The family of George Victor Toy will celebrate his life of 71 years on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers at 5:00 pm. He passed on Friday, August 12, 2022. We invite you to view the live-streamed service on this page and sign his virtual guestbook.
On February 1, 1951, George Victor Toy was born to George Valentine Toy and Freda Clare Shaffer in Barnesville, Ohio. He married Patricia Hays Wilborn on July 20, 2002, in Crestview, Florida.
George attended Lenape Technical School in Ford City, Pennsylvania, and completed his secondary education in 1969. After a brief visit to the Woodstock Music Festival, he joined the United States Air Force in 1969 and served two tours of duty as a Munitions Specialist in Vietnam in 1970, 1971, and 1972.
After his service in Vietnam, George was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base in Niceville, Florida. George remained in Northwest Florida for the next 48 years. He worked several years for ABC Moving and Storage in Fort Walton Beach, where his fastidious attention to detail made him an expert in packing and shipping.
George later moved to Crestview, Florida, where he began to train in his lifelong career of HVAC installation and repair.
The achievement of which George was the proudest was the building of a beautiful home at 4480 Wolf Track Ridge in 2003-2004 in the community of Dorcas, Florida, where he and his wife Trish would live until April 2021.
George loved hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and kayaking. He was a skilled woodworker, campfire builder, and air guitar musician.
He was a prolific wordsmith and an avid reader, his favorite genres being history and science fiction.
George was an attentive and caring husband to Trish for 20 years, and the deep bond they shared was envied by many and evident to all. They truly were best friends.
George loved animals, especially dogs, old trucks, NASCAR, and classic Rock and Roll. He was a great friend to many.
Survivors include his wife Patricia Toy; children, Patrick Wilborn, and fiancée Renee Marshall; Allison McDonald and husband Michael; granddaughter Evelyn McDonald; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings.
George was an avid lover of all things celestial. It is fitting that a full moon graced the sky on the night of his passing. In his honor and memory, I invite you to lift a glass to the moon whenever possible.
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