Obituary: Lamar Tillery

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Lamar Tillery, 71, of Columbia, died Thursday, June 17, 2010, at his home in Columbia.

Mr. Tillery was born in Vinemont, Ala. and was a son of the late Sharon William and Iola Virginia DeMonia Tillery. He served in the United States Air Force, was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and was a member of the Baptist Church. In 1994, Mr. Tillery retired after more than 30 years as a Greyhound bus driver. During his years with Greyhound, he received many awards including the 30-year safe driving award. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wendy Chance who died in March 2009.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Tillery of Columbia; daughter, Kathy Leonard of Chapel Hill; son, Brant (Cydni) Tillery of Tulsa, Okla.; son-in-law, Tim Chance of Columbia; sister, Connie (Don) Sykes of Vinemont, Ala.; grandchildren, Brittany Hargrove, Dane Leonard and Blake Leonard, all of Chapel Hill, Anna Kate, Jackson and Caroline Chance, all of Columbia, and Sayre, Sutherlin and Sheridian Tillery, all of Tulsa; great-grandchild, Cait Hargrove; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 21, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Bill Preston officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Compassus, 1412 Trotwood Avenue, Suite 5, Columbia, TN 38401.