Sunset Funeral Home
1800 St. George Rd., Evansville

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Benjamin H. Tolson, III

August 2, 1949 - October 17, 2021


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    Amber says

    I work for the Marathon here in Newburgh! He was hands down my favorite person that came in. He talked me through when my daughter was in boot camp. He would find me to every day to give me a fist bump before leaxing! I went here looking foe him hoping to be wrong! I ask all my employees if they had seen him and just kept waiting for him to pop back up. He will be truly missed here! Sorry for your family loss 😔 May he rest in peace.

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Benjamin H. Tolson, III, age 72, passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.  Benjamin was born on August 2, 1949 to Benjamin H. Tolson II and Dolores “Jean” (Funk) Tolson in Evansville, Indiana.

Benjamin worked at General Electric in Mt Vernon IN for 30+ years.  He loved playing golf and watching all types of sports; but especially loved watching the Colts, the Cubs, and IU – basketball.  But most importantly, he loved his family especially his grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Donna, brother in law Tom Barron, and his infant sister Donna Tolson.  Benjamin is survived by his daughters Kristena “Tena” (Denny) Villines and Amanda Tolson.  In addition, he is survived by his grandchildren Kaylyn  Kothe and Eli Villines; sisters Sandy Barron of Evansville, IN, and  Jody (Mike) Farley of Columbus Ohio; nieces and nephews Tom Barron, Jenna Barron-Ewert, David Farley, and Sandy Pitney.

In keeping with his wishes, all services were private.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Riley’s Children’s Hospital.