BOLIVAR -- Walter Junior Tilley, 71, died March 13, 2012, at his home.
Born Aug. 6, 1940, in Bloomfield, to the the late Walter Tilley and Lydia Lucresia Elledge Vonruedgisch, he had lived most of his life in Bloomfield where he attended the First General Baptist Church and was a member of the Bloomfield Masonic Lodge 153 and the Bloomfield American Legion. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he had worked as a salesman for Haque Quality Water Conditioning.
On June 26, 1966, in Idalia, he married Nancy Gaines who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Tilely and Hui-Ling Chan of Fayette and David and Kim Tilley of Bolivar; and four grandchildren, Jaren Tilley, Jaeli Tilley, Lydia Tilley and Sophia Tilley.
Visitation is scheduled from noon until time of memorial services at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. Kevin Eskew of Bloomfield officiating.
Online condolences may be sent at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com.