Sidney Blaine Toler

Published 8:37 am Saturday, February 29, 2020

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Sidney Blaine Toler, 71, died at home in Nags Head on February 24. He was born on June 11, 1948, in Elizabeth City to the late Sidney Caleb Toler and Leola Perry Toler of Kitty Hawk Village.

Blaine graduated from Manteo High School in 1967. He married Gloria Linda Parent, the mother of his three children, and served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1967-1973. He worked overseas on an oil barge in the North Sea and he retired from the National Park Service, where he was employed as a mechanic for 27 years.

He was a mechanic by trade and could fix absolutely anything. He enjoyed fishing, fast cars, adventure novels, cheesecake and good scotch.

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In addition to his parents, Blaine was preceded in death by wife of 17 years, Virginia Gail Toler; nephew, Steven Midgett; and brother-in-law Ray Midgett. He is survived by daughter Phebe Toler Cooper of Kill Devil Hills; son Kristian Blaine “Buddy” Toler of Kitty Hawk; and daughter Shannon Toler Glaser (Edward) of Kill Devil Hills; grandchildren Peyton Emily Dare Cooper of Raleigh; and Flynn Sidney Campbell Cooper, Emerson Natalie Glaser and Easton Blaine Glaser, all of Kill Devil Hills; brother Tommy Toler (Margaret Joy) of Wanchese; sisters Sandra Midgett of Southern Shores; Daphne Casper (Raye) of Kitty Hawk; April Hardison (Carl) of Plymouth; and Melanie Toler (Tim) of Kitty Hawk; aunts; uncles; and many close cousins, nephews and nieces.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on March 14 at Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk, with cousin Rodney Perry officiating.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at