Mr. Tillett was a retired Lumber Inspector and Grader with Cumberland Lumber & Manufacturing, Inc. in McMinnville, TN. He also worked for ten years after his retirement as a Greeter at Wal-Mart in Manchester and was a member of the White Oak Grove Church of God.
He will be fondly remembered as one who loved his family and friends, and enjoyed his work, sports and antiques.
He was preceded in death by his parents, the late Clarence H. Tillett and Winnie D. Darnell Tillett.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary E. Stevens Tillett of Manchester, TN; daughters, Deborah A. Wiser and her husband Ronnie of Hillsboro, TN and Sharon K. Arnold and her husband Ricky of Hillsboro, TN; a brother, Sidney Rayburn of Portland, Oregon; two grandchildren, Chad Ross Dickens and his wife Emily of Winchester, TN and Jimmy R. Dickens of Memphis, TN; one great-grandchild, Dakoya Ross Dickens; special friend, David Ferrell of Manchester, TN; and a host of friends.
Visitation with the family will be on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m.
The Funeral Service will be conducted on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Reverend Spencer VanOrder officiating.
Burial will follow at the Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in McMinnville, TN.
Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME in Manchester, TN.