Edward Tuggle, 63, of Topeka, passed away Monday, December 29, 2014.
He was born November 21, 1951, in Somerset, Kentucky, the son of Eugene and Mary Ina(Selvidge) Tuggle. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Eastern Kentucky University. He served in the Army Reserve.
Immediately after graduation, Edward started his career with Xerox as part of their elite sales team. In 1981, Ed left as a manager and relocated to Indiana to continue his career in sales with Batesville Casket Company. After terms as both regional and divisional directors, in 1989 Ed was appointed Vice President of the sales organization. In 1994 he left Batesville Casket to join Newcomer Funeral Service Group as EVP, Chief Operating Officer. He passionately loved his family, old westerns, Kentucky basketball and extra-thick chocolate milk shakes.
He was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, of Topeka.
Edward married Joan Tuggle on September 4, 1993 in Batesville, Indiana. Survivors include his wife, Joan Tuggle, three daughters, Kelli J. (Mike) Parness, Amanda R. (Charlie) Fuhrer and Hayley A. Tuggle, five grandchildren, Jonah and Audrey Parness, Juliette, Mary Elise and Charlie Fuhrer, his mother, Mary Ina Tuggle, brother, Ivan Tuggle, sister, Leah Reel. He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene R. Tuggle.
The family will greet friends from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 2015 at the Penwell-Gabel Southwest Chapel. They will then greet friends from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 2015 at the Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville, Indiana followed by graveside services at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Batesville, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to Hayden Catholic High School Scholarship Fund, 401 SW Gage Blvd., Topeka, KS 66606 or to the ARDS Foundation 3330 Dundee Rd., Suite C4, Northbrook, IL, 60062. To leave a message for the family select the share memories button.