Floyd Lee Tuggle, 82, of Washington, passed away peacefully the early morning of May 23, 2017, at Daviess Community Hospital while surrounded by family.
Floyd was born Jan. 11, 1935, in Troy, to Floyd Luddy Tuggle and Clara (Linne) Tuggle. He married his wife of 63 years, Marguerite F. (Anderson) Tuggle on Dec. 5, 1953, in Birmingham, England, who survives. Floyd retired from the Daviess County Highway Department in 2000.
Floyd is also survived by his four children, Neil A. of Tenino, Washington, Lee E. (Denise) of Vincennes, Daniel E. (Amy) of Washington, and Lisa Tuggle Lowery of Westfield. Surviving grandchildren are Lendi Marie (Derek) Eskew of Washington, Andrew Tuggle Quinet of Chicago, Illinois, Mollie Catharine Roder and Thomas Lee Lowery, both of Westfield; and stepgrandchildren Zachary and Adam Sponn. Great-grandchildren include Breah Danielle and Brayden Derek Eskew of Washington. Floyd is also survived by his brothers Robert, Jack and Pat, and multiple nieces and nephews, all of Troy. He is preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Clara; sisters Carolyn and Marian; and brother Donald.
Floyd attended St. Pius Catholic Schools in Troy and finished his education while serving in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1955 during the Korean War as a sergeant. During his service time, Floyd was stationed in England, which is where he met Marguerite.
As a life member of the NRA, Floyd was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and raising hunting dogs. He loved to cook and share his wild game feasts with family and friends.
A member of the Knights of Columbus, Floyd served as commander with the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus and was also a member of many local clubs. Floyd was very active with volunteerism with both the K of C and the Catholic school and church system.
Visitation is Friday, May 26, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Our Lady of Hope Church, 315 N.E. Third St., Washington IN 47501. A Celebration of Life Mass will be held following visitation at 4:30 p.m. Floyds cremated remains will be interred at St. Johns Catholic Cemetery in Washington immediately after the Mass. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Washington American Legion and the VFW.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Floyds name would be appreciated for Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 315 N.E. Third St., Washington, IN 47501 or the Catholic Education Endowment, P.O. Box 916, Washington, Indiana 47501.
Arrangements are entrusted to Ed Lee Mortuary. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.edleemortuary.com
Published on May 23, 2017