Warren Giles Tillman, 81, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Pinelake Nursing Center.

Memorial service, with Military Honors, will be 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Putnam Friends Church, with the Reverend Robert Kidd and Reverend Billy Joe Brady officiating.  The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1 PM.

Warren was a native of Moore County. He served his country in the United States Army. He worked in textiles for many years, retiring from Carthage Fabrics. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and he enjoyed time spent with his family.  Warren loved the Lord and his church. He was a faithful Sunday School Superintendent for over 33 years. He enjoyed sports and was an avid Carolina football and basketball fan. Warren was a son of the late Millard Filmore “Bud” and Dorothy Mildred Warren Tillman and was preceded in death by wife and mother of their children: Jean Franzette Haltom Tillman.

Warren is survived by his wife; Thelma; daughters: Renee’ Steel and husband Paul, Jill Oldham and husband Glenn; grandchildren: Jason Steel, Caleb Steel and wife Kenisha, Olivia Oldham, Luke Oldham; great grandchildren: Brielle Hooker, Clark Steel; and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Putnam Friends Church, 136 Putnam Church Road, Carthage, NC 28327.  

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Tillman Family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pinesfunerals.com


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  1. We are saddened by your loss. Our prayers are with you today. He will surely be missed. He was a good friend back in the days gone by. His father did most of the family haircuts. Sincerely Arles Taylor and family CarthageNC

  2. Jill,
    Karen and I have been praying for you and family since we heard of your daddy’s homegoing. God bless you and keep you during this time.

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