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Chris J. Tottle

St. Petersburg, Florida

December 27, 1959 - June 20, 2023

Chris J. Tottle Obituary

Chris J. Tottle was born to eternal life on June 20th, 2023 at the age of 63, in his hometown of Largo, Florida.



Chis was born December 27th, 1959, in Trumbull, Connecticut. He was the 8th of 12 children born to Gilbert and Virginia Tottle. He moved to Florida with his family on September 27th 1972, and attended Clearwater High School where he met his wife of 35 years. He held many titles in his life, from artist to entrepreneur, but the two roles he cherished above all, were Father, and Brother. Chris loved spending time with his family, helping his loved ones with household projects, and sharing his lifelong passion for Jazz.



Chris joins many loved ones that went before him including his parents, brother Peter, oldest son Austin, brother in law, Norman Balthasar, and niece Elizabeth Eunson. Left with decades of fond and colorful memories, he is survived by his wife Denise; his children, Brittney Tottle, Brandy (Gregory McClimins), and Derick Tottle; two grandchildren Gregory and Blakey; his extended family of 10 brothers and sisters, Susan Balthasar, David and Sandy Tottle, Jill and Dennis Enos, Rev Gregg Tottle, Anne and Pete Eunson, Ellen Rivenbark and Jeff Haas, Gilbert Tottle and Lilian Eshem, Meg and Tom King, Katie and George Brogan, Peachy and Louis DeSio, and 40+ nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. All held him in the highest regard and loved him dearly. He was truly the life of the party and his laughter and smile will be greatly missed.



Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 26th, at 11am at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 2281 State Road 580 Clearwater, Florida 33763. A reception honoring Chris’ life will follow in the Cenacle. Rev. Gregg Tottle, Chris’ brother, will officiate. There will be a private visitation from 10am - 10:45 prior to service for family and close friends.



In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Chris’ honor to Amanda’s Closet or St Joseph’s Cancer Center. Amanda’s Closet is part of The Kimberly Home, 1181 NE Cleveland St Clearwater, FL 33755, and provides a boutique-like shopping and salon experience for pregnant mothers in need. It founded by Chris’s family in memory of his late niece. If you would like to donate to the funeral funds, a card box will be at the service and reception.





To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Chris J. Tottle hosted by Brett Funeral Home.

Chris J. Tottle was born to eternal life on June 20th, 2023 at the age of 63, in his hometown of Largo, Florida.



Chis was born December 27th, 1959, in Trumbull, Connecticut. He was the 8th of 12 children born to Gilbert and Virginia Tottle. He moved to Florida with his family on September 27th 1972, and attended Clearwater High School where he met his wife of 35 years. He held many titles in his life, from artist to entrepreneur, but the two roles he cherished above all, were Father, and Brother. Chris loved spending time with his family, helping his loved ones with household projects, and sharing his lifelong passion for Jazz.



Chris joins many loved ones that went before him including his parents, brother Peter, oldest son Austin, brother in law, Norman Balthasar, and niece Elizabeth Eunson. Left with decades of fond and colorful memories, he is survived by his wife Denise; his children, Brittney Tottle, Brandy (Gregory McClimins), and Derick Tottle; two grandchildren Gregory and Blakey; his extended family of 10 brothers and sisters, Susan Balthasar, David and Sandy Tottle, Jill and Dennis Enos, Rev Gregg Tottle, Anne and Pete Eunson, Ellen Rivenbark and Jeff Haas, Gilbert Tottle and Lilian Eshem, Meg and Tom King, Katie and George Brogan, Peachy and Louis DeSio, and 40+ nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. All held him in the highest regard and loved him dearly. He was truly the life of the party and his laughter and smile will be greatly missed.



Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 26th, at 11am at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 2281 State Road 580 Clearwater, Florida 33763. A reception honoring Chris’ life will follow in the Cenacle. Rev. Gregg Tottle, Chris’ brother, will officiate. There will be a private visitation from 10am - 10:45 prior to service for family and close friends.



In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Chris’ honor to Amanda’s Closet or St Joseph’s Cancer Center. Amanda’s Closet is part of The Kimberly Home, 1181 NE Cleveland St Clearwater, FL 33755, and provides a boutique-like shopping and salon experience for pregnant mothers in need. It founded by Chris’s family in memory of his late niece. If you would like to donate to the funeral funds, a card box will be at the service and reception.





To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Chris J. Tottle hosted by Brett Funeral Home.

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