ROSWELL Tillman C. Jennings was born to the Tillman and Lila (Carter) Jennings on Jan. 28, 1926, in Winters, Texas. He passed from his earthly life surround by family at his home in Roswell, N.M., on July 23, 2013, at the age of 87 years old. Left to cherish many happy memories are his wife, Neta; daughter Judy (Gary) Richburg of Roswell, N.M.; sons Rick (Dawn) Jennings of Euless, Texas, Kim (Polly) Mosley of Rockwell, Texas, and Joe (Gayle) Sheppard of Grapevine, Texas; his grandchildren, Tisha (Matt) Volquardsen and their daughter, Brittany (Travis) Smith and son Nick Volquardsen of Roswell, Jason (Rachel) Richburg and their daughters, Jada and Paisley of Houston, Amber (Jedd) Fisch and daughters Zaylee, Ashlee and Kendall of Jacksonville, Fla., Rick (Amanda) Jennings and their son, Tripp, of Fort Worth, Texas, Aaron (Bryan) Bailey and children Alexandria and Christopher of Altus, Okla., Leann (Anthony) Brown of Round Rock, Texas, and Tiffany (Bryan) Dosher and children Mathew, Cheyanne, Brody and Brycen of Roswell, N.M. Also great-great-grandsons, Tate Smith and his brother, who is expected to arrive in September. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tillman and Lila; sons Monty Jennings and Kendal Mosley; and sisters Mary Lou Beard and Betty Ray Horton. Tillman started working at the age of 12 years, shining shoes for Tab Hatlers Barber Shop in Winters, Texas. He attended barber school when he was 16 years old in Fort Worth, Texas. At age 17 years, his mom signed for him to join the United States Navy. He was assigned to the USS Corregidor as the ship's barber and the gunners' assistant. Tillman moved to San Angelo after being discharged from the Navy and owned and operated the Village Barber Shop for 54 years. He provided service for many families for four generations. Tillman was past president of the Westside Lion's Club in San Angelo, where he was active for many years. He was a Melvin Jones recipient. Tillman and Neta loved to travel with friends and family. They attended many of the USS Corregidor reunions, class reunions, Lions Club International Conventions and continued to visit those friends through the years. A visitation for family and friends will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, with service following at 2 p.m. in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel in San Angelo, Texas. Minister Frank Berthold will officiate. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Texas Lions Camp, P.O. Box 290247, Kerrville, TX 78029. Services are under the personal directions of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel in Roswell, N.M. The family invites you to leave a message or memory at lagronefuneralchapels.com.
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Published in GoSanAngelo from July 26 to July 27, 2013