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Jim Eifert

What a fine man Dave Tuttle was. I worked with him for many years at the 125th Fighter Wing. He never seemed to have a bad day. He was steady, grounded, hard working, and always pleasant. A patriot through and through. I’m so sorry for his family and community to lose such a good man so young. Best wishes to Deborah as she deals with grief of this terrible loss.

Carol McWilliams

I remember being serenaded with a piano solo in chorus class by David and John. Of course, there would be some humor added to it. I always looked forward to their perforrmance. David was a great person. He was always personable and wore a great smile. He was also the first white guy I knew who had an afro...LoL! Rest in Peace David. Thank you for the music, humor and friendship.

Barbara Box Taylor

David made me laugh more times than i can count. He had a heart of gold & will truly be missed. Prayers for his family.

Cindy Tuttle Sumner

I remember David from my childhood when my family would visit Uncle Lauren and Aunt Elizabeth. He was a fun and caring person. My admiration for him for his courage in fighting cancer in the past year is high. I pray for the Lord to comfort you as you say goodbye to this loving and caring man. Love, Cousin Cindy Tuttle (Uncle Harold's daughter)

Andrea Toohey

David has always been a kind and caring person. His bravery while fighting his battle with cancer will always be remembered. He was a happy and spunky child and grew into a loving and caring man. I shall miss our frequent texts and chats. Love, Aunt Andy

David Thomas Tuttle, Jr.


David Thomas Tuttle, Jr., 60, of Yulee passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville.

He was born overseas, in France, to military parents, David and Barbara Tuttle. He was raised on the Northside of Jacksonville. He married his wife, Deborah in 1985 and they raised their family in the Arlington area of Jacksonville. They moved to Yulee in 2010.

Mr. Tuttle achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts and was also an Assistant Scout Master. He was an accomplished and published photographer. He was also a nationally certified automotive repair technician.

Mr. Tuttle proudly served his country and state as a member of the Florida Air National Guard for 34 years where he achieved the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. His service to the Air National Guard was a career which provided him the opportunity to travel and see many parts of the world.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Jon, as well as both sets of grandparents.

He leaves behind his wife of 38 years, Deborah; his children, Thomas Tuttle and his wife, Madelynn and daughter, Charlotte Tuttle; and a grandson, Renton James as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and many people he called friends.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 26, 2023 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors.

He will be laid to rest, with military honors, at Jacksonville National Cemetery the following day at 10:00 AM.

The family asks, rather than flowers, he be remembered with donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


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