Joe William Toungette

October 19, 1942June 10, 2021

Joe William Toungette, age 78 of Ethridge, TN, passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at his residence. He was of the Christian faith. After his retirement, he drove the bus for the gospel music group The Hemphills. In his spare time, he loved to garden and work on the farm.

He is preceded in death by his Wife, Elizabeth Toungette; Parents, Charles Eugene and Willodean Guthrie Toungette; Daughters, Sara Marie and Rose Marie Toungette; Brother, Jerry Toungette; Sister, Eloise Alsup.

He is survived by his Sons, William Toungett (Karen), David Toungette; Daughters, Jo Ann Mitchell (Jim), Bonnie Bledsoe (Sam); Brother, Bobby Toungette (Jennifer); Sister, Debbie Hairell; 8 Grandchildren; 9 Great Grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A Private Graveside service will be held at Old Ethridge Cemetery.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Allen Toungette

June 11, 2021

I cherish the time when we were young boys living on The Old Military Rd. .. Playing and doing chores. When our families visited each other we were both smiling from ear to ear . Years later as we grew older we talked about family and our ancestors . When we had personal problems we knew we could share with each other . I know you dearly loved your parents , children , grand children , nieces and nephews. I told you several times you were in prayers and now your family is in my prayers . When my daughter Angela called to tell me Jo Ann had posted the sad news of your passing her voice was breaking because she knew how close you and I always were . I'm thankful we got to talk before the Good Lord took you home. You were my connection to our family in Lawrence County .