Mr. Charles Franklin Tillman Jr. passed into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, November 9,022, at his home in Florence. He was 79 years old. The family will receive friends for visitation on Friday, November 11th from 5:00 –8:00 p.m. at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence and again, on Saturday, November 12th form 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at Briar Hill Baptist Church with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at Briar Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Tillman was born September 24, 1943, to the late Charles Franklin, Sr. and Lula Mae Tillman in Jackson. He was retired from Bell South where he was a power technician for 31 years. He was very proud of his Masonic Lodge and the roles he took on. He served as Lodge Master on 2 separate occasions at the Florence location and was a past Potentate at Wahabi Shriners. He was a true public servant, he served as Constable for Rankin County for 6 terms. He was also currently serving as President and CEO of the Monterey Water Association. He loved to fish and being outdoors.
Along with his father, he is preceded in death by his son, Lawrence “Danny” Tillman. He is survived by his mother, Lula Tillman Glaze of Florence; wife of 59 years, Mrs. Mary “Jo” Tillman and son, Charles Tillman III (Danette) of Florence; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Tillman of Florence; grandchildren, Emma Grace Tillman, Adylyn Brooke Tillman, Amanda Holman (PJ), Ashley Henry, Annalee Tillman and Amber Henry; great grandsons, Jayce, Brae and Ridley Holman: stepbrother, Lamar Glaze (Juanice) of Hattiesburg, MS: and one niece and two nephews.