Ellis Andrew Tunnell, better known as 'Andy' to family and friends, passed away September 30, 2012 in Blythe. He was 61. Andy was born July 26, 1951 in Pomona, California to Roszella and Earl Tunnell. He worked as a tow truck driver for the 76 Gas Station for 7 years before injuries enabled him to keep working. Andy loved to fish and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. On July 21, 2001 he married his love, Patricia, and they spent the last 11 years doing everything together. Andy will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Tunnell of Blythe; his children, Angela of Phoenix, AZ, Rosetta Miller and Cathy Perez of Blythe, Robert Tunnell of Oregon, Brian Taylor of Florida, Jessie Pettit of Missouri and James Taylor of Blythe; 18 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 4th from 4-8:00 pm at Frye Chapel and funeral service will be Friday, Oct. 5th at 10:00 am at the Pentecostal Church of God at 247 N. Solano, followed by burial at Palo Verde Cemetery in Blythe, CA.