Earl Milton Tutterow

Published 9:42 am Thursday, June 13, 2024

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Mr. Earl Milton Tutterow, 99, of Mocksville, passed away Monday, June 10, 2024 at his home.

He was born on Nov. 30, 1924 in Davie County to the late Dewey S. and Ina Boyd Tutterow.

Milton was a heavy equipment operator from a young age and employed those skills while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943-1946 as Staff Sergeant. His tour of duty included England, France, Belgium, and Germany. While serving, Milton sent money to help his father purchase land for a home. After three years overseas, he returned from duty, and was introduced to Jane Glasscock, a neighbor near his parents’ new residence. It was love at first sight and he vowed she was the girl he would marry.  They tied the knot on Feb. 15, 1947,and made their home on Sheffield Road where they raised their family. They remained together for 75 years, until she died in June 2022.  Milton enjoyed hunting, planting a garden, working with his tractor, cutting wood, and most of all, spending time with his family. He was a perfectionist, had a great sense of humor, and enjoyed music, singing, and playing guitar. Milton was too tender-hearted to discipline his children and left that chore to their mother. He rarely raised his voice; the children knew by example what was expected of them. He was generous and caring, a good neighbor, and loved by many. Mr. Tutterow was known as fair and level-headed in dealing with others. He was a member and deacon of Ijames Baptist Church and a member of Mocksville Masonic Lodge.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by: his wife, Jane; 4 brothers, Dewey Willard, Osborne Theodore (Ted), William Lawrence, and Bobby Gene Tutterow; and a sister, Etta Mae T. Norman.

Survivors include: his son, Larry Milton Tutterow (Marsha), and daughter, Pamela T. Branham (Mike), all of Mocksville; 4 grandchildren, Sharon McDaniel (Todd), Sheila Baity (David), Amber Boger (Jeff), and Derek Branham (Andrea); 4 great-grandchildren; 4 step-great grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; 3 step-great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Floy T. Gobble.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at Ijames Baptist Church with Pastor Kestler Ruth officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the church.  Private burial will be in Ijames Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for: Ijames Baptist Food Pantry, 1038 Ijames Church Road, Mocksville, NC 27028; Trellis Hospice/Supportive Care, 101 Hospice, Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27104; or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences: www.eatonfunerlaservice.com.