Grover Tutwiler, Jr.

Born on 1932-10-27

Departed on 2011-02-05

Resided in Stafford County, VA

Grover C. Tutwiler Jr., 78, known to family and close friends as “G.C.,” passed away Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Carriage Hill Rehab and Nursing Center.

He was the beloved husband for over 27 years of Linda Storck Tutwiler.

G.C. was born in Culpeper to the late Grover C. and Pearl Jackson Tutwiler. He retired from Rental Uniform Service with 35 years’ service, having spent most of those years as service supervisor. G.C. was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Falmouth Baptist Church.

G.C. was a compassionate, loving and happy man, starting every day looking for joy. He was known for his outgoing personality and zest for life; he was hardworking, trustworthy, fair, never ever angry, his father’s son and proud of it. It was often said he would enter a room and everyone would stop what they were doing to speak with him. G.C. never met a stranger, and everyone was his friend.

G.C. was quite the handyman around the house-he could do electrical work completely wire a house, plumbing work to include remodeling a bathroom and work on small engines to include disassembling and putting it back together. G.C.’s favorite activity was riding his 1948 Farmall Cub tractor while working in the woods at home.

Alzheimer’s disease can and does erode the dignity of life, but it cannot erase a life. Those things G.C. accomplished during his vigor and vibrancy are not cancelled or even diminished by the failings brought on by Alzheimer’s disease. His love of life and people was evident even in his final days. G.C. was richly loved and will be truly missed.

G.C. was preceded in death by his previous wife of 30 years, Thelda Sutton Tutwiler, who passed away after 17 years of battling M.S. G.C. took care of her at home during her entire illness.

G.C. and Linda would like to extend a special appreciation to Beulah Burgess for all her help and support during his illness. Also, we appreciate the compassionate care provided by Dr. Wayland Marks, the nurses and CNAs on Memory Lane and the C-Wing at Carriage Hill Rehab and Nursing Center, and Mary Washington Hospital Hospice.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, with the Rev. Leslie A. Powers officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be C.C. Curtis, Denny Greenawalt, Gary Payne, Ellis Adair, Linwood Bourne and Stan Burton.

13 thoughts on Grover Tutwiler, Jr.

  1. alice boston on said:

    Linda you have my heartfelt sympathy.I admire you for your dedication and loyalty to Groover. you showed so much love and compassion. I pray you find peace and happiness your life. always a friend alice

  2. alice boston on said:

    Linda you have my heartfelt sympathy.I admire you for your dedication and loyalty to Grover. you showed so much love and compassion. I pray you find peace and happiness your life. always a friend alice

  3. Phyllis Jenkins on said:

    We were sorry to hear of G. C.’s passing. I am Thelda’s cousin and have known G. C. most of my life. He was a wonderful guy and great friend. You have our deepest sympathy. God bless and comfort you in your loss. Doug and Phyllis Jenkins and family

  4. Michelle Beach on said:

    To Mr. Tutwilers family & friends,
    My thoughts & prayers are with you all. I am very sorry to hear of your loved ones passing.
    I was fortunate enough to meet & know Mr. Tutwiler through my job, where he came in once a week to pick up our employees uniforms. He was such a friendly person, and someone everybody looked forward to seeing. He always had a smile on his face, and a kind word for everyone.

  5. Chad and Cristina Young on said:

    Mrs. Tutwiler,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God grant you peace through this difficult time.

  6. Tammie & Eddie English on said:

    Linda, it was always a pleasure to have Grover come to our office. He was never in a big hurry, always taking the time to talk and listen to our going ons. The first time I saw you to dance was breathetaking. Nothing out of place and dancing as one. One day you will dance again. I know he’s watching over us. Our hearts are with you . Tammie & Eddie English. Everyone at Eddies Repair Shop.

  7. Tammie & Eddie English on said:

    Linda, it was always a pleasure to have Grover come to our office. He was never in a big hurry, always taking the time to talk and listen to our going ons. The first time I saw you to dance was breathetaking. Nothing out of place and dancing as one. One day you will dance again. I know he’s watching over us. Our hearts are with you . Tammie & Eddie English. Everyone at Eddies Repair Shop.

  8. Diane Beverly on said:

    Linda, I was so very sad to see the loss of that sweet smiling face of GC. I always will remember his delight when Mike Burnette and I sang “Endless Love” to you two at the “Pot & Kettle Club” in Culpeper in 1989. It was a night I will always remember how much your husband loved you, because it shone in his eyes that night. God Bless, because the world has lost a mighty heart.

  9. kathy burner on said:

    Linda, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I always looked forward to speaking to Groover when visiting with my mother Barbara at Carriage Hill. He always had a smile or laugh. I also appreciated connecting with you there while you cared for and tended to his needs. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Kathy Shelton Burner

  10. Ron & Carol Adams on said:

    Linda, we are living in Sanford NC which is 40 miles SW of Raleigh, where our two small, blonde, granddaughters live. Have been here since 2006. I check obits every morning online and was surprised yesterday morning to see your husband’s name. Our condolences to you my friend. Since the email address apparently doesn’t show in what you see, and should you have some time and want to contact us, please use radams4412@aol.com, assuming of course you use email. I can’t live without it. Have made contact with several HS classmates recently that way as we are coming up on 50 years. Best wishes to you for the future, a very special lady to both of us.

  11. Ronnie & Lauri Deal on said:

    Linda–Lauri and I were both sadden to hear Grover had passed away. Our heart felt sympathy goes out to you. Working all those years with Grover at RUS was a real pleasure. What a real gentleman!!! Always had a smile on his face. We both had a
    great deal of respect for Grover and we no he will be missed.
    Ronnie and Lauri

  12. Donna Caraway-Sweet RN on said:

    I had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Tutwiler for a short time. I will remember the family in my prayers.

  13. Denise Douglas Burns on said:

    Dear Family Tutwiler:

    I’m sorry to read of GC’s passing. GC was the half brother of my Grandmother Ruth Tutwiler Clore. She too died of Alzheimers. I remember meeting him one time, and he was quite kind and gracious. May we one day find a cure through the blessings of our God. Denise Douglas Burns.

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