William Guy Tittle, Jr.


William Guy Tittle, Jr. of Nashville, Georgia, died December 5, 2018. He was born March 25, 1935 in Nashville and was the older son of the late William Guy Tittle and the late Emma Dix Tittle, also of Nashville, Georgia. He was also preceded in death by his brother: Walter Russell Tittle.

As a child, Mr. Tittle spent much of his time outdoors developing a love for hunting and marksmanship. Growing up in the sawmill business, he learned the value of hard work and identified a penchant for all things mechanical. Through these experiences, Mr. Tittle learned his greatest gift an ability to form bonds with all walks of life. Throughout his life, he used this gift in many ways, listening to, encouraging and mentoring many family members and friends in their own business and personal pursuits. He loved to equip others - as an avid hunter and rifle-builder, he could often be found with his children, grandchildren or friends outfitting them and shooting and hunting with them. In all of these activities, Mr. Tittle instilled greater life lessons about understanding and appreciating all of Gods creation.

Mr. Tittle served in the United States Marine Corps from 1953 until 1956 and then graduated from Valdosta State College. After spending 20 years in commercial banking in Alabama and Nashville, Georgia, including a stint as a bank examiner with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Mr. Tittle pursued a career in plastics manufacturing. He founded and led TM Polyfilm, Inc. in Valdosta, Georgia for 35 years. In this business, Mr. Tittle used his unique mechanical abilities to design and fabricate equipment that was critical to the business. He also focused heavily on developing the careers and livelihoods of his employees and was loved by all with whom he worked.

Mr. Tittle supported Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, serving on its board of trustees for two four-year terms in the 1990s after all three of his daughters attended there. Mr. Tittle believed in people, loved his family and friends devotedly, and had high expectations for himself and others. He always believed that doing good was far more valuable than being important and he felt strongly that everyone deserves an equal chance in life. A lifelong flying enthusiast, Mr. Tittle flew innumerable Angel Flights, transporting critical medical patients to lifesaving care all over the country. With his attention to detail, he spent numerous hours in his woodshop crafting fine furniture.

Mr. Tittle is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Susan Houston Tittle; his three daughters, Carrie Loucile Tittle Hay and husband, Sam; Susan Nan Tittle Turner and husband, Fortson; Kathryn Ruth Tittle Lewis and husband, Darrell; his six grandchildren: Samuel Burney Hay IV, Kathryn Allred Hay, Rebecca Henning Turner, William Wright Turner, Emma Loucile Lewis and Benjamin Darrell Lewis; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Tittle will be held at 11 oclock Friday, December 7, 2018 at the Westview Cemetery in Nashville, Georgia. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the cemetery. In lieu of flowers those desiring may make donations to the First United Methodist Church, 304 South Berrien Street, Nashville, Georgia 31639. Lovein Funeral Home, 1218 Adel Highway, Nashville, Georgia 31639 is in charge of the arrangements.
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