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Ernest Tillman Tumbleston

Ernest Tillman Tumbleston
  • December 15, 1934 - January 5, 2018
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, please make donations to
  • Lewy Body Dementia/Alzheimer''s Research
  • or to your
  • local Hospice.

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“E.T. was a wonderful person...My husband, Joe Tumbleston and E.T were brothers and I remember when Mom and Pop Tumbleston lived behind them in a...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Kay Tumbleston - Hartsville, SC

“The Tumbleston family.Take comfort in knowing that now you have a SPECIAL guarding ANGEL to watch over you!! Lamar & Cindy GOUDE. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Rest in peace E.T. We will always remember you!!! ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: LAMAR GOUDE - CHARLESTON, SC

“Dear Tumbleston Family, The Brinson family is so sorry to hear of E.T.'s passing. We remember him as a wonderful person and a close friend and...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Annette Cox - Charleston, SC

Last I saw Daddy sleeping on Christmas Eve. “First time Daddy met his newest great grandson, Michael. So sorry no photos taken. Michael was playing with Daddy's toy car. Last time April, Michael...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Angela Tumbleston-Faison

“Sometimes, the new just can't replace the knowledge and strength of the old. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Angela Tumbleston-Faison

Family visiting at Victory House! “Happy Hunting and Fishing Daddy! Amen, Amen. Amalak Yemesgen ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Angela Tumbleston-Faison

“I Love you daddy...until we meet again I will hold you in my heart. You were the best. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Lopez - Summerville, SC

“You will deeply missed Ernie! Our children will forever have fond memories with you; fushing, catching shrimp, boating and their and my favorite.....Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Jennifer Eldridge - Quakertown, PA

“I am so thankful to have had a father like mine. He taught me so much and allowed me to learn even more. Every day I think of him and miss our...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Todd Tumbleston - Conconully, WA

“My prayers will accompany you all. May E.T. Rest In Peace and May eternal light shine on him. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Luckie - Charleston, SC

“Rest In Peace ET. We love you. Chuck and Sheryl ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Sheryl Tuttle - Charleston, SC

Ernest "E.T" Tillman Tumbleston, 83, of Yonges Island, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest Friday, January 5, 2018. His Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway at 2:00 p.m.

E.T. was born December 15, 1934 in Charleston, SC, son of the late Joe S. Tumbleston and Nettie Jennings Tumbleston. He served in the U.S. Army, after his tour of duty, he worked at Pre-Stress Concrete Company for almost 30 years, working his way up to plant superintendent. He then worked for MUSC in maintenance, until his retirement. E.T. was a devoted husband, father, and friend. A generous man with a big heart, he was graced with a light hearted sense of humor, sweet, and hard working. He loved hunting, shrimping, building and fixing things. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his three children, Ernest "Todd" Tumbleston and wife Sandra of Conconully, WA; Angela L. Faison and husband Robert "Rob" of Mt. Olive, NC; and Susan A Lopez of Summerville, SC; two brothers, Edgar Tumbleston of Meggett, SC, Donald Tumbleston of Givhans, SC; three grandchildren, April Slye, Justin Tumbleston, Kassandra Greene and three great-grandsons; He also leaves behind his life partner of 38 years, Theresa Eldridge, and her children, Lonnie Prosser, Sheryl Tuttle, Libby Karch, Jeff Eldridge, Matt Eldridge, and their children, and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph Jr., and Marion Tumbleston and a sister Ruth "Louise" Young.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lewy Body Dementia/Alzheimer's Research or to your local Hospice.