Dr. William E. Tuggle

June 27, 1933 - January 22, 2022

06/27/1933 - 01/22/2022

Past Services

Service
Friday January 28, 2022
4:00 pm
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
717 Tucson Rd
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
(757) 467-1047 | Directions

Dr. William (Bill) Edward Tuggle entered fully into the presence of the Lord on 1/22/22 at age 88.
William was predeceased by parents, Hugh and Minnie Tuggle, sister, Mary Tuggle Hawkins and brother, Hugh Tuggle.
He is survived by his sister, Helen Littlepage, daughter Leslie and son-in-law Jason, grandchildren, Zachary, Samuel, and Alexandra, son, William and daughter-in-law, Alia, and cherished nieces, nephews, and friends.
Bill served as an officer in the U.S. Navy and later became a well-respected dentist and inventor, tirelessly working at both simultaneously. His Roleez wheels invention can be seen across the world. When he wasn’t working or with his family, his kindness, warmth, and humanitarianism could be felt and appreciated by many.
In addition to being a dedicated and loving father and grandfather, Bill also loved sailing his Hobie Cat, travel, working out, skiing and ballroom dancing. Throughout his entire life, he held an unwavering faith in God, which he shared with those who surrounded him.
Donations on his behalf may be given to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Click HERE to make a donation on behalf of Dr. Tuggle.
For visitation information, please contact the family.  A funeral mass will be held for Friday, January 28, 2022 at 4:00pm at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 717 Tucson Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 .  Dr. Tuggle will then be laid to rest at the Westview Cemetery in Farmville, Va.

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Garry Whitehurst
3 months ago

Dr.Tuggle was an incredibly generous man. I knew him from European Health Spa where we both worked out back in the 80’s. I was 24 then .He learned that I had just won a Hobie in a contest at Peabodys. I had no idea how to sail but he offered to teach me. Those lessons were amazing. He really knew a lot about sailing. That’s where I first saw his Roleez invention. He used it to take his Hobie across the sand on Rollez cart so he wouldn’t have to worry about the sand scraping off the fiberglass hull. Smart guy! I live at the oceanfront so when I see all the beach carts with balloon wheels and when tourist ask me about mine……
Im proud to tell the story of how I knew the man who invented it.
Rest In Peace Dr. Tuggle