Tolly Durant Icenhour, 81, of Burkhardt Avenue, Dayton, Ohio, formerly of Taylorsville, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2016, at Miami Valley Hospital, following complications from a severe stroke.
He was born in Alexander County to the late Francis Ralph Icenhour and Fleta Novella Warren Icenhour. He was a 1954 graduate of Taylorsville High School and was a U. S. Army veteran who served during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
As a young adult, he moved north to Dayton, Ohio in search of work. He remained there and worked for almost 20 years at NCR, in Dayton, and then for Harris Graphics, where he was a floor supervisor. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church.
His family and friends were very important to him. He enjoyed the most simple joys in life such as picnics, family dinners, taking pictures, spending quality time with his children and grandchildren, going to his high school class reunions, traveling, thrift store shopping, going to flea markets, and working hard.
He worked hard at being thrifty and took pleasure in his ability to do so. He was a very easygoing person who always tried to avoid conflict and confrontation. He was always eager to help friends and neighbors whether it was taking them some food or helping them get a job or chores done.
Every vacation and holiday he tried his best to come to North Carolina to see his parents, brothers and sisters, and as he got older, his children and grandchildren.
He was patient, kindhearted, loving, soft-spoken, strong-willed, and had a sense of humor. He will forever be loved and missed by all of his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Rhonda Keith.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Deanna Icenhour; two daughters, Christina Lindle and husband Robert, and Melinda Beliharz, both of Taylorsville; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Kathleen Lail and husband Marvin Joe of Conover, Betty Warren of Taylorsville, and Brenday Childers and husband Craig of Taylorsville; two brothers, Russell Icenhour and wife Lovenia of Hickory, and Owen Icenhour and friend Libby Call of Taylorsville.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m., on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at Adams Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor William “Bill” Hollar officiating. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Adams Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to the Icenhour Family at www.adamsfunerals.com.
Adams Funeral Home is serving the Icenhour Family.