Mr. Darrell Wayne Tilson, age 67, Jonesborough, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mr. Tilson was born in Unicoi and son of Helen R. Tilson, Erwin and the late Clarence Tilson.
He was a member of New Victory Baptist Church where he had served as Trustee, Sunday School Teacher, Youth Director and Van Ministry Director. Wayne enjoyed participating with “Get Real Ministries” on various mission trips. He was a good Christian man who loved the Lord and his family.
He was a United States Air Force Veteran having served during Vietnam Conflict in Korea.
Mr. Tilson retired from the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center after 35 years of service.
He was an avid Bass fisherman and gardener. He was a loyal supporter of his children and grandchildren, who were his pride and joy. He enjoyed farming and building relations with friends and customers while working for Larry Thompson Farms and selling strawberries on West Market Street.
In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife of 39 years, Wanda McCurry Tilson, Jonesborough; children, Richard Tilson (Angie), Tony Tilson (Lee), Sandy Forbes (Bryan) and Mike Tilson (Whitney); grandchildren, Caleb Tilson, Ben Tilson, Rachel Tilson, Whitnee Tilson, Jake Tilson, Ashley Forbes, Justyn Forbes, Leland Tilson and Nolan Tilson.
The family would like to thank Amedisys Home Health and Hospice for the loving care provided to Wayne.
Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 pm Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Parker Street, Rev. Darrell Wayne Slagle and Chaplain Karl Gasser officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Wednesday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted 11:00 am Thursday, April 28, 2016 at New Victory Baptist Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be sons and grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Ramsey, Jerel Ramsey, Harold Ramsey, Jim Ramsey, Larry Thompson, Sr., Jim Tipton, John Wilson, Robert Chatman and Bill McCrary.
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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
||GENE O EDWARDS
|Gene Edwards Almost Heart stopping to learn of the passing of a long time friend, Knowing he is with the father and hurts no more is a comforting thought, and knowing he is now home! A special request from above as i know Wayne would have it,that you not be of sorrow and hurt, but rejoyce in knowing he is by ones who have went before and wating on him!And they will be witing on us whom is left behind !,,,,Asking for the pain and hurt,being cimfort that is sent from above and his strength be in you all of the Family for the divine presents be among you !|
||Bobby, Katelyn and Rebecca Oliver
|We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Even though we all know how happy and glorious Wayne is with God now, it still hurts for the loved ones left behind. We're praying for you all in the days to come. |
|We are all thinking of you and praying for peace and strength at this difficult time. If I don't get there tonight please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Mr. Tilson will be greatly missed and that is a tribute to his dedication to Christ, his family and his friends. His obituary describes a life well lived. God bless you all.|
||Becky Chase King
|Dear Wanda and Aunt Helen, I just received the news
about Wayne. I am so sorry for your loss, may God
give all the family strength and comfort at this sad
time, as my heart hurts too. You all are in my
thoughts and prayers.
I am in Oregon at this time and will not be able to
attend the service,just know I am thinking of
everyone and sending love and hugs.|
||Stephanie and Toby Presnell
|We are sorry for your loss and have your
family in our thoughts and prayers. |
|Wanda; our deepest sympathy for you & family for the loss of Wayne ,while we are so sorry for your pain ,we can rejoice that He is at home with JESUS, may God grant you peace & rest
Melvin& Ruth Story|
|Wayne was such a great man. I am so sorry for the
family. May God be with you all threw this trying
||Lisa Kaye Ramsey
|Wayne touched our lives in a special way filled with Love and
Care. He was always so kind and never had a bad word for
anybody. He was definitely a spiritual man and I truly believe
our Dear Lord has Welcomed him home with open arms. I
am thankful for the time that God blessed us with such a
wonderful cousin! May he continue to watch over and comfort
his family during this difficult time.
||Janet (Ramsey) Martini
|Wayne is such an amazing Man of GOD and my life is truly blessed to have had him in it!! I say is because he still is, just not here with us, but in his new Heavenly Home. I love you all so much and I pray that GOD will hold you and comfort you as only he can. The LORD's Holy Spirit inspired a poem in me that I pray you get some kind of comfort from.
“My Love is always with you”
I know your heart is breaking
and you will miss me very much.
If it were possible for me
I would always keep in touch.
My life is not over,
It is just transformed
and I am so very happy
in the presence of our Lord.
I know the pain of grieving.
I have felt it many times
when someone you love dearly
is no longer in this life.
I ask that you not grieve for me,
just fill your heart with Love.
In your memories see me free
in my Heavenly home above.
Show that love to all you know
so they can see the peace
in knowing that when you go
you will be reunited with me.
Our Lord Jesus made the way
and He took us as his own.
He walks and talks with me today
in our awesome Heavenly home.
I Love you more than words can say.
I cherish all we shared together.
We will be together again one day
and then it will be forever.
Janet C. Martini
|My thoughts and prayers go to your family. May God give you comfort in all you are going through.|
|Wanda, I am so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. He fought a long and hard battle with the cancer, but now he is in the arms of Jesus and no more pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you, his mother, your children and your grandchildren. May God be with all of you in this time of sorrow. |
||Mr & Mrs Randall Salts, Mr & Mrs Jake Gross
| The Tilson Family
We was sorry to read about Mr Tilson he was always so nice to us. Your all in our thoughts and prayer's during this time if we can do anything let us know
Randall, Deadra, Katelyn Salts
& Jake & Elizabeth Gross |
||Steven & Dawn Bailey
|We were honored to have known him. We feel for your loss at
this time. Our prayers are with you and your family.|
||Jo Ann Holley
|Wanda, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts
and prayers. |
||Danny and Kelly Edens
|Wanda and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Wayne was an
extraordinary man and will be missed! We know that
your loss is truly Heaven's gain. We love you all
and are keeping you lifted in our prayers.
|Sandy you and your family are in my thoughts and
prayers. With deepest sympathy. |