Nicholas A. "Nick" Tilton
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Nicholas A. "Nick" Tilton

LEWIS CENTER: Nicholas A. "Nick" Tilton, 32 of Lewis Center, formerly of Zanesville died 9:05 AM, Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at The James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Wednesday, January 27, 1982 in Zanesville, the son of Jeff Tilton and Debbon (Schaum) Kappes.

Nick was a 2000 graduate of West Muskingum High School where he was active in the choir and played baseball and football. He was an Eagle Scout, enjoyed singing in the Barbershop Quartet, playing golf and volleyball. He was a proud graduate of The Ohio State University and was a diehard Buckeye's fan. Nick was employed with 5th Avenue Lumber in Columbus and loved music and spending time with friends at Jamboree In The Hills.

Nick is survived by his mother and step-father, Debbon and Jim Kappes of Zanesville; his father and step-mother, Jeff and Becky Tilton of Zanesville; one brother, Dr. Shane and Brandy Tilton of Coshocton: his maternal grandmother, Shirley Schaum of Zanesville; and several aunts and uncles.

Friends may call from 2:00 to 4:00 & 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday, December 19, 2014 at The Hillis, Combs & Nestor Funeral Home, 935 Forest Avenue, Zanesville and one hour prior to funeral services from 11:00 AM till time of service at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Funeral Services will be held 12 Noon Saturday, December 20, 2014, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 North 7th Street, Zanesville with Rev. Mark Matzke officiating. Burial will follow in Zanesville Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Light the Hill, a West Muskingum Stadium Renovation Project, c/o Muskingum County Community Foundation, 534 Putnam Avenue, Zanesville, OH 43701 in Nick's memory. To sign the online register book or to send a personal condolence note please visit

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Published in Times Recorder from Dec. 18 to Dec. 20, 2014.
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December 23, 2014
So sorry for your loss Jeff and family. Our thoughts are with you.
Steve Kelso
December 22, 2014
Thinking of the entire family and sending loving thoughts of sympathy as you begin this process of healing. May memories of joyful moments carry you through. Sally Scheffler Casey
December 21, 2014
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathaleen Soter
December 21, 2014
To all of Nick's family,

I am so sorry for your great loss. It is so difficult when you lose a child. Remember to be thankful for the years Nick was in your lives. May God help you accept his plan.
Barbara Anderson
December 21, 2014
Jeff we are sorry for your loss. We have you and you and your family in our prayers.
Rick and Janie Jenkins
December 20, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you!
Dave and Donna Mathew
David Mathew
December 20, 2014
I'm so sorry for your loss. I can only image what you and your family are going through. May the God of all comfort strengthen you at this time, 2 Thessalonians 2:16&17.
December 20, 2014
Debbon, Jim, and family, I am so very sorry for your loss! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Becky Mohler Barnhart Brown
December 20, 2014
Jeff & Becky,So sorry for your loss,Our prayer is God will be near to you and comfort you in this very difficult time.
Tim & Kim Lowe
December 20, 2014
So sorry for your loss Jeff.
greg colborn
December 20, 2014
Becky, Jeff & Family,
Our heart goes out to you and family for your loss and during the holidays. We have you in our thoughts, and prayers through this difficult time.
Kurt & Marylou Agin
December 19, 2014
Our deepest sympathy for Debb an grandmother Shirly..
norman Scheffler Sr.
December 19, 2014
Debbon there are just no words...I am so sorry to get the news of Nick's passing. My thoughts, prayers, and love to you, Jim, Shane, and the rest of your family. While not physically, I'll be with you tomorrow!
Jan Van Rens
December 18, 2014
So sorry for your loss. God bless!
Brian Ormond
December 18, 2014
Becky, Jeff & family. Prayers and sympathy on your loss.
Lisa Bunting
December 18, 2014
Jeff, Becky & family. So very sorry for this great loss. There are no words to make this easier. Wonderful memories of our Christmas Eve celebrations with the "kids". May memories of him & his strength through all of this help to bring you some comfort & peace.
Amanda & Spike Sheets
December 18, 2014
Jeff and Becky and Family:
Our heart goes out to you and family for your loss and durning the holidays. We have you in our thoughts, and prayers through this difficult time.
Chris and Kim Balsley
December 18, 2014
Deepest sympathy to the family. Nick was a great, fun-loving young man and will be greatly missed. You are all in our thought and prayers.
Bill & Beth Garber
December 18, 2014
Dear Tilton Family: We, the parents in Compassionate Friends send you our heartfelt condolences, we know that you are heartbroken by this terrible loss. Compassionate Friends is an international grief support group for parents, grandparents and siblings who have suffered the heartbreaking loss of a child. In Columbus, we meet monthly to support each other in our grief and love of our children. Our meetings are from 7-9 PM on the second Tuesday of each month at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1479 Morse Rd, Columbus, OH 43229. If and when you are ready to do so, please join us; we will welcome you with open arms and love into this wonderful group of parents who share your grief.
The Compassionate Friends
Columbus, OH Chapter
Mary Ann Ward
December 18, 2014
Please accept our condolences. Sincerely, Meg Deedrick and Dale Raines
December 18, 2014
Debbon, I am so sorry to read this ... prayers for comfort and peace in the coming days ... Dianna Kimpel
December 18, 2014
Jeff, Becky and the entire family,
Please accept my most sincere sympathies for this profound loss. You will remain in my prayers.
Zack Space
December 18, 2014
Jeff and Becky, sorry for you loss.
Mark Sharrock
December 18, 2014
So very sorry for your loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers to all.
Sue & Kirt Jones
December 18, 2014
Jeff and Becky sorry for your loss.
Mark Sharrock
Mark Sharrock
December 18, 2014
To the entire Tilton family: always allow God to go through the valley and shadow of death with you every second of your lives. No one can comfort and heal like our heavenly Father. I know because I lost a child at this same time 7 years ago. God bless you all. Love and prayers
Barbara Alexander
December 18, 2014
Deepest sympathy to Nick's family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. He was such a kind person and will be greatly missed
Brad, Carolyn , Erin, Nate & Chelsey Stubbs
December 18, 2014
Jeff I,m sorry...
Tom Spangler
December 18, 2014
My deepest sympathy for your loss. Nick was taken far too soon. RIP.
Fred Bills
December 18, 2014
Debbon and Jim, Jeff and Becky my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
LeAnne Bader-Mock
December 18, 2014
Jeff & Becky and families, we are so sorry for the loss of your loved one.Sending thoughts,prayers and hugs to all of you at this very difficult time.
Dorothy & Jim Holdcroft
December 18, 2014
God Bless, your all in my prayers.
Paula Barnett
December 18, 2014
Jeff, you have our deepest sympathy.
Ed and Gretchen Mulholland
December 18, 2014
Our deepest sympathy to you, Debbon and Jim, during this time of loss. No words can ease the pain but know you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.
Heather & Johnny Williams
December 18, 2014
Debbon and Jim, Jeff and Becky, and your families, all have my deepest sympathy. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Jon Kullman
December 18, 2014
Brandy and Shane,
So sorry for your loss.
Cassie and Mike Siegrist
December 17, 2014

You were a great friend and always so fun to be around. We all have so many memories of hanging out watching the Buckeye games, boating at Alum Creek, or just grabbing a drink after work to let loose. You were always there for everyone when needed and that is who you were. Your friends could rely on you and you will be missed my brotha...we love you very much and will never forget the many memories you gave us. My kids will know all about you someday. Until we see each other again...RIP my man.
Ryan Ward
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