Age 89, passed away Monday, May 27, 2019, at Hospice House of Shiawassee County.

Tilmon was born Feb. 25, 1930 in Moko, Arkansas, to James H. and Lennie M. (Carter) Bassham.

He is survived by sons Steven and Robert, daughters Kathlyn and Diana (Brown), 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, sister Anna, and other relatives and friends.

Duck was reunited in Heaven with his wife Patricia (Peek), daughter Rebecca (Smith), his parents, three sisters, six brothers, and many other family members and friends.

A special thanks to the staff at Union Court Assisted Living in Chesaning for the care and friendship they provided Duck for the past year.

The family is being served by Barker Funeral Home, Salem, Arkansas. Cremation has taken place and burial at Stateline Cemetery will occur at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stateline Cemetery Association in Salem or to Hospice House of Shiawassee County in Owosso.

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