Obituary of Carl George Tosh
Carl George Tosh, of Othello, passed away at home on July 21st after a long illness. He was born in Batesville, Arkansas to Viola and Nathan Tosh and had one sister and three brothers. At 17, he and a friend moved to Washington for work, eventually settling in Othello. One night at the Tastee Freeze he met a cute girl at the drive thru and asked her for “Two Cokes and a date to go”. It took a few trys before she agreed and they were married three years later.
Carl loved his family, Pepsi, sweets, rodeos, and watching westerns - John Wayne movies were his favorite. He was a past member of the Othello Rodeo Association and Sheriff’s Posse and until his illness was rarely seen without a large belt buckle, cowboy boots and a cowboy hat. He always said he was “195 pounds of twisted steel and sex appeal”.
He had a large collection of knives and guns and passed this interest on to his sons and several of his grandchildren and enjoyed target shooting with them. He planted a garden every year but couldn’t grow a good melon, although he kept trying. Carl adored his grand-children and great-grandchild and spent many hours with them at the beach, throwing a baseball in the backyard, or playing card games (there are rumors that he cheated on occasion…)
He was a prankster, a truth stretcher and a fireworks lover and will be greatly missed.
Carl is survived by his wife LeAnn Palmer Tosh; daughter Cindy (Richard) Colley; son Dan (Denice) Tosh; son Jeff (Tonja) Tosh; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by both of his parents, two brothers, sister and numerous in-laws.
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