December 26, 1948 - March 8, 2021
Tillman – James Michael “Mitch” Tillman, Sr., age 72, of Lawtey, Florida passed away on March 8, 2021 at his residence with his loving family by his side. Mitch was born in Richland County, South Carolina on December 26, 1948 to the James Monroe Tillman and Lula Agnes Griffis Tillman. Mitch was raised on a farm in Raiford until moving to Lawtey as a young adult. He resided in Lawtey most of his life but traveled the United States for work opportunities. As a teenager, Mitch learned the craft of carpentry and knew that was going to be his career path. He was a dedicated Carpenter for many years working for various companies, retiring from Adams Interior Contractors, INC in 2016. More than anything, Mitch was most passionate about his family who he loved dearly. He had a calling to be a father and grandfather and truly enjoyed all his children. Mitch also enjoyed hunting and fishing in his free time. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Donnie Stenson and Leon Tillman. James is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie Jo Keezer Tillman of Lawtey, FL; children, Tina Michelle Tillman of Arkansas, James Michael (Elizabeth Marlene) Tillman, Jr. of Lawtey, FL, Harold Gene (Tina) Sharp and Virginia Coralee Owens both of Macclenny, FL, Joanna Bramlitt of Lawtey, FL, Jamie Grubaugh Dennis (Kim) Grubaugh of Decatur, AL, Tobi Pennington of Paducah, KY, T.J. (Courtney Shuford) Tillman of Lawtey, FL, Bonnie (Scott Mccaw) Tillman of Raiford, and Kenny Tillman of Lawtey, FL; brothers, Robert Tillman and Lamar Tillman both of Gainesville, FL; sisters, June (Wayne) Crews of Starke, FL, Dee Nieman of Virginia, and Paulette Sather of Texas; 26 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. A Celebration of Mitch’s Life will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 3:00 PM at Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel with Pastor Randall Griffis, Sr. officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke, Fl. 904-964-5757. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the family’s guest book.
Tillman – James Michael “Mitch” Tillman, Sr., age 72, of Lawtey, Florida passed away on March 8, 2021 at his residence with his loving family by his side. Mitch was born in Richland County, South Carolina on December 26, 1948... View Obituary & Service Information
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