JEFFERSON - Walter Hodges Tonge, Jr., 71, died Wednesday, October 4, 2013, at his residence.
He was the son of Hilda Blackstock Tonge of Jefferson and the late, Walter H. Tonge, Sr. of Duluth. Mr. Tonge was a livestock farmer.
Survivors in addition to his mother, include an aunt, Martha Jo Blackstock, Jefferson; daughter, Suzy Perry (Kevin), Jefferson; son, Andy Tonge (Martha), Jefferson; grandchildren, Brooke Streetman, Kara Perry, Kadi Perry, Tan, TJ, and Drew Tonge, all of Jefferson; wife, Betty Tonge, Jefferson; half-sister, Margie Ross; half-brother, Bill Tonge; as well as many cousins and special friends.
He was cremated and a memorial service will be held Thursday, October 10, at 6 p.m. at Academy Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 5 to 6 prior to the service.
Little-Ward Funeral Home Commerce is in charge of arrangements.