Herbert Logan Toms, Jr., son of the late Ava Smith Toms and Herbert Logan Toms was born on August 11, 1928 in Shelby, North Carolina and died on September 8, 2010 of Pulmonary Fibrosis.
He was a graduate of Shelby High School, Pennsylvania State College of Optometry in Philadelphia, and the University Of North Carolina School Of Law where he was a member of the Board of Editors of the Law Review.
After practicing optometry in Concord, NC, he served in the United States Army from 1951-1953 retiring with the rank of Captain.
His career in law began with the firm of Arendell, Albright, and Green and continued with the firm of Jordan, Dawkins and Toms. He joined First Title Insurance Company in 1965 and later became President and General Counsel of AMI Title Insurance Company. In 1975 he was one of the organizers of United Title Insurance which became United Title Company where he served as Chairman of the Board and Senior Counsel.
He was a member of the Wake County Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar, Carolina Country Club, and Christ Episcopal Church.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Dunn Toms; son, Herbert Logan Toms III and his wife, Lynn of Durham; granddaughter, Elizabeth Ellis Toms; sister, Mrs. Anna McDaniel of Bethesda, Maryland; cousin, Dr. Robert B. Litton of Shelby, NC; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the clubhouse of The Cypress of Raleigh, 8801 Cypress Lakes Dr. Raleigh.
A funeral service will be held Monday, September 13, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 120 East Edenton St. Burial will follow at Historic Oakwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Raleigh.