PETERSBURG - Roy Tilson, 90, of Petersburg, formerly of Greenview, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home near Petersburg.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby, and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Roy was born February 27, 1923, near Middletown, Illinois, the son of James and Linna Parsons Tilson.
He married Ruby Reller on January 1, 1949. They grew up only two miles apart as children and they later dated. He married Ruby when she was eighteen years old.
Roy farmed in the Greenview area for most of his life. He was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church in Springfield.
Roy loved swimming and dogs.
Services will be held at Mott & Henning Funeral Home, Athens, where visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 23, 2013. Rev. Brent Mit-chell from Third Presbyterian Church will be officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Ridge Cemetery near Middletown.
Memorials can be made to the Third Presbyterian Church in Springfield or the Menard County Animal Control.
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