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Willie Leon Tungate, 88, Campbellsville, KY (1931-2019)

He had a strong work ethic throughout his life, and truly enjoyed helping others. Fishing with his family or laughing with friends around a dinner table were two of his favorite things.

Mr. Willie Leon Tungate of Campbellsville departed this life on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at his home. He was 88 years old.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Tungate on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 1pmET in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville. Burial will follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3878 Old Greensburg Rd, Campbellsville. Full military honors will be conducted by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, June 13, from 5pmET until 8pmET.


Mr. Willie Leon Tungate of Campbellsville was born in Marion County on January 1, 1931 to the late Enos and Rhoda Ellen (Howell) Tungate. He departed this life on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at his home, being 88 years, 5 months, and 10 days of age. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Mannsville Christian Church.

Mr. Tungate was a veteran, having served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1951-1953. After leaving the service, he continued farming and driving trucks, and doing whatever else he could to be productive and make ends meet for his family. He had a strong work ethic throughout his life, and truly enjoyed helping others. Fishing with his family or laughing with friends around a dinner table were two of his favorite things.

He leaves to cherish his memory:
  • Three children: Leona Armstrong and husband Jacob of Campbellsville, Tom Tungate of Mannsville, and Doyle Tungate of Campbellsville,
  • A sister-in-law: Betty Tungate of Campbellsville,
  • A special friend: Juanita Followell of Campbellsville,
  • Seven grandchildren,
  • Eight great-grandchildren,
  • One great-great grandchild,
  • And a host of extended family and friends.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Helen Elizabeth (Followell) Tungate; and four siblings: Apprentice Followell and husband Carldon, Buddy Tungate, James Tungate, and another brother in childhood.

L.R. Petty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at lrpetty.com.


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