TILLERY, Steven Jarrett
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Steven Jarrett Tillery, “Steve”, aged 80, from Highlands, North Carolina, formerly of Marietta, Georgia, died July 16, 2014 in Highlands. Steve was born on May 4, 1938 in Phenix City, Alabama to Agnes and Bernard Tillery. He was one of eight children. After losing his father at the age of 8, Steve was lucky enough to have gotten a great stepfather, Maurice Conway, who brought the family to Marietta in 1951. A graduate of Marietta High School, Steve attended The Woodrow Wilson College of Law and he worked at Lockheed Martin for 42 years. He was a member of Marietta First Baptist Church since 1953. He married Eleanor Ann Fowler in 1957 and together they have three children, Todd, Kevin, and Julie Tillery. His favorite past times included debating politics, traveling and cheering on the Alabama Crimson Tide. Steve was always known as a kindhearted man, was a supportive husband, and a generous father, and a great friend. He is survived by his wife, Ann Tillery; son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Tiffany Tillery; son, Kevin Tillery; daughter, Julie Tillery; grandchildren and their spouses, Jonathan and April Tillery, Justin and Jen Tillery, Michelle Tillery, Melissa Tillery, Kara Tillery, Islay Sanderson, Liam Tillery; great-grandchildren, Logan, Aiden, Emma, Lucas, Devon, Landon, Steven, Colin, and Sophie; siblings, Billy Tillery, Don Tillery, Judy Bartel, and Joanne Tillery; brother and sister-in-law, Lee and Suzanne Fowler; sister-in-law, Kay Elliott; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Bernard Tillery, Jackie Latimer, and Mike Conway. Visitation will be on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel at Marietta First Baptist Church, 148 Church Street, Marietta, Georgia. Memorial Services will follow at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Graveside Services will follow at Mountain View Park Cemetery in Marietta. Chuck Smith will be officiating. Pallbearers are Todd Tillery, Kevin Tillery, Jonathan Tillery, Justin Tillery, Liam Tillery, and Lee Fowler. Flowers are appreciated, but memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject .org. Many thanks to Four Seasons Hospice in Highlands, North Carolina. Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta is handling the arrangements. (770) 428-1511

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