Arvil Tilson

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Arvil Ray Tilson, 75, of Wartburg, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.
He attended Liberty Baptist Church.
Mr. Tilson, as he was affectionately known for many years, was a teacher and principal in the Morgan County School System for more than thirty-two years.
He was an avid sports enthusiast being a life-long Tennessee Volunteer and Atlanta Braves fan. In his younger years he would play or coach different types of sports with students and friends.
At an early age, he developed a love for country music, which grew into an extensive collection over the years. He was a talented songwriter and was fortunate to have several of his songs recorded.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arvil and Hester Tilson; parents-in-law, Albert and Stella Bertram; brother, Paul Tilson; sisters, Faye Jones and Wanda Emrhein; great-grandson, Caydon Huseman; and sister-in-law, Cloeva Jones.
He leaves behind those dearest to his heart, his wife of 38 years, Janette Tilson; daughter, Rhonda and husband Wendell Laughter; son, Tony Stewart; grandchildren, Madison Laughter, Anthony and wife Raven Stewart, Zachary Stewart, Kelsea and husband Brandon Huseman and Kristin Stewart; great-grandsons, Braydon and Aydon Huseman and Amadeus Stewart; brother, Don and wife Patty Tilson; sisters, Betty and husband Will Hobbs and Lois and husband Tommy Sexton; brothers-in-law, Junior Bertram, Charles and wife Lois Bertram and Wendell and Connie Bertram; along with many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
The family received friends Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 from 1-3 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home in Wartburg. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. with Dr. Paul Frick and Bro. Vic Davis officiating. A graveside service followed in Morgan Memorial Gardens.
Davis Funeral Home of Wartburg has been honored to serve the Tilson family.

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Wartburg, TN 37887
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Published in Morgan County News from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5, 2019
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