Tuggle Lee Thompson

May 15, 1930 - December 8, 2016
Tuggle Lee Thompson

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Tuggle Lee Thompson, “Tug”, 86, of Williamsburg, passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at home surrounded by family. He was born in Bladen County North Carolina May 15, 1930.  On October 19, 1968, Tug married his wife, Ruth, who he loved “to the moon and back.”  He had a long career as a tradesman, becoming a master plumber, and estimator and retired after 50 years of service from Nichols Plumbing and Heating.  Tug used his expertise and volunteered his skills and helped many in the Williamsburg community.  He was a member of James River Baptist Church, and served there as leader of the Royal Ambassadors, Usher, building and grounds committee member, and the Croaker Mission Committee which became York River Baptist.  Tug was a loving, faithful and Godly man throughout his life.

Tug is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Drucilla Packer; daughters, Libby Turner Miller,  Kathy Turner;  son,  Larry Turner; grandson, Dustin Thompson; brothers John Packer, Adrian Packer, and Ruben Thompson. He is survived by his loving  wife of 48 years, Ruth  Thompson; and sons, Michael Ray Thompson (JoAnne), and Eddie Turner,  daughter, Barbara Deaver (Tim); brother, Robin Packer (Carolyn);  grandchildren, Larry Turner II, Lee Thompson (Melanie), Daniel Turner, Robert Deaver (Marissa), Amanda McKee (Adam), T.J. Deaver, Ricky Grohowski (Katie); and great-grandchildren, Leah Thompson, Kalei and Zoe Thompson, Daniel, Kyle, and Wyatt Turner, Andrew Deaver, Elizabeth, Landen, Elijah McKee, and Kathlynn Turner, Riley Grohowski; special friends, Doug Lang and wife Connie; and many other family members and friends.

The family will receive friends Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 3pm-5pm at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 12, 2016, at 2pm at James River Baptist Church, 4931 Centerville Rd. Williamsburg, VA 23188. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  The family wishes to thank Gentiva Hospice and their nurses, especially Tara , for the love and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lottie Moon Missions Christmas offering at James River Baptist Church.  Online condolences may be shared at bucktroutfuneralhome.net.


Monday, December 12, 2016
2:00 PM

James River Baptist Church - Directions
4831 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188


Sunday, December 11, 2016
3:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • December 10, 2016
    Joe Basilone says:
    Tuggle always had a smile and a happy word. He was a pleasant presence in a construction industry that could be very demanding at times. He met difficult situations with a positive approach. When we learned that we shared ties to the Dry Fork River of Randolph County WV that expanded our bond. I was lucky to know Tuggle. My condolences to the family of this wonderful man.

  • December 10, 2016
    Linda Kaufelt says:
    Didn't know Tug personally, but knew and loved his daughter, Barbara, My condolences to his family.

  • December 12, 2016
    Your Hidenwood Family says:
    Barbara, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

  • December 12, 2016
    Dorsleen Pingley says:
    My name is Dorsleen (Wilfong) Pingley I met Tuggle at ERCC when his mother in law was there I was the activity director and a lot of times he sat on the bench by himself or with Freddie and I would talk to them I really got to know him well. I never forgot him. He touched my heart. My dad knew him he went to the Harman Senior Center or dad would deliver the meals to his mother in laws house.so very sorry for your loss. I've been praying for your family I can't imagine losing someone as dear as him. I'm sure glad I had to privilege to have met and got to know him. My heart aches for Ruth I know he loved her with all his heart. ❤️