Ready to dig in for gardening season, Thomas Toliver visits the first of three community gardens he established on the West Side. He makes the boxes for the raised beds himself. "It's a far cry from the horse and plow I started with as a boy," he said.
"Every job I go to, ...
... people think I'm smart ...
... because I run my mouth."
In 1951, Tom Toliver graduated from Garnet High School.
A vintage photo recalls Tom Toliver's horse and plow days in South Hills. Eventually, he plowed enough gardens to buy a Gravely tractor.
Representing the Gideons, Tom Toliver made a two-week trip to Kenya to distribute Bibles in 2000. A lifelong church worker, he drove the bus for the Bible Center Church and helped establish the Grace Bible Church on Kanawha Boulevard West. Board involvements include the Union Mission and Spring Hill Cemetery.
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