Mr. Irvin Ray Tillotson of Buffalo Junction passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, at the age of 80.

Born on Jan. 21, 1940 he was the son of the late Lurie Chaffus and Hallie Hite Tillotson and was married to the late Shirley Wilson Tillotson.

Irvin was a lifelong member of Buffalo Baptist Church. He served his country in the Army National Guard for seven years and formerly worked with Burlington Industries for 28 years in the finishing/maintenance shop and HA Nunn Construction for 13 years.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was an active member of the Buggs Island Wildlife Club. For over four decades he played softball with the church league.

Left to cherish his memories are his sons, David Tillotson, of Buffalo Junction and Johnnie Tillotson and wife Sam of Clarksville; niece Susan Tillotson; and nephews Steven Lingafelt and Phillip Lingafelt. 

In addition to his parents and his wife, his beloved father-in-law and mother-in-law, Allie and Virginia Wilson, his brother, Donald Tillotson and his sister, Glenna Lingafelt, also preceded him in death.

The family will hold a service for Irvin on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Buffalo Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

They received friends for visitation at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home the night before, Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

His service on Wednesday will be livestreamed on Watkins Cooper Lyon’s Facebook page for those who are unable to attend.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The family is being served by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home, Clarksville.