Tex was born September 9, 1942 in Borger to Hattie Mae and W.O. Toney. He married the love of his life Vernell Fay Platts on January 25, 1969 in Phillips, Texas, his love and devotion to her was like no other. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. A member of the Corvette Club, Tex enjoyed building classic cars from scratch. He also enjoyed building his own guns and ammo. Skeet shooting was also a favorite pastime as well as writing poetry and stories. He was an extremely intelligent man who owned and operated his own business, W.L. Toney Production, specializing in Oil and Gas-Production.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, June Lummus.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Vernell Fay Toney of Borger; daughter, Terri McDonald and husband Daryl of Crowley; three grandchildren, Christopher McDonald and wife Beth, Cayton McDonald and wife Sabrina, Colton McDonald and wife Rikki; six great grandchildren; brother, Jim Toney of Borger; sisters, Jane Price of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, Pat Vaughn and husband Ray of Sherman, Texas; sister-in-law, Vicki St. Clair and husband Steve of Cheyenne, Oklahoma; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In following his wishes, there will be no service. However, due to Vernell’s Alzheimer diagnosis, please refrain from mentioning his passing to her. In lieu of flowers, his memory may be honored with a gift to the Alzheimer Association, 5410 Bell Street, #411, Amarillo, TX 79101.