John Toner

Published 3:20 pm Monday, November 18, 2019

John Toner, 71 of Rosevine, Texas passed away Friday, November 15, 2019 at CHI Hospital in Lufkin, Texas.

John was born in Rosevine, Texas on January 30, 1948 to Francis James Toner and Mildred Alyne Fuller. He was a graduate of SFA, receiving his Masters in Agriculture and going on to become a Sabine County Extension Agent for Texas Agriculture Life Extension Services. John was a veteran of the United States Navy having served in Vietnam. He was a member of the VFW and served as a member of Farm Bureau.

John is survived by his wife, Melanie Toner of Rosevine, Texas; sons Shane Toner and wife, Betsy, of Nacogdoches, Texas and Brendan Toner and wife, Lindsay, of Nacogdoches, Texas; daughter Tara Bragg and husband, Danny, of Pineland, Texas; sisters Kitty Mazzola and husband, Michael, of Orange, Texas, Camille Fuller and husband, Preston, of Orange, Texas, Frances Lewis and husband, Eddie, of Orange, Texas, and Ramona Darnley and husband, John, of The Woodlands, Texas; grandchildren Shelby, Peyton, Brantley and Brenlee.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday, November 18, 2019 at Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr St., Hemphill, Texas.

Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at First Baptist Church, 301 Mann St, Hemphill, TX with Rev. Floyd Wright officiating.

Burial will follow services in Rosevine Cemetery in Rosevine, Texas with Jack Fuller, Chad Fuller, Frank Fuller, Hunter Lewis, Michael Mazzola, Nick Darnley, Alex Darnley, Adam Moore,

Jes Harrington and Michael Bellard serving as pallbearers. Condolences and book signing may be made online at