10/14/15 — Louie Tobitt

flower 13Louie “Brad” Tobitt, of Normandy, passed from this life to be with his
heavenly Father, Sunday, October 10, 2015, after a long illness. In his
last moments he was surrounded by his family and loved ones and he passed
peacefully without suffering

Louie was born in Tullahoma in 1938 to the late Kathleen Pate and Vernon
Tobitt. At the age of 17, he moved away and joined the United States Air
Force where he spent 20 years serving his country. While assigned to
Ramstein Air Base in Germany, he met the love of his life, Marianne
(Schmidt) Tobitt. They were married April 29, 1960. In the years to
follow they raised three wonderful children and travelled the globe.
After retiring from the service, they made their home in Normandy,
Tennessee. After retirement Louie and Marianne traveled extensively
throughout the continental United States to include Alaska and Hawaii. He
was an avid hunter and up to the days preceeding his death he talked
about how he would love to be able to hunt again. Louie had a green thumb
and loved gardening and planting flowers. He was a prominent member of
The United Gospel Fellowship Church on Normandy road. He was a very
loving and giving individual whose compassion was felt by all that knew
him.

Louie is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marianne, two sons Mike and
David, one daughter Anita, six grandchildren, four great grandchildren,
one brother, Bob Pate, three sisters, Carolann Taylor, Dean Howard,
Connie Ployer and several nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, two brothers, Robert Tobitt,
Ernest Tobitt and one sister, Katherine Gold.

A celebration of Louie’s life with be held on Wednesday, October 14th at
6:30 pm and will be held at The United Gospel Fellowship Church in
Normandy, 1505 Normandy Road, Normandy, Tennessee 37360 with Bro. Tommy
Barrett officiating. All family and friends are welcome to attend to
celebrate Louie’s life.

For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St.
Jude’s Children’s Hospital, c/o St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000,
Dept. 142, Memphis, Tennessee 38101-9908.

Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.