Toby Lloyd Glosson, 56, was received into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 14, 2020 in Austin Texas. After an illness from a common virus, his heart was weakened and suddenly Toby was called home by the angels to live in heaven for eternity where he would be met with an abundance of jewels for his crown.
Toby was born in Midland Texas to Monty Glosson and Gayla Yvonne Gummelt Meissner on December 8, 1963. He attended Baird High School before moving and graduating from Carbon High School. Toby married the beautiful Dana Gayle Williams Glosson, his high school sweetheart. Toby and Dana met when they were in 7th grade and always remained great friends throughout their careers until they married. Anyone who knows Toby knows the deep true love that these two beautiful souls have for each other. Toby enjoyed and never hesitate to tell you all about the first time he ever saw his bride. Toby was her Hook’em and Dana was his Horns! The Glosson’s are owners of remarkably successful trucking transportation company, Toby’s favorite occupation was to haul gravel and dirt for his own company, Highland Lakes Hauling. He served in the Marines right out of high school. Toby was a member in good standing with multiple Masonic bodies: he was a Brother in Round Rock Lodge #227; a Companion in CO Jones Chapter #141 of York Rite Royal Arch Masons; a Companion in CO Jones Council #86 of York Rite Royal & Select Masters; and a Sir Knight in Colorado Commandery #4 of York Rite Knights Templar.
Toby lived the last 10 years devoted to serving others and doing God’s work with those less fortunate. It would be impossible to name all the ways that Toby would help others. You would find him often repairing a stranger’s driveway with left over dirt in his dump truck to taking food to someone he saw on the side of the road. Never identifying it was him, but his fellow truck driving buddies could tell you it was. Toby used to say “my new friend needed a little help today” When asked who the new friend was, he would softly give that smirk and say, “I don’t know I haven’t met them yet but one day I will.
In his spare time, you could often find Toby and Dana at a University of Texas game or doing his favorite past time just a fishin’ somewhere. Toby idolized his grandchildren; and just loved being their Poppa. He enjoyed teaching them new things all the time. Toby had a way of teaching those young toddlers how to make the “Hook’em” sign with their little fingers. Toby thought his mothers-in-law’s cooking was something out of the Country Living magazines addition for him to taste test. Toby loved traveling and visiting, the family reunions were some of his favorite times of the year.
Toby is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Solon and Jannie Jennings Glosson; maternal grandparents, JB and Retta Gay Thompson; mother, Gayla Yvonne Gummelt Meissner and husband Ray Meissner; sister, Teresa Link; and his extra special son, Landan that he loved so much.
Toby is survived by his wife, Dana; two daughters, Layci and Katie; three sons, AJ, Ty, and Hagen; grandchildren, Jules, Ashton, Olly, Zoey and Zaya; father, Monty Glosson; sister, Tavia (James) Lovelace; brother, Gary (Karen) Glosson; numerous cousins, several aunts, and uncles, Toby in particular was very close to his Aunt Jan and Uncle Lloyd Melde; special daughter in-laws, Jessica and Brittany; and his in laws that treated him as their own son Gaylon and Evelyn Williams.
Honorary Pallbearers are Arthur Bartley, Chris Hubbard, Trent Marrou, Travis Coupel, Brad Robinson, and Kenneth Sorrells.
Toby held his head up high and was immensely proud of overcoming such incredible odds that he challenged with having such a rare illness of which he never complained. He found his rare illness a blessing in some way because he was able to meet wonderful people along his journey to share his story of survival. We all should be humbled by the generosity of Toby by allowing his body to be a tool for science to help others. For we know, his donor Ashlee gave us her gift and God gave us another precious 10 years to love him. Our hearts are saddened but Toby was always ready to be with Jesus in his forever home. Toby always had his faith and salvation so therefore he was readily prepared. He did not hesitate to take that extra few seconds to say one more time “I love you and I miss you” Now is the time that we too, will be saying I love and miss you, Toby. We will find comfort in remembering his love for others, his kindness, his laughs, his smiles, his wit and silly jokes, his talent to make beautiful music that made us want to sing along with him, his ability to remember the details of his Longhorns Football whether it be last year’s season or 30 years ago, everyone always said that Toby bleed orange and would be the next head coach, but mostly his undying love of God will always be a memory that we will find comfort in knowing he is now perfect in every way and at peace.
The family of Toby wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Seton Heart Specialty Care and Transplant Center, Dr. Clay Cauthen, Dr. Jack Bissett, Ping Ye, MSN, APRN, Ascension Seton Medical Center, St David’s Hospital, and many other health care professionals working behind the scenes to give Toby an amazing opportunity to physically live life to its fullest. www.donatelifetexas.org
Ezekiel 11:19 And I will give them one heart [a new heart] and I will put a new spirit within them; and I will take the stony [unnaturally hardened] heart out of their flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh [sensitive and responsive to the touch of their God].