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327 West King Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Phone: 304-263-8896
Fax: 304-263-9248
Gary Toms

Gary Toms

Friday, November 3rd, 1950 Friday, March 13th, 2020

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Obituary for Gary Lynn Toms

Gary Lynn Toms, 69, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020 in Kearneysville, West Virginia surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife, Gaye Toms whom he married in 1986; his children, Amy Toms, Gary Toms (Daniella), and Rachael Grunberg (Marc); granddaughter Gia Toms; brother Terry Toms; his siblings-in-law, Sharon Webb (Randy) and John Hess (Katie); and a host of family and friends.

Born November 3, 1950, in Hagerstown, Maryland, he was the son of the late Bernard and Marilyn Toms. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Donald “Sharkey” Toms, sister, Linda Wahler and sister Paula Toms who died in infancy.
Gary graduated from South Hagerstown High school in 1968 and worked as a conductor with CSX Transportation (formerly Western Maryland Railroad) retiring in 2010 after 40 years of service.

He attended Valley Assembly of God in Hagerstown, Maryland and was a member of the Hub City Model A Ford club. He had a great many passions including his restored Model A Ford, spending time “on the water” with friends, and working on his model train layout. He was a loving husband, a wonderful father and grandfather and a loyal friend to many.

Family will receive friends at Brown Funeral Home South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood – 287 Arden Nollville Road, Inwood, West Virginia on Tuesday, March 17 from 2:00pm-4:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm.

A celebration of his life will be held at Harmony United Methodist Church, 9455 Williamsport Pike, Falling Waters, WV on Wednesday, March 18 at 2:00pm followed by graveside services at Rest Haven Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Pastor Robert Jones will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    South Berkeley Chapel of Brown Funeral Home
    287 Arden Nollville Road
    INWOOD, WV
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    Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    South Berkeley Chapel of Brown Funeral Home
    287 Arden Nollville Road
    INWOOD, WV
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Harmony United Methodist Church
    9455 Williamsport Pike
    FALLING WATERS, WV
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    Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
    2:00pm
  • Interment

    Rest Haven Cemetery
    1601 Pennsylvania Ave.
    HAGERSTOWN, MD
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Jerry L Lowans

My condolences to the family and to Marvin Toms. I knew Gary from South Hagerstown High School. He was a great guy and we will miss him. Prayers for Marvin and Gary's family in their time of grieving. Rev Jerry Lowans Washington Square UMC
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Wes Welsh

I worked with Gary on the railroad for 20 years! We rode a lot of miles and had a lot of good times! He will be missed! He trained me as a brakeman and later I transferred to Engine service and was his Engineer on more trips to Harrisburg than I can count! God with the family and Rest in peace my friend! Wes Welsh,
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Dave and Sue Coldsmith

Dear Gaye,
We were so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. He was such a wonderful friend. Dave will greatly miss his train buddy. You and your family are in our prayers.
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