Cornelius Jackson "Jack" Tuggle

September 15, 1933 ~ January 2, 2020 (age 86)

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Cornelius Jackson Tuggle was born on September 15, 1933, to Burton and Elsie Tuggle. Jack followed in his father‘s footsteps and joined the service. He served our country in the Navy, 1952-1956. After his service, he worked at the Sperry Rand assembly plant where he met Miss Jackie June Turner. After a very lengthy courtship of two whole weeks, they eloped to Georgia on December 23, 1956. Jack and Jackie quickly grew their family, two boys and four girls. Their family farm was where Jack’s amazing work ethic, honesty, integrity, and determination were all on full display for his kids who worked side-by-side with him. In 1976, Jack realized his dream of opening his own welding shop. He was a master of his craft for over 20 years until he retired in 1999. At that time the game of golf was something that had just been introduced to him. Well, golf quickly became a passion! He could be found on the golf course 3 to 4 times a week. He played with his wife, his kids, his grandkids, his great grandkids, and many many friends along the way. As much as he loved golf, he loved his family that much more. He was a family man! He believe that family was ordained by God. He found immense joy in the family God had given him and talked often about how much it meant

to him. You would always find him snuggling the babies. Papa loved babies!

While he fiercely loved his family, Jack would’ve been the first to say that surrendering his life to Jesus Christ and becoming a Christian was the most important decision of his life. Jack’s unwavering love that he displayed to all, was birthed out of the love he received from his savior.


He is not just survived by, but leaves a magnificent legacy of; an adored and sacrificially loved wife-Jackie June Tuggle; a beloved sister-JoAnn Sandberg; five treasured children Patty Nettles, Clay Tuggle, Teri Bedenbaugh, Dacee Tuggle, and Lori Carroll;

11 cherished grandchildren;18 dear great grandchildren; and 2 darling great-great grandchildren. On Thursday, January 2, 2020, Jack joined his parents and oldest son, Allen in Glory!  Jack “Papa” Tuggle will be missed immensely!


Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Old Providence Baptist Church in Providence.  Interment will follow at Old Providence Baptist Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be Sunday afternoon, January 5, 2020, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the funeral home. 

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January 5, 2020

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
3596 South Highway 441
Lake City, FL 32025

Funeral Service
January 6, 2020

2:00 PM
Old Providence Baptist Church, Providence

January 6, 2020

3:00 PM
Old Providence Baptist Cemetery

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