Gene Autry Tuggle, of Strausburg, CO, was called home and received his crown on November 18, 2019.
He was born to the late Junior Tuggle and Mary Clayborne on April 10, 1949, in Little Rock, Arkansas.
In 2011, Gene retired from Safeway after 39 years as a truck driver. He was an upstanding 360 Mason/Shriner, USBC bowler, a member of the motorcycle club, Swords of Justice and an avid CBer. Gene had a love for fishing, beating people off the table in dominos, bid whist and spades. He also enjoyed old school music and singing.
After many years of being a lost soul, Gene rededicated his life back to the Lord on August 8, 2017 and became an active member of Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
Gene is survived by his wife, Cyndi of 15 years; two children Karla Banks and Lavron Hawkins; brothers: Larry (Judy), Reagan, Laymon, Jeffrey Clayborne (Florida), Alex Clayborne (Zehra) (Florida) and his sister, Anne Meguel Groce (Tyrone), 22 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his sister, Vestine and his brothers, Roland, Jackie (Pamala) and Jerome.
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