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Arnold Gwyndlon Tolson Jr.

Roper, NC –  Arnold Gwyndlon Tolson Jr., 76, Went to be with the Lord on February 6, 2019.   He was born on December 20, 1942 in Elizabeth City, NC to the late Arnold G. Tolson Sr. and Inez Gray Tolson. He is preceded in death by his brothers William A. “Bill” Tolson (Carol) and Darrell G. Tolson. He is survived by his wife Debra, his children’s mothers Sarah T. Austin and Rebecca T. “Becky” Carter; his loving brothers Robert L. “Bobby” Tolson (Julie) and Dean M. Tolson (Heather); his adoring children that he loved dearly,  Arnold D. “Bull” Tolson (Deb) of Manteo, NC, Inez T. Gavin (Howard) of Buxton, NC, Melinda T. Porter (Jeff) of Huntersville, NC, Paula G. Ambrose (Mike) of Manns Harbor, NC, Rachael T. Walker (John) of Reidsville, NC, and Natalie T. Best (Tony) of Clayton , NC.  His grandchildren that brought him great joy; Dallas Tolson, Catlin Peele, Ross Tolson, Alicia Porter, Miranda Gavin, Aaron Gavin, Jacob Avery, Alex Avery, Abby Walker, Bailey Walker, Sabrea Williams, and Martina Williams.  He is also survived by his great granddaughter Cameron Tolson; his nieces and nephews Stephanie T. Kenna, Heather Tolson, Laura Tolson, Gray Tolson, Misty Tolson, JR Tolson, and Presley T. Tillett (Ryan), Blaize Tolson, Josh Tolson, Gage Tolson, and Alissa Tolson.

Arnold was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt and fish. He loved his black lab dogs and spent many hours training and hunting with them. He was a very talented duck and goose caller and won many competitions. He was raised on the Outer Banks, NC and was very proud of his heritage. He worked for the National Park Service for many years, he was a retired commercial fisherman, and charter boat captain fishing as part of the fleets out of Hatteras Marlin Club and Oden’s Dock, as well as Oregon Inlet Fishing Center on his beloved boat the Sea Whisper. He was the owner/operator of the Tolson Mobile Home Park in Manteo, NC and Brevard, NC.

His family will hold a Celebration of Life on February 24, 2019 at the Whole Ministry Center in Wanchese, NC from 2-5 p.m.

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