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Friday January 18th, 2019
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Pathway Baptist Church
Saturday January 19th, 2019

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Charles Conlee Tillotson

Charles Conlee Tillotson, 72, of Fayetteville, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at his home. 

Charles was born on April 12, 1946 in Wichita, Kansas, a son of the late Charles Leroy Tillotson and Velda (Penny) Tillotson.  He served in the US Navy, then later in life retired from Tyson Foods and was a member of the Pathway Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  He was a Ham Radio operator and an amateur golfer. 

Charles is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patricia Tillotson of the home; two sons, Michael Tillotson and Melinda Graham of Cave Springs, Arkansas and Jeffrey Tillotson of Bentonville, Arkansas; one grandson, Seth Jacob Tillotson of Fayetteville, Arkansas; four siblings, Penny Rosendale of Haysville, Kansas; Donald Tillotson of Derby, Kansas, Boyd Tillotson and wife Tina of Mt. Home, Arkansas and Amy Holt of Washington; several nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 18, 2019 at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Chapel in Springdale, Arkansas from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.  Memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Pathway Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Pastor Jeremy Flanagan will officiate the service.  Donations can be made in his name to the Highlands Oncology Group in Fayetteville, Arkansas (479) 587-1700.  

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worsham Pat May 30 2019 12:00 AM

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Our prayers & thoughts are with you. Larry & Debbie Rodgers

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Our Sympathy to the family of our very dear friend W5NX. Arkansas DX Association

Expression of Sympathy Jan 17 2019 12:00 AM

I lived next door to the Tillotson family as a teenager. Im so sorry for your loss.

Kelli Parsons Jan 15 2019 12:00 AM

Had the pleasure of working with Charles at Tyson for many years. His dedication and knowledge made him invaluable as a resource, but his friendship was very important to me.
After he retired we would go to lunch whenever we could work it in. I will miss him. My prayers are with Pat and the family.

Les Nelson Jan 14 2019 12:00 AM

I knew Charles from working at Tyson for many years. I finally got him to take a chance on playing a round of golf which he thought was a stupid sport and that was all it took to get him addicted to the game. We played many rounds together and I enjoyed all the fun we had playing the sport. He is going to be missed.

David Watts Jan 14 2019 12:00 AM

Charles was the best friend that I ever had. I have never known a better man. He was dedicated to all his family, friends and neighbors. He was club president of the Ozark Wireless Society in Springdale for the Ham Radio Operators. We played lots of golf together and went to many Ham Radio Conventions. Charles lived by the Golden Rule and did so many kind things for anyone that knew him. He treated me better than my own family. I will miss him Dearly!

Ed McCarroll Jan 14 2019 12:00 AM

I had the honor of knowing Charles for several years through ham radio. He was a good friend and I will miss him much. My wife and I had lunch with Patty and Charles several times. They were a wonderful couple. Our prayers are with the familty.

Mose Howard Jan 13 2019 12:00 AM