William (Bob) Toney Sr.
May 18, 1946 - June
Published in The Oklahoman
on June 8, 2011
CHOCTAW Robert William
(Bob) Toney, Sr. entered the gates of Heaven on June 5, 2011. Bob was
born to parents Bill and Dortha Mae (Kelley) Toney on May 18, 1946 in
Bob attended Oklahoma City Schools, graduating from Northeast High School
Bob was an outstanding athlete playing football, wrestling, and excelling
in his lifelong passion, baseball, where he earned All-State Honors. He
led the OSU Cowboys to a runner-up finish in the College World Series
in 1966 being unanimously named as the Series All Star 3rd Baseman. OSU
named Bob as the outstanding player at his position, for the first 50
years of OSU baseball.
Bob signed with the Atlanta Braves and played six years of professional
baseball. Bob entered the financial services business at the end of his
baseball career. He advanced to Senior Vice President and built a business
which positively affected the lives of clients and associates across this
Bob was always eager to share his time, talent and resources to help all
of God's Kingdom. He rescued and adopted stray animals. He coached the
neighborhood kid's baseball and softball teams. He originated the high
school baseball team at Christian Heritage Academy, leading that program
to multiple state championships. Bob presented the "Truth Project"
to many church congregations in Oklahoma.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Janet; sons, Robert Toney and wife
Vanessa of MWC, Chris Toney and wife Jennifer of Enid; daughters, Cara
Alsup and husband Quinn of Choctaw, and Kelley Toney; brother, Walter
Toney and wife Dorothy of Yukon; grandchildren, Tanner, Tiffani, Courtney,
Morgan, Kaylee and Brylee Toney, Gage and Brynlee Alsup, and Bray Toney.
There are 10 nieces and nephews, and 7 great nieces and nephews who will
miss Uncle Bob.
Bob enjoyed playing on his acreage with grandchildren, cheering for all
OSU teams and even the Sooner football teams of 2000-2002, due to his
son Chris playing for them.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to
the Christian Heritage Academy Athletic Program/Student Aide. A formal
visitation will be from 6p.m. to 8p.m., Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at the
Bill Eisenhour Southeast Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held
at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 9, 2011 at the Christian Heritage Academy
in Del City.
A graveside will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, at the Plainview Cemetery
in Weatherford, OK. Condolences may be offered at www.eisenhourfuneral.com