Walter D. Toler, retired owner of Mt. Pleasant Seafood, died Monday. He was 84.

Toler was a son of the late Walter G. Toler and Nellie Mae Rodgers Toler born on March 21, 1926, in Norfolk, Va. He was a graduate of McClellanville High School.

During World War II, Toler served in the Army Transport Corps.

A commercial shrimper for more than 45 years, Toler co-founded the wholesale and retail seafood outlet with his father on Shem Creek in 1946. He also was the past owner of Lorelei Restaurant.

In 1990, he formed In and Out Boat Transport and hauled mid-size boats up and down the East Coast. He racked up thousands of miles each week and met many people around the country.

Toler was a member of the Confederate Air Force.

Toler is survived by his wife, Lillian Wilson Toler, four daughters, one sister and several grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are by Stuhr's Mount Pleasant Chapel.