employee…

in Top Stories by Karen Robinson
September 26, 2014 2371

Muhlenberg 911 Service Recipient of…

in Top Stories by Rebecca Hanchett
September 28, 2014 1908

Community Shows Support to Muhlenberg…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
September 28, 2014 1696

Marching Mustangs Take Third in Ohio…

in Top Stories by Information provided by Shawna Hendrix

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06