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Bobby Joe Tiller, 94

Bobby Joe Tiller (Andrews Mortuary and Crematory)

WILMINGTON — Bobby J. Tiller of Wilmington, NC died June 6, 2024.

Bob was born in Anderson, SC on April 7, 1930, son of James Alexander Tiller and Clara Jane McCurley Tiller. He lived most of his childhood in Anderson County, SC and Hartwell County, GA, and served in the U.S. Navy from September 1948 through September 1952, based in Annapolis, MD, as an active war-time veteran during the Korean War. Bob was known for his gentle nature and kindness and was an active member of Trinity Reformed Orthodox Presbyterian Church and most recently Christ Community Church, both in Wilmington. He was also a member of the Lower Cape Fear Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

He is survived by his two beloved children, Alan D. Tiller and wife, Lorna Burris Tiller of Wilmington, and Amy Lynn Tiller of Wilmington; grandchildren, Amelia Tiller Williams and husband Richard Williams of Charleston, SC, Joseph Christopher Tiller and wife, Elisabeth Gamble Tiller of Peachtree City, GA, Emily Tiller Hunter and husband Paul Hunter of Wilmington, Alexander Lee Tiller and wife Hayley Tiller of Chatham, VA and Nicole Susannah Tiller of Wilmington, in addition to several great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his brothers, Eugene Tiller and wife Ardell of Struthers, OH, and Harold Tiller and wife, Hildegard of Sugar Hill, GA.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his mother and father, was his beloved wife, Helen Fowler Tiller of Washington DC, a son, Joseph Anthony Tiller and wife Theresa Pipkin Tiller of Commerce GA, a brother Isham Tiller of Anderson, SC, and two sisters, Ursula Tiller Finley of Travelers Rest, SC and Ellie Tiller Harper of Anderson, SC.

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