James Hardy “Bill” Tillman

Published 3:03 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Mr. James Hardy “Bill” Tillman, 90, of Andalusia passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2023.

Funeral services for Mr. Tillman were held Sunday, Jan. 15, 2 p.m., at Foreman Funeral Home with Brother Nathan Daniels officiating and interment following at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was Sunday from 12:30 until 2 p.m. at Foreman Funeral Home.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara G. Mikel (Dwight), Elizabeth T. Wilkes (Buddy); his son and daughter-in-law, James “Bill” H. Tillman Jr. (Sherry); his grandchildren, Brittany Daniel, Rebekah Lollar, Abby Rogoski, Mary Beth Sullivan, Sarah Anne Erickson, Rachel Wilson, James Tillman III, John Tillman, Meredith Flatt and 19 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Tillman; his parents, Marvin and Exie Tillman; five sisters; and one brother.

A veteran, his Army National Guard unit was mobilized when he was a senior in high school at Straughn for the Korean Conflict, causing him and several more to miss the last half of their senior year. After his service, he attended and graduated from Troy University. He had a long career as a plant manager at the Alatex shirt factory in Andalusia. Always active in church activities, he was past Chairman of the Deacons at Bethany Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Civitan Club in Andalusia for 64 years. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Pallbearers were James Tillman III, John Tillman, Gerald Tillman, Gary Wood, Rex Jones, and Steven Rogoski.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to The Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery Fund at www.bethanyandalusia.com in memory of Mr. James Hardy “Bill” Tillman.

Family and friends may sign the online register at www.foremanfuneralhome.com.