Todd Y. Tillman
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Shreveport, LA - Todd Y. Tillman, 96, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at Osborn Funeral Home Chapel, officiating will be Ray Boswell. Interment will be at Forest Park Cemetery on St. Vincent Ave., with military graveside rites.
Todd Yarbrough Tillman was born in Bossier City, Louisiana on August 12, 1916. His Grandfather was T.M. Yarbrough, the third mayor of the Village of Bossier.
In 1937, he married Alma Rae Erskine. They had three children. Todd served active duty in the Army during WWII.
He and Rae were dedicated members of Highland and First Baptist Church. Todd was a Deacon Emeritus.
Todd was a partner in Tillman Auto Parts. He was also a respected educator. Todd received degrees from East Tennessee State University and the University of Florida. While at East Tennessee State University he was the director of the College of Business and Marketing. He also served as Acting Dean of the College of Business and was the Assistant to the Chancellor.
Todd Tillman was an absolute gentleman and a fine representation of his Heavenly Father. His family will miss him but rejoice that he is with his Creator.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Rae Erskine Tillman; parents, Andrew D. and Trueheart Yarbrough Tillman; and brothers, Edwin, A. D., Cecil and Jack Tillman.
He is survived by two daughters, Annette T. May and husband, Fred, and Mary Katherine "Kitten" Daily and husband, Buddy; son, Ed Tillman and wife, Phyllis; seven grandchildren, Linda, Cindy, Karen, Katherine, Kelli, Collier and Todd; twenty-two great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Published in Shreveport Times from Jan. 22 to Jan. 24, 2013