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Arthur "Bo" Lee Tillotson Sr.

December 9, 1935 ~ April 10, 2019 (age 83)


Mr. Arthur “Bo” Lee Tillotson, Sr., 83, of 75 Circle Drive, Elon passed away at his residence surrounded by family on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 12:15 p.m.

A native of Vance County, he was the husband of Judy Putnam Tillotson, who survives and the son of Stanley Lee Tillotson and Lois Robertson Tillotson, both deceased. He was a supervisor for Burlington Industries, Williamsburg Plant for over 40 years. He was a good-hearted man and an avid fisherman. He enjoyed fishing off piers as well as fishing for bass and crappie at Lake Cammack. Bo was actually featured twice in the N. C. Sportsman Magazine for his sheephead fish catches. He was a fan of Kyle Busch and the Atlanta Braves.

In addition to his wife of the home, survivors include five children, Ricky Tillotson, Gary Tillotson, Patricia Thomas (Dennis), Michael Tillotson, and Candida Gutierrez Settle (Gerard); six grandchildren, Blake Tillotson (Amanda) and their son, Brantley and twins Eathan and Garrett, Josh Tillotson (Mallory) and their children, Drake and Islee-Kate, Kari Tillotson and her children, Ayden and Tanner, Meagan Doss (Eric) and their twins, Cameron and Kaylee; Matthew Thomas (Jessica) and their child, Peyton and Samantha Laparra (Luke); and sister, Ruth Smith.

He was preceded in death by a son, Arthur L. Tillotson, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Brenda Tillotson; twin brother, John Robert Tillotson; and sisters, Janice Wilder and Marie Valentine.

The funeral service will be conducted at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Burlington on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 12:45 until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service. Entombment will follow at the Mausoleum at Alamance Memorial Park.

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