MORTON — Emory A. Tuttle, 93, of Peoria, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at Liberty Village in Peoria.
He was born on August 30, 1927, in Washburn, Ill., to Emory J. and Evangeline (Vincent) Tuttle. He married Bessie Boyd on October 2, 1949, in Peoria. She preceded him in death on January 29, 2012. He was also preceded in death by two sisters.
Surviving are three children, Vernon Tuttle of Peoria, Karen (Bill) Maupin of Henry, Ill., and Roberta (Tom) Griffith of Atlanta, Ga.; one grandson, Benjamin (Nichole) Griffith; four great-grandchildren, Tiannah, Stephen, Benny, and JoyLynn.
Emory worked as a truck driver for Peoria Park District and was a farmer near Princeville.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, with Pastor Steve Weber officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, prior to the service at the funeral home. Social distancing guidelines will be observed during the visitation and funeral service and masks are required. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memory Gardens in Morton.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.
Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.
To leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.knappjohnson.com.