James Howard Tilson, age 71, of Bronson, FL, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at NFRMC in Gainesville, FL. He was born on December 21, 1949 to the late James Edward and Ruby Avant Tilson in Alligator, MS. He and his family made Bronson their home after moving from Margate, FL in 2005 where he retiring from the City of Margate after 33 years. He proudly served his country in the US Army and he attended Pine Grove Baptist Church.
Mr. Tilson is survived by his wife, Nancy Estes Tilson of Bronson, FL; his daughters, Tammy(Ronn)Snider of Bronson, FL, Melanie(Kelley)Quincey of Trenton, FL and Rebecca(Danny)Rosado of Altamonte, FL; his son, Donald Whitesall of Kingsport, TN; his sisters, Diane(Robert)Rodriquez of TX, Carolyn(Ronnie)Hutto of Winnsboro, TX and Ruby(Roger Rowe)Jewell of Arlington, TX as well as 7 grandchildren.
A graveside service to honor Mr. Tilson will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Trenton Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the graveside one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 AM.