Jimmy Ray Tilson, 61, of Charleston, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011, in a Chattanooga health care facility.
He was a loving father, grandfather, and brother. He will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sheryl Dixon Tilson; daughter, Misty Michelle Tilson; parents: Robert and Ethel Ownbey Tilson; two brothers: Tony J. Tilson and Blaine Lee Tilson; and one sister, Margaret Ogle.
Survivors include two daughters: Alexis Clowers (Debron) of Riceville and Samantha Schichtel (Barratt) of Cleveland; four grandchildren: Madilyn Goodwin, Reese Goodwin, Lola Schichtel, and Kenzie Clowers; one brother, Robert Tilson Jr.; six sisters: Marie Vance, Myrtle Ogle, Betty Ogle, Barbara Presley, Beverly Samples and Mary Latham; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral will be held Monday, July 18, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Grissom Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Watkins officiating.
Interment will follow in Calhoun First Baptist Church Cemetery with Debron Clowers, John Zanker, Corey Hood, Randy Rapier, Austin Presley, and Larry Latham serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends today, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home.
To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.grissomfh.net.