Gerald Morris Touchton, 72
Gerald Morris Touchton, 72, of Poulan, Ga. died Saturday, May 19, 2012 at his home. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 26 at 4 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 3193 St. Hwy 313, Sylvester, Ga. 31791. Rev. Bruce Gordon will officiate.
Gerald was born June 23, 1939 in Quitman, Ga. He attended Barney Elementary and Morven High School. He also attended both ABAC in Tifton, Ga. and the University of Georgia before enlisting in the USAF. He later graduated from the University of Maryland European division while stationed overseas. He retired after 21 years of service.
He was known as many things to his family and friends: Loving Husband for 51 years, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Air Force Veteran, farmer, fisherman, hunter, humorist, mentor, poet, car enthusiast and friend. In recent years he loved rebuilding old cars and trucks. He had a passion for “tinkering” around the shop and he could fix just about anything, especially if he had access to duck tape and bailing wire. He loved family, and was very proud of his grand-babies. He was blessed to also have many nephews and nieces who enjoyed his company and the wisdom that “Uncle Touch” shared with all of them.
Touchton was preceded in death by his parents Carroll and Eldora Touchton and his brothers Alton and Leon Touchton.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Mary Ashley Touchton of Poulan, son Terry Touchton (Marybeth) and granddaughters Taylor and Hannah of Denver, Co., daughter Tlisa Northcutt (Scott) and granddaughters Avery and Aubrey of Anchorage, Ark., sister, Norma Sinclair of Poulan sister in law Louise Touchton of Barney, and sister in-law Yvonne Ashley (Duke Otter) of Arlington, Wa., and a number of other beloved family members including his English Bulldogs Uno and Gracie.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Antioch Baptist Church Building Fund, 3193 St. Hwy 313, Sylvester, Ga. 31791 or to The Morrison Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 13527, Moultrie Hwy, Barney, Ga. 31625. Condolences may be sent to the family at PO Box 281, Poulan, Ga. 31781.