Richard Eddie Tuttle, Sr., 75, passed away on April 29, 2020. He was born on February 26, 1945, in Rossville on Mothers Homestead to parents, Charles S. Tuttle and Mary Lou Teague Tuttle. He graduated from Poteet ISD in 1963.
Richard married in 1963 to Elaine Harrison Tuttle; they were married for 57 years.
Richard Sr. had a son, Richard E. Tuttle, Jr. Richard and Jennifer were parents of Cody Richard Tuttle (Patti). Richard Jr. also had Shayleen Tuttle, Rustin Tuttle and Ryker Tuttle. He and Cassie Tuttle have two sons, Dalton Hobbs and Jackson Morris, who all attended Pleasanton ISD.
Richard Sr. also had a daughter, Richelle Tuttle (Anthony Bonadero) with two sons, Michael and Jacob Bonadero, all of Austin; and a daughter, Nicole Bonadero who graduated from West Lake ISD; and one greatgrandson, Sammy Garcia, Jr.
Richard Sr. worked for Powell Oil and Holt Enterprises for 36 years until he retired. He also worked as Reserve Deputy of Atascosa County, an EMT on EMS service for Atascosa County and served three years as mayor.
He was very proud of Poteet, born and raised, he lived on family property which has been in the family since 1918.
To Richard, this was “home.” He loved the citizens, friends and family of Atascosa County. He was blessed with all. And yes, we were blessed to have him!
Graveside services will be held at Rutledge Cemetery at a later date.