Class of 1946
1946 Maroon Spotlight
Tolbert Barton St.Clair
January 24, 1928 – July 18, 2012
Tolbert B. St. Clair, born January 24, 1928 in Enid, Oklahoma, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at the age of 84.
He was the son of Harold M. and Laura Wurtz St. Clair. Tolbert moved with his family to Perry in 1928 where he attended school and graduated in 1946. Following graduation he joined the army and served 18 months in occupied Japan. Following his discharge from the service he served in the National Guard and Army Reserves.
Tolbert was a member of the First Christian Church and the Elks Lodge. He was also an honorary member of the Perry Golf and Country Club and while an active member of the club he served in many capacities.
He married the love of his live, Barbara Casparis, on December 27, 1948 in Enid, Oklahoma. They made their home in Perry, where Tolbert was employed by R.L. Frailey and began his career as a laborer and retired after 35 years as the Vice President of Construction. Upon retirement, Tolbert built an addition onto their home, maintained their immaculate yard and enjoyed many years of woodworking. Tolbert and Barbara spent several weeks a year traveling to different locations around the United States, playing golf and sightseeing.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the First Christian Church in Perry, Oklahoma. Rev. Martin Foster will officiate. Memorials may be made to Judith Karman Hospice or the First Christian Church in care of BrownDugger Funeral Home, 1010 N. 7th, Perry, Oklahoma 73077.
Tolbert was preceded in death by his brothers Jack St. Clair, Don St. Clair and Hugh St. Clair.
In addition to his wife Barbara and brother John St. Clair of Perry, Tolbert is survived by his sons, James B. St. Clair and his wife, DeAnne of Bixby, Jake H. St. Clair and his wife, Cindy of Perry, grandchildren, Jill Gray and her husband Shaun of Norman, Andrea St. Clair and her husband, Cody Dopps of Edmond, Gabe St. Clair of Perry, Rebecca Lockney and her husband, Aaron of Owasso and Jayme Wellnitz and her husband, Eric of Broken Arrow nine great-grandchildren, Zoe Heberling, Roman Lockney, Olivia St. Clair, Abram Lockney, Jenkins Gray, Ava Wellnitz, Delaney St. Clair, Liam Wellnitz and Josiah Lockney.