Robert Tonguette

Obituary of Robert Leonard Tonguette

Robert L. Tonguette, "Bob"

December 25, 1935 - November 6, 2023


Bob Tonguette, 87 passed away unexpectedly on November 6, 2023.

Born on Christmas Day in Tallmadge, Ohio, Bob graduated from Tallmadge High School.  He went on to proudly serve his country in the US Air Force spending most of his military experience working on aeronautical equipment at Eglin AFB.  In 1966 he was accepted into the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and went on to attain his 32nd degree.  He was a member and trustee of Mogadore Baptist Church until he retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company after 38 years of service.  

Bob loved spending time with his family and attending car shows and swap meets with his son-in-law and grandson.  He enjoyed woodworking and teaching the craft to anyone.  Bob was always the first one to step in and help with whatever project you were working on and was a talented craftsman.  

Bob is preceded in death by his parents Henry & Edna (Swisher) Tonguette, his brother James Tonguette, sister Norma (Dave) Morgan and his great grandson Hunter Cramer.  He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara Tonguette (Freeman), son Alan Tonguette of Poinciana, daughter and son-in-law Suzanne (David) Trevillian of Winter Haven, grandson Robert Cramer and his favorite person, great granddaughter Kylie Cramer of Poinciana.  

Viewing will be held at Oak Ridge Funeral Home, 2425 W. Havendale Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33881 on Thursday, November 9 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm, with a graveside service at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd St., Bushnell, FL 33513 on Friday, November 10 at 9:30am.

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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday, November 9, 2023
Oak Ridge Funeral Care
2425 Havendale Blvd
Winter Haven, Florida, United States
863 967 5090


9:30 am
Friday, November 10, 2023
Florida National Cemetery
6502 SW 102nd Avenue
Bushnell, Florida, United States
(352) 793-7740
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