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Jeff Tillman

August 20, 2012

Mr. Jeff Tillman, 54, after battling cancer, is finally at rest. 

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 at Welch Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Eastern Cemetery in Forest.
Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 at Welch Funeral Home.
Welch Funeral Home in Starkville is in charge of arrangements.

He grew up in the military, moving all over the world.  He graduated from Nurnburg High School in Germany and Jones Junior College, where he received a degree in electronic technology.  Jeff was a passionate semi-professional musician.  He played in bands in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas such as Bad Boy and Witness.  He was a roadie for the band Snow, and a sound engineer at the Boiler Room Studio for Mark Bingham, New Orleans Klezmer Allstar Band, Pearl Jam and Better Than Ezra.

For the last 15 years he has been an employee for American Eurocopter in Grand Praire, Texas and Columbus. 

He is survived by one daughter, Katii Tillman; companions Leigh Tillman and Lani Stewart; brother, Lt. Col. Jim Tillman; sister, Jean Goss; and several nieces and nephews.  He had many friends including Bill W. and even in the last days, he still found the strength to share inspiration and hope to everyone he met.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jeff Tillman Memorial, LeBonheur Children's Hospital, c/o Michelle Conners, P.O. Box 41817, Memphis, TN 38174-1817.

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