VeteranJerry Tilton

Jerry TiltonJerry L. Tilton, 76, of Vermont died at 7:23 p.m. Aug. 19, 2017, at his home.

He was born Dec. 6, 1940, in Macomb, a son of Wayman and Ruby Tharpe Tilton. He married Judy Smith on March 27, 1984, in Vermont. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Jeremy (and Lindsay) Tilton of Ipava; two daughters, Gina Tilton of Vermont and Michelle (and Jerry) Bannan of Washington, Ill.; one brother, Gary (and Vivian) Tilton of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Cassandra Comstock and Angela Thornton.

He was a surgical assistant at St. Francis Hospital in Macomb. He also worked for MetLife Insurance, Webster Bag Factory, Vermont Hardware and he farmed.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving at the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, Calif., from October 1958-61.

He was a graduate of Macomb High School. He served as the mayor of Vermont, was a 4-H leader and a member of the Vermont American Legion Post #26.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Vermont Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Shawgo Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Illinois Cancer Care or McDonough District Hospice.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/23/2017


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