Thomas Neal Tillman

July 8, 1933 ~ August 13, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Thomas Tillman Obituary


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Thomas Neal Tillman

July 8, 1933 — August 13, 2023



San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery

32053 W. McCabe, Santa Nella, California



Thomas Neal Tillman was born July 8, 1933 in Haleyville, Alabama and died on August 13, 2023 in Fresno, California. Coming from a tough impoverished childhood, he became a private airplane pilot, Korean War combat veteran, algebra teacher, insurance agent, and a cotton gin superintendent. He was a man who remained calm under pressure, was generous and willing to help or lend a hand to others. He saw and experienced a lot and had worn many hats throughout a long and storied life. An alumnus of the University of Alabama where he played football, he went on to live and work in Georgia, in Nevada, then finally settling in California where he would live the majority of his life until his passing. Thomas was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Whether causal acquaintance, colleague, friend, or family he will be missed and fondly remembered by many. Godspeed Thomas, after 90 years, 1 month, and 5 days your incredible journey here has come to a close. 'Till we meet again. Rest in Peace.


As Thomas entered into ETERNAL LIFE, he was welcomed home by his

Father:  Neal Little Tillman

Mother:  Juanita Clark Tillman

Brother:  Bobby Joe Tillman



Wife:  Virginia Tillman

Son:  Tom Tillman, Jr.

Daughter and Son-In-Law:  Carole and John Taipalus

Daughter and Son-In-Law:  Teresa and Michael Fowler

Son:  John Tillman

Daughter and Son-In-Law:  Janet and Bobby Martin

Granddaughter:  Amy

Granddaughter:  Becky

Granddaughter:  Melissa

Grandson:  Timmothy

Granddaughter:  Leann

Granddaughter:  Rebecca

Grandson:  Jakob

Granddaughter:  Ruby

Granddaughter:  Lillian

Granddaughter:  Adelyn

Grandson:  Tristan

Granddaughter:  Mary

Granddaughter:  Theresa

Grandson:  Blaise

Great Grandchildren:  Numerous

Brother and Sister-In-Law:  Tolbert and Edith Tillman

Sister-In-Law:  Daira Tillman



Life is eternal;

and love is immortal;

and death is only a horizon;

and a horizon is nothing

save the limit of our sight.

Charles Caleb Colton



“May God touch you

with His healing hand

and give you the peace and comfort

you need to get through.”




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