OZARK…. Mr. Mike W. Tillotson, a resident of Ozark, died Wednesday afternoon, January 9, 2019 in a Dothan hospital. He was 65.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in the Earl Bankston Memorial Chapel with Pastor Greg Doss and Reverend Titus Cummings officiating.
Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 10 Glendale Pkwy. NE, South Tower, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30328.
Mr. Tillotson, son of the late George Elmer Tillotson and Betty Louise Wills Tillotson, was born in Hayward, CA and grew up in San Leandro, CA. He formerly lived in Southern, California,
Utah, and Arizona before returning to California in 1985. Mr. Tillotson moved to Ozark in November 2018. He attended and was active in the Shelter Cove Community Church in Modesto, CA
and was affiliated with Ozark First Assembly of God Church. Mr. Tillotson was retired from Honey’s Air and Solar in Modesto, CA. He was a big fan of the Oakland Raiders, and loved classic cars. He was known for his skills as a handyman. Mike could often be found wearing one of his numerous Hawaiian shirts and his favorite page boy cap.
Surviving relatives include his wife of thirty years, Helen Tillotson, Ozark; four children, Paul Tillotson (Erin), Chattanooga, TN; Lisa Tillotson Bigler (Eric), Murray, UT; Colleen Stephansen
(Greg), Modesto, CA and Cathy Sayers, Mays Landing, NJ; his sister, Marianne Powell (Dennis), Ozark; four brothers, Bernie Tillotson (Patty), Arnold, CA; Mark Tillotson(Lisa), Lodi, CA;
Bruce Tillotson (Nancy), Vacaville, CA and Brent Tillotson (Tina), Arvada, CO; nine grandchildren, Jourdan Sayers, Derek Stephansen, Emma Stephansen, Jenna Sayers, Trey Sayers,
Hannah Stephansen, Brie Tillotson, Megan Tillotson, and Anna Bigler; numerous nieces, nephews including a special niece, Danika Powell and other relatives also survive.
We were so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. All our love and prayers are with you and your family. Love you Helen
Ken and CarolynMission Viejo, CA
I am so sorry to hear that Mike has passed you were just starting your new adventure together. Find peace in how much he loved you. He will be missed, you are both in my prayers and thoughts. Love you
Ann DoyleElk Grove, CA
We are so sorry to hear about Mike we only were neighbors since 2011 and shared stories and a beer or two. We missed you when you moved to Osark, but knowing we’ll have to wait to see him again in Heaven makes the pain a little better. God Bless you and Helen
Randy and Valorie MurphyRiverbank, CA
Our thoughts are with you Helen and family at this time. Many great memories of Mike during my childhood
Bruce and Jenn SmithVacaville, CA
My heartfelt sympathy
Sandy TillotsonDixon, CA
Sending many prayers for you all and my deepest condolences.
Cecilia NethModesto, CA
I am devastated with Mike’s passing. Not expected, the two of you had it going, so disheartened to hear of your loss. If I can help with something, please let me know.
Growing up, Mike was my friend. The best!
My prays are with you and Mike.
Jim PlanteSANTA CLARA, CA
Mike will be missed by all that knew him. Sad for our families loss, I am Helen’s half brother Bill.
Bill McIllwainHenderson, NV
Mike, we lost touch after you left Utah, by my fondest memories of you are you holding your children and your contagious smile. Your final journey is almost complete, and I give my sincerest condolences to your family who are grieving and have a heavy heart.
Lesley CasarilSouth Jordan, UT
Helen..We are so very sorry to hear about Mike. He was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. We are here for you if you ever need anything. We love you with all of our hearts. God speed.
Dave & Sue SilvaSan Leandro, CA
We send our love Helen, Mike was a gem and he will be missed by so many...
Pete and Tamara LittmannModesto, CA
Prayers for all his loved ones for comfort & a hug & lots of love. Mike I know your rejoicing in heaven. May you ready in peace.
James & Susie EsquivelRipon, CA
I am praying for you all. I send my deepest condolences. Love you all dearly..
Trish Jackson and familyClopton, AL
Mike was a wonderful, kind man. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved his family greatly. He will be missed by many, including me.
Robin Hart-MizeLinthicum Heights, MD
You will be missed.
Paul TillotsonChattanooga, TN