Dedicated to Friends, Past and Present


Louis Richard Tolar, age 84, passed away on September 9, 2021 after a long illness in Hattiesburg, MS. He was predeceased by his parents, Albert Tolar and Nan Jones Tolar; and brothers, Harold Tolar, and Ray Tolar. He is survived by his wife, Tommie Dale Tolar; his children, Judy Tolar Sager, Marc Edward Tolar, and Lesley Tolar McHardy; and grandchildren, Sven Sager, Erik Sager, and Lottie McHardy. Louis was born on October 11, 1936 in Columbia, MS where he attended school and played center for the CHS Wildcats football team. After graduation, he joined the US Marine Corps. and was stationed in the Philippines and Japan. Having completed military service, Louis returned to Mississippi in 1958 where he and Tommie Dale were married. Louis then continued his education with a B.S. from Holy Cross College, New Orleans, LA in Safety Technology. The next career decision focused on aircraft maintenance. His employers included Southern Airways, Republic Air, Northwest Airlines to retirement with Delta Air. Louis will be remembered as a devoted husband, wonderful father, a faithful friend, a fun companion, an avid fisherman, a fixer and a builder. Sweet dreams, sweet man. Louis and Tommie have been dedicated members of Main Street United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg, MS. Due to Covid, a private service is planned and Louis will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery. In memory of Louis Tolar, contributions may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486 or Please include Louis Tolar's name when making a donation.

Albert Tolar, Father (deceased)
Nan Jones Tolar, Mother (deceased)
Harold Tolar, Brother (deceased)
Ray Tolar, Brother (deceased)
Tommie Dale Tolar, Wife
Judy Tolar Sager, Daughter
Marc Edward Tolar, Son
Lesley Tolar McHardy, Daughter
Sven Sager, Grandchild
Erik Sager, Grandchild
Lottie McHardy, Grandchild

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Louis R. Tolar
October 11, 1936 – September 9, 2021