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Leslie M. (Jack) Tolbert

August 16, 1918 - February 16, 2020

Funeral: 11:00a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Thompson’s Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends beginning at 10a.m. at the funeral home.  Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum.

Memorials: Should friends desire, memorials in lieu of flowers may be given to Metro Relief, 5201 S. Colony Blvd. #545, The Colony, TX 75056.

Leslie M. “Jack” Tolbert, 101, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020.

Leslie Morris Tolbert was born August 16, 1918 in Greenwood, SC, the son of Bessie Jones and Leslie Morris Tolbert Sr.  After his service in the US Army Air Corps, he began a 34 year career at American Airlines from which he retired as Manager of Flying DFW and the Mexico Division.  He continued working at Southwest Airlines and retired a second time as Director of Training/Procedures. In any negotiations or discussions, Jack was always “Pro-Pilot” and was recently recognized by the Texas House of Representatives for his 80 years as a pilot and his contribution to the aviation industry.

Jack was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, the Grey Eagles and the QB’s. He was dearly loved and admired for his positive attitude and determination and will be missed by many.  He was a great man of faith and always spoke of forgiveness.  He looked for the good qualities in everyone and he loved people.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wives, Frances Scott Tolbert and Sharon Wyatt Tolbert, and his son, Dale Lynn Tolbert.

Survivors: Wife, Velma Guy Tolbert; children, Dr. Scott Carol Tolbert (Pam) and Morgan Leslie Tolbert (Pam); grandchildren, Roger Tolbert (Amanda), Julie Hollingshead (Jason), Carol Weyerhaeuser, Linda Tolbert, Austin, Tolbert,  Preston Tolbert, Audrey Tolbert; great grandchildren, Chase, Conner and Hudson Hollingshead, Jordan, Courtney and Ryland Tolbert.