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James C. (Jim) Tillman, Jr., age 76, of Fayetteville passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Jim was born on April 17, 1941, in LaGrange, GA, to the late James C. Tillman, Sr. and Floy Gore Tillman. He was a high school graduate of Georgia Military College, a college graduate of Georgia Tech, and he earned a Masters Degree from the University of Southern California. After serving five years in the Air Force as a B-52 pilot, he became a pilot for Delta Air Lines and retired as a captain after more than 28 years. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Gayel Caraway Tillman; daughter, Karol Tillman; son, Brett (April) Tillman, and son, Russell (Michele) Tillman. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Shane (Philip) Kent, Lenox Tillman, Hannah Tillman, Joshua Tillman, Marissa Tillman, Chandler Tillman; and two great-grandchildren, Dylan Duke and Miles Kent. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on December 16, 2017 at Legacy Christian Church, 1150 Rockaway Rd, Senoia, GA, with Pastor Roy Roberson officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM on Friday evening, December 15, 2017 at Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Crossroads Hope Academy www.crossroadspg.org, a forever home and charter school for lost boys ages 12-18 who have been failed by the foster care system and which Jim personally and financially supported.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville www.mowellfuneralhome.com
Published on December 4, 2017
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