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Darrell Wayne Tilson

Darryl Tilson 04 27 2016


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.

Condolences may be sent to the Tilson family online at

Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821