Douglas Carroll “Bubba” Tolley

Douglas Carroll “Bubba” Tolley

Douglas Carroll “Bubba” Tolley

July 1, 2020

Date of Service: July 5, 2020

Interment Location:  Masonic Garden


Douglas Carroll Tolley (Bubba), age 75, of Elizabethton, left his loved ones for his perfect life in Heaven on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from Hermitage Nursing Home. He no longer has any disabilities, no more pain! He is whole!

Doug loved his family, his friends, his neighbors, watching westerns, riding his bicycle, his birthday, Christmas and eating out. Doug loved going to his church, Hunter First Baptist, where he was a member.

Doug was born September 23rd, 1944 to Mary Cornett Tolley and the late Zeke Tolley, Sr. In addition to his dad, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Tolley; his grandparents, Dave and Julie Hilman Tolley and Frank and Myrtle Stevens Cornett.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brothers, Billy Tolley, Sr, Dean (Louise) Tolley and Zeke (Charlene) Tolley, Jr.; his nieces, Toria Tolley, Tina Tolley McConnell, Diana Tolley Greenway, Tammy Tolley, Alison and Gretta Arnold; and his nephews, Gregory Tolley, Bily Tolley II, Tom McConnell, Bobby Tolley, Stephen Tolley and David Tolley; and eleven great nieces and nephews, also survive.

A service to celebrate Douglas’s life will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Sunday, July 5, 2020 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Reverend Steven Nauman, officiating. Music will be provided by Patty Hodge. The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Sunday or at the residence at any time.

The graveside service will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be his nephews, Gregory Tolley, Tom McConnell, Billy Tolley, II, Bobby Tolley, Stephen Tolley and David Tolley. Honorary pallbearers will be his friends and neighbors, his church family, Estel Whitehead, Jerry Whitehead, Allen Goodwin, Jon Byrd, Gary Johnson, Wesley Johnson, Adrian Tolley, Richard Davenport, Joshua Bowers, Frank Bowers, William Trivett, Randall Lewis, R.L. Miller, George Collins, Ronnie Townsend, Steve Foltz, Jeff Chambers and Doug Phillips.

Doug’s family would like to thank Dr. Chakradhav M. Reedy for his medical care and concern beyond the office and the faithful friend and neighbor, Patsy Ballard for all he love and care she showered on Doug for so long.

Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,
Doug and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office 423-542-2232, service information line, 423-543-4917.


Happy Valley Memorial Park