George A. “Sonny” Touhey

George A. “Sonny” Touhey, 93, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019, in his home with his family by his side.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m. at Marlow Heights Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Bunce officiating. Interment will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Sonny was born on August 14, 1925, in New York City, New York son of the late Joseph Touhey and Virgie Corder Touhey. He was a proud lifelong employee of the Viscose, FMC and Avtex retiring after many dedicated years. After retirement, Sonny worked an additional 20 years for the Avtex Superfund. He was a lifelong member of the Marlow Heights Baptist Church and a member the Bowling Green Country Club. Sonny was an avid golfer, avid fisherman and hunter and loved and enjoyed the outdoors. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. He was married to his beloved Thelma for 67 years until her passing in 2012.

Surviving are a son Roger Touhey and daughter-in-law Mary Langfitt Touhey of Front Royal; two grandsons Nathan Touhey of Front Royal and Matthew Touhey and wife Seancee of Alabaster, Alabama; one granddaughter Natalie Touhey-Long and husband Jason of Stephens City; and six great-grandchildren Bradley Wildridge Touhey, Savannah Long, Mikayla Touhey, Madison Touhey, Taylor Long and Avery Long.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family will receive friends on Friday, May 3 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Marlow Heights Baptist Church.

  4 comments for “George A. “Sonny” Touhey

  1. Michael Touhey
    May 1, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Rest in peace Uncle. You were there with us, brother Billy and I, in my childhood standing chest deep in the Shenandoah river pulling out the greatest haul of Perch that we could ever dream of. I remember going to the woods to shoot quail with you and sending your bird dog out to flush and fetch. Eating the roasted bird kill at the table with Thelma and all of us spitting out the bird shot that made it so much more believable. You are the most caring man and gentle man that I have known. I love you Uncle. Forever.

  2. Earl Cutlip
    May 2, 2019 at 1:44 am

    I worked with him at Viscose .No finer man ,craftsman and friend could be found .A very hard worker indeed –Earl Cutlip Strasburg

  3. Charlotte Turnmeyer
    May 3, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    My heart goes out to Roger and all the family. I adored Uncle Sonny and I know how much he will be missed. One of the things I loved most about him was that he told things as they were and said what he thought. You couldn’t find a more genuine person. I consider myself lucky to have known him. I know Buddy thought the world of him and was right there beside Aunt Thelma to welcome him into heaven. Rest in Peace Uncle Sonny as you soar with the angels.

  4. Linda Funk
    May 7, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Mary and Roger and family—so sorry for your loss. May his memory be eternal.

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