Mr. Gerald M. Tootle, 63

by | March 30, 2010 12:00 am

Mr. Gerald M. Tootle, age 63 of Vidalia, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at his home after an extended illness. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 27 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home with Reverend Henry Dowd and Celeta Hart officiating. Interment followed in the Lakeview Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Wedrell Meeks, Lamar Fountain, Randall Foskey, Larry Williamson, Terry Horne and Harold Quarterman.

Honorary pallbearers were employees of the Montgomery County Board of Education.

Mr. Tootle was a lifelong resident of Toombs and Montgomery Counties. He formerly was a carpenter, floor covering installer, and over the road truck driver. He worked eleven years with the Montgomery County Board of Education as a school bus driver and in the maintenance department. He was Baptist by faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Buster and Alpha Denton Tootle and a brother, William Donnell Tootle.

Survivors include his wife, Cherry Tootle of Vidalia; one son, Michael Shane (Rachel) Tootle of Soperton; three daughters, Julie (Rex) Dopson, Cindy (Sambo) Boone, and Vickie (Randy) Gould all of Jacksonville; four sisters, Shelby Williamson, and Shirley Helms of Vidalia, Jean Bryant of Lyons, and Louise Hadden of Swainsboro; two brothers, Noel Tootle of South Carolina and Author Darrell Tootle of Vidalia; eleven grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, C/O Trudy Bowen, 201 Maple Drive, Vidalia, GA 30474.

Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home of Vidalia was in charge of arrangements.

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