Robert Leroy Tillson

Born: Mon., Feb. 16, 1925
Died: Mon., Apr. 2, 2018


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 05, 2018
Location: Thomas

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Fri., Apr. 06, 2018
Location: Thomas

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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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Alan Cummings
   Posted Tue April 03, 2018
Wanted to offer my condolence. It was an honor to work with Bob while I was working at Wayne County Coop in Lynn. Enjoyed conversations with him, including the time i pulled in his driveway with the tender truck and tried to back out taking out the phone service for one of his phones. He just called in in on the other.

God Bless you all.

Alan Cummings

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