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Ricky Wayne Tilson

Ricky Wayne Tilson, age 47, 280 Ralph Edwards Road, Erwin, passed away Friday, September 20, 2014 at his residence. He was the son of Gary and Jud y Tilson of Erwin and was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County. Mr. Tilson was a former employee of Bush Hog where he worked as Supervisor of the assembly. He was a member of the Limestone Cove United Methodist Church.

Other than his parents, he is survived by a son Joshua Tilson of Unicoi; one brother, Daniel Tilson and one sister, Samantha Barnett and husband, Terry, all of Erwin.

Memorial service for Mr. Tilson will be held at 8:00 P. M. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, from the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends for two hours prior to the service. Reverend Homer Tweed will officiate. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler.

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Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Tilson family. (423) 743-1380.