Reuben Allen “Rock” Tuggle

Written by on January 11, 2023

Reuben Allen “Rock” Tuggle, 86, of Homer, LA moved to his heavenly home on January 8, 2023. His work on Earth was done and Jesus called him home.

Rock was born on November 29, 1936, in Homer, Louisiana to W. S. and Velma Krouse Tuggle. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Phillip Tuggle; sister and brother-in-law, Berniece Tuggle Stephenson and James Stephenson; and brother, Terry “Buck” Tuggle; nieces, Sherrie Tuggle, Betty Nelson, Carrol Lynn Stephenson, and nephew, Julius Tuggle.

He is survived by his son and wife, Russell and Michelle Tuggle of Homer, Louisiana; daughter and husband, Kim and Eddie Butler of Homer, Louisiana; his grandchildren, Trey and Katelyn Butler of Homer, Louisiana; Erin and husband Rhys Burgess of Haughton, Louisiana, Erica Butler of Stonewall, Louisiana, Rhett Butler and wife Kristyn of Glendora, California; Jon Lafitte and wife Yuwen of Atlanta, Georgia, and Morgan Lafitte of New Milford, New Jersey; niece, Linda Tuggle Miller of Georgia; nephew, Phillip Wayne Tuggle of South Carolina; nephew, Billy Stephenson and wife Kathy of North Carolina; niece, Debbie Hartzo and husband Raymond of Shreveport, Louisiana; nephew, Jimmy Tuggle and wife Valerie of Homer, Louisiana; and niece Jennifer Tuggle Williams and husband Jay of Sibley; sisters-in-law, Mary Tuggle and Linda Tuggle; cousin and friend, Joe Martin Tuggle; former wife and friend, Ann Tuggle.

Rock was a 1956 graduate of Homer High School. He served in the United States Army National Guard from 1954 to 1956. He worked at the Louisiana Ammunition Plant in his early years and retired from the Town of Homer. Rock loved his family and friends. His greatest blessings were his children and grandchildren. He loved to cook for himself and others. He was an avid reader at the Claiborne Parish Library. He loved working in his yard. When you passed by his house, he was either working in the yard or sitting on his porch visiting with friends.

He was known as “Pepaw” to his grandchildren, who were the lights of his life. He always would tell them they saved his life. When he was 64, he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He loved the Lord and read his Bible daily. He prayed for everyone he knew every day. We are so thankful that the Lord gave him to us. We are rejoicing knowing that he is in Heaven with Jesus.

A Celebration of Life Service for Rock will be held Thursday, January 12, 2023, at Cornerstone Church in Homer at 10 am. In lieu of flowers honoring Rock, the family requests memorials be made to St. Jude.

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