Johnny Tolli

Born in Osage, WV on May 1, 1937

Departed on December 31, 2020 and resided in Portland, TN

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Mr. Johnny Tolli, age 83, of Portland, TN passed away on December 31, 2020. He was born in Osage, West VA on May 1, 1937 to the late Serafino Franceso Tolli and Mary Carmina DiGivonni; and seven siblings.

Johnny was a long time employee of Peterbilt, where he retired In 2002. He was also a member of the Army from 1960-1962.

Johnny is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sherry M. (Greer) Tolli; sons, John S. “Nino” Tolli (Brandi Davis) and Dominick “Nick” Tolli (Carissa); grandchildren, Nicholas Tolli, Aliyah Tolli, and Marcia Tolli; great grandchildren, Ava Tolli, Sophia Tolli, Carson Tolli, and Kingston Johnson. He is also survived by several nieces in Ohio and West VA.

A visitation will be held from 5-8pm on Wedensday, January 13th at Crestview Funeral Home.

In lieu of flower donations can be made in memory of Johnny to Portland Cares.

7 Comments to Johnny Tolli

  1. Leonard Brown
    January 11, 2021 12:57 pm

    Johnny was a good friend and a big brother, someone I will never forget. Although I haven’t seen or talked to Johnny for many years he was often in my thoughts. Johnny, Sherry, nick and nino will always be a big part of my life. I pray god will ease your pain and help you through this time.

    January 12, 2021 5:35 pm

    I worked with Johnny in the Paint Department at Peterbilt. We worked in paint booth 2 and we also worked in touch up, both on day and night shift for a number of years. I can truly say that Johnny was one of my best friends. He was always easy with a laugh and a smile and had a way to make you feel “up” when you were “down”. He took a lot of good natured ribbing and always turned it into a smile. On two occasions when we were painting in booth 2 Billy Mason who prepped the trucks for us would sneak in the booth when Johnny was gone to the restroom Billy would put hot sauce in Johnny’s chewing tobacco. When Johnny came back he would always get a mouth full of tobacco and of course would immediately spit it out and began wanting to know who did this? I would point my finger toward the front of the booth where 4 or 5 would by laughing at him and he knew it was Billy. In the end I told him to never leave his tobacco there when he stepped away. He was a good friend and will be truly be missed.

  3. Cleo Spears
    January 13, 2021 6:37 am

    Sherry and family so sorry for your loss. I used to work with Johnny at Peterbilt. May God comfort each and everyone of you. Love and prayers Cleo and Shirley Spears

  4. Tina Street Huntsman
    January 24, 2021 5:37 pm

    I remember Johnny and the sherry and the boys from first general Baptistchurch , I always thought he was so friendly and kind to people . Rip mr. Johnny

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