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Robert N. Tiller

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Date published: 3/21/2013

Robert N. Tiller

Robert Nelson Tiller passed away at his home in Mineral on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

He was born July 25, 1929, in Lynchburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, O.R. and Nellie Tiller; daughter Robin Tiller-Newton; and two brothers, Ellwood and David Tiller.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lois Jean Shopp Tiller; daughter Lori Tiller of Vienna; granddaughters Rachel Terry of Centreville and Rebekah Davis of Front Royal; and great-grandchildren Caitlin Terry, Sarah Terry, Alicia Tulloch, Alexandra Davis and Gabriel Davis.

Mr. Tiller served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1946 to 1948. He had a 40-year career with General Motors and was parts and service director for JKoons Pontiac-GMC for 10 years prior to his retirement in 1991. Mr. Tiller was also a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Unionville.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Johnson Funeral Home, Locust Grove, Va. 22508.

A funeral for Mr. Tiller will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 22, at Antioch Baptist Church, 11484 St. Just Road, Unionville, Va. 22567. The Rev. Terry Green and the Rev. Ellen E. King will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the Tiller family suggests donations be made to the Antioch Baptist Church General Fund; or to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association in honor of Robin Tiller-Newton, 1275 K. St. NW, Suite 1050, Washington, D.C. 20005, alsa.org.

Online condolences may be made to johnsoncares .com.