Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Obituary - James "Jim" Tillman

Jim Tillman, age 84, passed away on June 24, 2022 in Scottsdale, Arizona. After a difficult couple of months, Dad died peacefully at dawn.

Jim Tillman was born September 18, 1937 in Clinton, Missouri as the oldest son of Carl and Margaret Tillman. Jim’s sister, Linda Wilson resides in Urich. 

Jim and his wife Elaine enjoyed moving back to Clinton in retirement where they were active in the community and at the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton. Jim was a volunteer with Hospice and the Senior Center and enjoyed singing in the church choir.

Jim and Elaine met at the University of Missouri and married shortly after graduation in 1959. Jim was an engineer with an active mind and warm heart. After serving as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army for four years, Jim enjoyed a 40-year career in the asphalt paving industry in several engineering and management roles, living in Aurora, Illinois and Santa Ana, California for many years. They have two children, Rob and Carol who currently reside in Scottsdale. While he loved returning to Clinton, Jim and Elaine moved to Scottsdale in 2021 to live closer to his children.

Jim is survived by his wife, Elaine, his sister Linda, daughter Carol, son Rob, daughter-in-law Jan and three granddaughters; Katie, Haley and Brooke.

Family and friends have appreciated the time we’ve had with Dad, and we know he is now at peace in heaven with our Lord.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home and are pending at this time.

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