OBITUARY

Mr. Julius L Tumbleston

November 7, 1924December 3, 2018
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Julius Leonard Tumbleston, 94, of North Charleston, entered into eternal rest Monday, December 3, 2018, at the Veterans Victory House in Walterboro, SC, and was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Elsie Sowell Tumbleston. He was born November 7, 1924, in Charleston, the son of Samuel Allison Tumbleston and Hannah Willis Tumbleston. Mr. Tumbleston was an excellent provider, who enjoyed “fixing” things for friends and family. He also enjoyed gardening and fishing, and held membership in the Evanston Estates Civic Club, the Masonic Order, and the Woodmen of the World. Mr. Tumbleston served the US Navy in the Pacific theater during World War II. He retired after 37 years at the Charleston Naval Shipyard, where he was a Planning Supervisor in the Electric and Electronic Group. A member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church, Mr. Tumbleston has served as a trustee and an active member of the Fellowship Sunday school class. Mr. Tumbleston was preceded in death by his three sisters, Lottie Scott, Lena Lowery, and Etta Mae Clark, and his four brothers, Walter R. Tumbleston, Theodore W. Tumbleston, Elmore W. Tumbleston and Louis E. Tumbleston. Surviving are his three daughters: Jackie (Bob) Kohn of Charleston, Donna (Lonnie Becude) Easterling of Charleston, and Susan (Mike) Harrelson of Summerville. Mr. Tumbleston was the proud grandfather of six: Ryan (Heather) Byrd of Goose Creek, SC, Julia Kohn of Long Beach, CA, Jason Easterling of West Columbia, SC, Hannah Easterling of Lexington, SC and Diana (Charles) Hudgens of Summerville, SC. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Robbie Kohn. He was the great grandfather of six: Clemson Byrd, Jaedon Easterling, Tyrus Byrd, Virginia Byrd, Terra Kohn, Caleb Hudgens and Colby Hudgens. Visitation with friends and family will be held at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home, North Charleston, Friday, December 7, at 11:00 AM with the funeral service to follow at noon in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Veterans Victory House, 2461 Sidneys Road, Walterboro, SC 29488 or to Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 4990 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC 29418.

Services

  • Visitation at Carolina Memorial Funeral home Friday, December 7, 2018
  • A Life Well Celebrated Service at Carolina Memorial Chapel Friday, December 7, 2018
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Mr. Julius L Tumbleston

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Ouida Dowis-----Woods

December 17, 2018

We were glad that someone included us in the announcement of Julius's de ath. Betty and I loved Julius. I was around him more because we lived in Sylvania and visited Kildare a lot. Betty and Elsie were near the same age and were really best friends growing up. She will be 93 Feb. first. She lives in a beautiful place in Birmingham but she doesn't have a computer or wiFi. I am so glad that you entered some family pictures. I have never met any of you but Donna and I talked a lot when we were in real estate. I am going to print all the pictures,etc. and mail them tomorrow to Betty. I have already called her. I'm sure this is too long. I am so sorry that you lost your father but when you get his age life is usually not worth it.I am 90 still kicking but not so high"Betty is kicking REAL high. Love to all of you ,

Jason Easterling

December 6, 2018

Patricia C. Patty) and James E. Jr. (Butch) Sauls

December 6, 2018

Dear Jackie and Donna,
A short note to acknowledge and send our condolences upon passing of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are sent in support of you and your families during this difficult time.
With Sincere Regards and Love,
Patty and Butch

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