Raymond Tilley was born October 19, 1960 in Lawrenceburg, TN, the son of Alphie R. Henson Tilley and the late Robert Lee Tilley Jr. He graduated from Collinwood High School in 1979. He worked for Bell South before a lifetime career at Caterpillar Reman in Corinth, MS. He started at the main plant in 1988 and was currently in the LEF (Large Engine Facility).
Raymond loved watching wrestling, hunting, horses, shooting bows with Kylee, watching Amanda and Kylee making crafts, going to the mountains or any road trip they could dream up. He was active in 4-H as a archery and shotgun coach. He always enjoyed band competitions and archery shoots where he and Kylee would shoot together, working on cars with Kylee and just being outside. He was also an avid Tennessee Volunteers fan. He was a very loving-hardworking-caring husband and father.
In addition to these qualities, it is important to note that Raymond was also proud of his Cherokee heritage; his great-grandparents were among those who experienced the tragic journey known as the trail of tears. His Cherokee name was "Little Eagle".
Mr. Tilley departed this life on August 26, 2023 in Jackson, Tennessee at the age of 62 Years, 10 Months, 7 Days.
He is survived by his wife, Amanda Barclay-Tilley of Bethel Springs, TN; mother, Alphie Tilley of Collinwood, TN; daughters: Kylee Barclay of Bethel Springs, TN; Anna Tilley of Booneville, MS; Rachel Tilley of TN, Candice Beswetheric of Kodak, TN; sons: Phoenix and Logan Tilley both of TN, Eric Tilley of MS, Raymond H. Tilley II of FL; sisters, Sharon Smith of TX and Robbie Lowery of Collinwood, TN; three grandsons and three granddaughters; nieces and nephews; uncles, Garland Junior Henson of Collinwood, TN, Tom Tilley of Iron City, TN; and his work family at Caterpillar Reman at Cardinal Drive, Legacy Drive, and Lafayette, Indiana plants.
Mr. Tilley was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lee Tilley Jr.; brother, Roger Tilley; father-in-law, Roy Barclay; nephew, Chris Lowery; niece, Christina Tilley.