Lonnie Ralph Tilley, 74, of Phenix City, AL died at his home with his family by his side on Saturday, August 6, 2022.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00PM (EST) on Thursday, August 11, 2022 in the Chapel of Vance Brooks Funeral Home, Phenix City, AL with Rev. Alan Griffith officiating. Interment will follow in Godwin Cemetery, Phenix City, AL. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until the funeral hour at the funeral home.
Mr. Tilley was born August 13, 1947 in Pineville, WV son of the late Ted Tilley and Oma Avonell Spence Tilley Stewart. He had retired from the Wyoming County Board of Education in WV where he taught History for 33 years. After retiring from teaching, he moved to Phenix City, to enjoy time with family. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where he worshiped with family and friends. Mr. Tilley was a busy man who loved to be outdoors hunting and fishing. In fact, he loved fishing so much, he raised fish at one time. Other hobbies included reading all types of books to include history and Sci-Fi and playing video games with his grandchildren. Because of his love of the outdoors, we will often smile as we enjoy a beautiful fall day or warm spring morning as we remember him and his smile.
Mr. Tilley was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Oma Tilley and a sister, Janice Milam.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Lucinda J. Bryant Tilley, Phenix City, AL; four children, Melissa Bledsoe, Adam Tilley (Rebecca, “Becky”), and Melinda Pell (Tommy), all of Phenix City, AL and Andrew Tilley (Tawny), Huntington, WV; four sisters, Valurie Stewart (Conley), Matheny, WV, Mary Margaret Cozort (Larry) and Nancy Estepp (Marty) all of Glen Fork, WV, Kimberly Lewis (Talley), Crany, WV; one brother, Steven Stewart (Kathy), Oceana, WV; eight grandchildren, Nicholas “Nick”, Nathan, Noah, David, Brodie, Aiden, McKenzie and Isiah; three great-grandchildren, Astraea, James and Annalise Rose; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.