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William A. Tuggle

William A. Tuggle

April 20, 1953 - November 18, 2013

William A. Tuggle, age 60 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Monday, November 18, 2013 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.

Born April 20, 1953 in Kirksville, Missouri, he was the son of Billy M. and Stella M. (Pippin) Tuggle. On August 30, 1975 in Kirksville, he married Mary J. Tietsort who survives.

Also surviving is his mother, Stella Tuggle of La Plata; one son, Ryan Tuggle and wife Toni of La Plata; two daughters, Cassie Robinson and husband Josh and Laura Tuggle and friend Josh Noel, all of La Plata; one brother, J.R. Tuggle and wife Molly of La Plata; two sisters, Susie Tuggle and friend Lindsey Evans and Janet Tuggle, all of La Plata; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Tuggle of La Plata and Kathy Nunez and husband Herb of West Hills, California; seven grandchildren, Kalie Lene, Madisyn, Hunter, Haylea and Ella Tuggle, Haygan and Alivia Robinson; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Billy; one brother, Tom Tuggle; and one nephew, Derek Tuggle.

Willie lived all of his life in the La Plata community. He was a 1971 graduate of La Plata High School, and was employed by BNSF Railroad from 1971 to 2013. Willie enjoyed woodworking, fishing and spending time with his family.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the La Plata Baptist Church. Officiating will be Pastor David Gottman. Burial will be in the La Plata Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday November 22, 2013 with the family receiving friends from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Travis Funeral Chapel in La Plata, Missouri.

Memorials in memory of William Tuggle may be made to La Plata Public Library or the La Plata Baptist Church. They may be sent to or left at Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, Missouri 63549.

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