Mr. Tilmon had served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era, was a truck driver and a member of the Bernie First Assembly of God.
He was united in marriage to Paula Allen on February 28, 1970 in St. Louis.
Survivors include his wife, Paula Tilmon of Bernie; two brothers, Lester Morgan of Muskoge, Okla., and Henry Tilmon of Bernie; also several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death other than by his parents by three brothers, John Tilmon, Vernon Morgan and Ervin Morgan; two sisters, Lillie Ward and Daisey Ward.
Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2009.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon, April 24, 2009 starting at 2 p.m. with Rev. Kent Kassinger officiating.
Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery with full military honors.