Wesley "Wes" Alan Tuggle

January 16, 1986November 25, 2012

Wesley Alan (Wes) Tuggle, beloved son and father, born January 16, 1986 passed away suddenly November 25, 2012 to go be with his Lord and Savior.

Wes is survived by his parents Kathy Johnson and Dr. Benjamin H. Johnson, III of Birmingham; his siblings Mallory Brooke Tuggle, Benjamin Hardy Johnson IV, Katie Johnson and Emily Ruth Terry along with his maternal grandparents, Mervyn and Patti Click, and paternal grandmother, Betty Tuggle. He also leaves the mother of his son Whitney Hamm and precious infant son, Whitten James Tuggle, in addition to Aunt Kimberly Savage and Uncles Doug and Boyd Click, Aunts Nancy Tuggle and Mary Pitman and Uncle Bobby Tuggle and wife Yvette. Reverend Tom Caradine ,officiating. He was predeceased by his father James Alan Tuggle and paternal grandfather Earl Tuggle.

He went to Spain Park High School and graduated from Auburn University in 2008 with a major in Economics where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and Phi Kappa Phi the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. After college graduation he worked for Merrill Lynch and he was currently pursuing a degree from The Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

Wes placed his faith and trust in Jesus Christ at an early age and was confident in a heavenly reunion with those he loved. He was someone who touched lives because of his love and passion for his family, friends, education, work and most recently for the gift of his son and his mother. He will lovingly be remembered and missed by all.

Visitation will be at Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church on November 29, 2012 from 2-3 p.m. with a memorial service immediately following. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Southern Heritage Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to establish an educational account trust for his son Whitten James Tuggle. The donations may be sent to Dr. Ben Johnson 1 Office Park Circle #200 Mountain Brook, Al 35223.


  • Celebration of Life Service Thursday, November 29, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wesley "Wes" Alan Tuggle

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Marylou & Leslie

February 23, 2013

What a doll, Kathy; heaven is now more beautiful than ever.

The words you wrote for your Wes and for all of us to read, making possible our sharing on some level with you and Dr. Johnson and all your family, were perfect, so perfect. Meeting Wes will be wonder-full, and that amazing time may come very soon, indeed, Beautiful Lady; you know this well.

How blessed you are to have your Lord Jesus and your adoring Dr. Ben to take care of you and to help in the mending of the ache in your heart that can only be known to a mother, as you both do the same for his little son and all your extended family.

You have long been in our prayers with praise that His Angels bear you dear folks up in their hands, and now, too, with thanksgiving for the sweet company of your divine Helper and Comforter with whom you have so faithfully made your walk, blessing us all.

In His love and ours, and in yours for Wes,
Marylou and Leslie

December 21, 2012

I did not get to meet Wes but I watched Whitney grow up to a beautiful young lady and so sad to hear this. Whitney and to all of his extended family I am praying for you all the way from Colorado. Holly Wilson Guthrie

Carole (Comte) Sarian

December 3, 2012

Oh Kathy, I just heard the news. I'm writing this with tears steaming down my face. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. It's beyond belief. My heartaches for you and Mallory and for all of us who had the great priviledge of knowing, loving and having Wes in our lives. Know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. With love and warmth, Carole (Comte) Sarian

Lamar Adcock

December 3, 2012

I am so and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

Britney McCord

December 3, 2012

I am so deeply saddened by the loss of such a dear friend. My heart and prayers go out to this special family.

Laura Word-Oberg

November 30, 2012

Truly sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.


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Joe Mangina

November 30, 2012

I am sorry for your loss.

Katie Speir

November 30, 2012

I am so sad to hear of Wes's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.

Weslyn Pilkington

November 30, 2012

Kathy, Ben, and family, I am so sorry to hear of Wes' passing. I have such fond memories of him, especially our ping pong games. I last saw him at Courtney's wedding and he was doing so well. He was right on track in achieving his goals. His life was cut far too short and I am sorry for that.
i was out of town all week and hated to miss the service. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.