A. Charles Tuttle

April 09, 1931 ‒ August 07, 2013

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: A. Charles Tuttle, lifelong horticulturist and local business owner, passed away Wednesday morning August 7, 2013 in his Mansfield home. He was 82.

Born April 9, 1931 in Perry, OH to Amherst Crawford and Hazel (Squires) Tuttle, Chuck was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1949. He attended Michigan State University and The Ohio State University, and returned to Mansfield to join his father in the operations of their family business. Tuttle Landscaping & Garden Center, a full service landscaping firm, garden center and tree nursery has served Mansfield residents through three generations. In 1960 Chuck cleared 60 acres of land on State Route 546, where he planted Flowering Crabapple Trees, Taxus, Evergreens and Maple Trees. Following his father’s death in 1964, Chuck operated the family concern until 2004, when the time came for Chuck to smell the flowers – not plant them, and his son Tod assumed day to day operations of the business.

Chuck was a member of Ohio Nurserymen’s Association and attended First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed the Great Lakes, fishing, and the 34 years of wintering at Key Colony Beach, Florida. Chuck also enjoyed building model cars, boats and airplanes.

He is survived by his wife Linda (Skelton) Tuttle, whom he married September 6, 1952; their children C. Tyson Tuttle of West Hollywood, CA, Tod C (Judy) Tuttle of Mansfield and Tracey Ann (Russell) Hedrick of Denver, CO; grandchildren Shelby Hedrick, Travis (Casey) Thompson, Trever (Mindy) Thompson, and Ashley (Jessie) Gambucci; six great grandchildren; brother James “Bud” Tuttle of Mansfield; sister Hazel Jane McCoy of Goldthwaite, TX; sister-in-law Jeannine McKee of Mansfield and a cherished cousin Pam Sparr in Maryland.

The Tuttle family will receive friends Friday, August 9, 2013 4 to 7 p.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where his funeral service will be held Saturday 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Kent Joy will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.

Contributions in his memory to MedCentral Hospice may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Tuttle family, and private messages of sympathy and support may be made to them online at: http://www.snyderfuneralhomes.com