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Wednesday, June 21, 2023
10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
12:00 - 12:30pm (Central time)
A “Celebration of Life” service for Donald Gene Toth, 71, will be held Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2500 Southside Dr., Shreveport, Louisiana. Burial with a graveside service will follow at 12:00 p.m. at the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, 7970 Mike Clark Rd. in Keithville, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Rev. Andrew Brewster.
Don was born on September 6, 1951 to Joseph and Emma Toth in Painesville, Ohio and passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2023 in Grand Cane, Louisiana surrounded by family.
Don was born and raised in Ohio, where he lived most of his life until he moved to Grand Cane, Louisiana to be near his daughter and grandchildren. He joined the Air Force on April 4, 1971 where he was a morse system operator. He served at Keesler Air Base in Biloxi, Mississippi, Hakata Air Base, Japan, Misawa Air Base, Japan, and Clark Air Base in the Philippines. After his time in the military, Don returned home and worked as a welder for Caterpillar until he began his oilfield career in 1982. He worked for a few different companies before he began his own in 2000. He worked as an independent contractor in the oilfield until 2015 when he was forced to retire for medical reasons. Don loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed teaching his daughter and grandchildren all that he could. They were his pride and joy. On March 13, 1971 he married his high school sweetheart and has enjoyed 52+ years of marriage! If you were to ask Don what his greatest accomplishment was, he would proudly say: my daughter. He never met a stranger and treated everyone with the same respect that he expected. He loved feeding the deer and the birds. He loved his puppies, gardening, woodworking where he made numerous tables and a China hutch, target shooting, guns, watching the Cleveland Indians baseball, Cleveland Browns football and Ohio State Buckeyes. He also enjoyed cooking and was very good at making chili. He won 1st place at a chili cook-off.
Don is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Raymond Toth; and sister, Grace Berta. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Sharon Toth; daughter, Christina Graham and husband, Nathan Graham; grandsons, Nathan Graham, Andrew Graham; sister, Carol Gerber; numerous nieces, nephews and friends; and his puppy dog, Sally.
The family would like to express special thanks to Dr. Robert Savory and Willis-Knighton Hospice for the wonderful care and compassion shown to Don.
The family suggests memorials may be made to the family.