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Official Obituary of

Toby Markham

October 12, 1942 ~ March 10, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Toby Markham Obituary

Thomas (Toby) George Markham, 81, of Lake City, FL entered his eternal home on March 10, 2024. Toby was Jeanne Markham's loving husband for 50 years. He was born in Jacksonville, FL, to the late Nolan and Benita Markham on Oct. 12, 1942, graduated Columbia High School in 1960, then joined the US Army in 1963.


He served in the US Army for four years during the Vietnam War as an electronic warfare signal intelligence emitter identifier, locator, and Morse code interceptor with the Army Security Agency: Gangwon-do and was stationed on the border of North and South Korea. He was also a part of the Apollo Mission Team. After his military service, he graduated from the University of Hawaii and he met and married Jeanne. He then continued his service as a DOD civilian stationed around the world and ended his career in Japan, where he worked as a liaison between the US and Japan to create a Labor Cost Sharing Program promoting employment opportunities for Japanese nationals, which is still used today. After a long and successful career, Toby retired in 2002 and returned to live in Lake City, FL. Those who knew Toby knew his love for Jesus and for everyone to know Jesus. He was an active member of local churches everywhere he lived, serving, and singing for Jesus.


Toby is survived by his wife, Jeanne Markham, and two daughters Lauren Lloyd & husband, Gene and Cheryl Ward & husband, Nathanial; his aunt Elsie Holliday; Sister Linda (Markham) Baker & husband Richard.


A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at 2:00pm at Bethel Methodist Church, 4843 US-441, Lake City, FL 32025. Inurnment will take place at Bethel Cemetery immediately following the memorial service with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in his honor for Wounded No More or Community Hospice & Palliative Care

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Celebration of Life
March 30, 2024

2:00 PM
Bethel Methodist Church
4843 S. US HWY 441
Lake City, FL 32025

Interment following funeral service
March 30, 2024

3:00 PM
Bethel Cemetery
4843 S. US HWY 441
Lake City, FL 32025


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