March 20, 1939 - March 18, 2021
Tillman – John “Johnny” Samuel Tillman, age 81, of Glen St. Mary, Florida went to his Heavenly Home on March 18, 2021 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside in Jacksonville, FL. Johnny was born in Colquitt County, Georgia on March 20, 1939 to the late Elzie Tillman and Armetta Jordan Tillman. He was raised in Norman Park, Georgia and graduated from Norman Park High School. As a child, Johnny enjoyed being outdoors on the farm with his father. After school, he worked at a tractor company in Moultrie, GA and found his love for the tractor industry. He relocated to Whitehouse, FL and started his longtime career at Superior Tractor Company in Jacksonville where he proudly served over 30 years until retiring in 2001. Johnny made Macclenny his home in 1975. He met the love of his life, Clarice Davis, in the early 90’s and happily married her on November 5, 1994. Johnny was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and friend. He enjoyed helping others and continued to repair tractors after his retirement. Johnny also enjoyed traveling the United States especially the Amish Country in Ohio. He loved vegetable gardening, camping, attending Manntown Congregational Holiness Church where he was a longtime member, and going on mission trips with his church family. More than anything, Johnny loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters; 4 brothers; granddaughter, Cortney Brooke Treece; and daughter-in-law, Jennie Hart. Johnny is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Clarice Davis Tillman of Glen St. Mary, FL; daughters, Debbie (Greg) Williford of Jacksonville, FL and Lynn (Randy) Rhoden of Macclenny, FL; step-children, Jason Hart of Glen St. Mary, FL and Mary Ellen (Billy) Thompson of Bryceville, FL; sisters, Ann Holden of Norman Park, FL and Linda Sauls of Omega, GA; granddaughter, Briann (Hunter) Bell; step grandchildren, Blake (Rae) Hart, Christi (Colin) Moore, Tucker Hart, and Maleah Jones; 4 great grandchildren; along with many extended family members, church family, and friends he loved dearly. A Celebration of Johnny’s Life will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 3:00 pm at Manntown Congregational Holiness Church with Pastor David Hodges officiating. Interment will follow at Manntown Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, March 22, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the church. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. TODD FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES, 250 North Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 (904)259-5700. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the family’s guest book.
Tillman – John “Johnny” Samuel Tillman, age 81, of Glen St. Mary, Florida went to his Heavenly Home on March 18, 2021 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside in Jacksonville, FL. Johnny was born in Colquitt County,... View Obituary & Service Information
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