Billy Tuggle (1923 - 2015)

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Billy Tuggle, of New Franklin, died Friday, October 30 at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville, Missouri. He was 92 years old.
Billy was born in Fayette March 8, 1923, the son of William and Annie (Peacher) Tuggle. He graduated from Fayette High School and attended Central Methodist College. On September 19, 1942 he married the love of his life, Ruth Walker, to whom he was married for 66 years until her death in 2008.
He had a long and varied career, working for the MKT Railroad, McCulloch Motors in southern California for more than 30 years, and serving as a Corrections Officer for the State of Missouri until the age of 81. Billy was a dedicated member of the New Franklin Christian Church. He was known for his gentle manner and his quick wit. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by two children, Carol Majors (Gary), Lee's Summit and John Tuggle, New Franklin; grandchildren April Hale, Raytown and Chip Allen (Myra), Fullerton, California; great-grandchildren Curtis Allen, Corey Allen, Cameron Allen, Lauren Walls, and Warren Allen IV.
Services honoring Mr. Tuggle's life will be held at the New Franklin Christian Church on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Roger McMurry officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in New Franklin.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the New Franklin Christian Church.
Arrangements entrusted to Markland-Yager Funeral Home, New Franklin, Missouri.
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New Franklin, MO 65274
(660) 848-2345
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Published in Boonville Daily News from Nov. 4 to Nov. 12, 2015
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