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Dr. Robert Fairley Tolley passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2016, in Williamsburg.
Dr. Tolley was born on May 14, 1914, in Colorado Springs, Colo., the son of the late Oswald Francis and Lottie Belle Fairley Tolley. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Milnor Keeling Ashburn of Virginia Beach.
Dr. Tolley graduated from the Veterinary School of Colorado State University and practiced veterinary medicine in Newport News for 40 years. He served on several community boards, including Rotary, Peninsula Fine Arts and the Virginia Living Museum.
He is survived by four children: Camp T. McElveen of Charlottesville; Alice T. Goodwin, and her husband, William H. Goodwin Jr., of Richmond; Robert F. Tolley Jr., of Falls Church; and Gayford T. Bowden, and her husband, Len Bowden, of Raleigh, N.C. Dr. Tolley is also survived by nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was passionate about his family, his profession and the game of golf.
The family wishes to thank the staff for the fine care Dr. Tolley received during his years at Williamsburg Landing.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 7, at Woodhaven Hall, Williamsburg Landing.
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