Service Held for Singer-Songwriter Wesley Tuttle

A memorial service for Western Music Hall of Fame member Wesley Tuttle was held Sunday (Oct. 5) in San Fernando, Calif. Tuttle, 85, died Sept. 29 of heart failure. As a Capitol recording artist, his 1945 recording of “With Tears in My Eyes” was No. 1 for four weeks on Billboard’s country singles chart. His other hits in the ’40s include “Detour,” “I Wish I Had Never Met Sunshine” and “Tho’ I Tried (I Can’t Forget You).” Tuttle sang in cowboy movies during the ’40s, sharing the screen with Capitol labelmate Tex Ritter and others. His film career also included voice-over work as one of the dwarfs in Walt Disney’s classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In Los Angeles, Tuttle made frequent appearances on several of the first country music television shows, including Town Hall Party. 10/06/03