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Eugene Conway Tuttle, 86, of The Legacy at North Augusta in Staunton died at home with his wife by his side on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.
He was born Oct. 21, 1927, to James Brooks and Juanita Angus Tuttle of Craigsville.
He served his country honorably in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War. Following his service, he was employed by Dominion Power as an instrument technician at Possum Point Power Station and retired as the electrical supervisor at North Anna Power Station in 1986.
He married Janet Marie Robertson in Craigsville on Oct. 22, 1955. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter Anita Tuttle; son James Tuttle and wife Kip (Gansneder) and their daughter, Taryn Tuttle; daughter Mary Tuttle and her daughter, Amanda Atwell, and son Eugene Underwood; sisters-in-law Elva Tuttle, Marianne Pairet and Carolyn Hicks; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers John Brooks and William Littleton Tuttle.
A man of faith and humility, he served as a deacon at Friendship Baptist Church in Fredericksburg and Gordonsville Baptist Church. He was a Mason of the Millboro Lodge for more than 50 years. He and his wife retired to a 75-acre farm at Buffalo Gap in Augusta County, where they enjoyed more than 20 years of country life and traveling. During this time, he served as deacon and elder at Hebron Presbyterian Church. Eugene and Janet moved to The Legacy in August of this year.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Henry Funeral Home in Staunton. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Hebron Presbyterian Church, Staunton, followed by interment in the church cemetery.
For those wishing to do so, the family would be honored to have memorial contributions made to Hebron Presbyterian Church or the Augusta Regional SPCA.
Condolences may be sent to the family at henryfuneral