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Robert Leroy Tillson

February 16, 1925 ~ April 2, 2018 (age 93)

Robert Leroy Tillson, 93, of Spartanburg, IN passed away Monday morning, April 2, 2018 at Summer’s Pointe of Winchester, IN. He was born February 16, 1925 in Spartanburg, IN the son of Herschel C. and Sylvia Mabel (Green) Tillson. He was a 1943 graduate of Spartanburg High School and honorably served in the US Army 69th Infantry Division during WWII.

Bob was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of Spartanburg United Methodist Church, Farm Bureau and had served on the board of directors for Wayne County R.E.M.C. Bob served as Sunday School Superintendent and church treasurer for several years at Bartonia United Methodist Church.

He leaves to cherish his memory a son, Darrell Tillson (Pat) of Union City, IN; two daughters, Carolyn Kruckeberg (David) of Greenville, OH and Sharon Myers (Dave) of Troy, OH; a sister, Marilyn Mills (husband, Max) of Union City; a brother-in-law, Keith Peters of Richmond, IN; seven grandchildren, Andy Tillson (Alix), Amy Trent (Tyler), Eric Myers (Jenn), Stephanie Laycox (David), Michael Myers (Dustin), Aaron Kruckeberg (Ashley Hutchins) and Amber Short (Brent); 14 great grandchildren; and 6 step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a loving wife, Marjorie; a brother, Bill Tillson; and a sister, Martha Peters.

A service to celebrate Bob’s life will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 6, 2018 at Wilson Shook Funeral Home, Thomas Memorial Chapel of Lynn, IN. Burial will follow at Spartanburg Cemetery. Family and friends may gather to share and remember from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5th at the funeral home. The family would like to offer a sincere thank you to the staff of Summer’s Pointe and State of the Heart Hospice for their continued care, compassion and support. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at

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