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Jerry L. Tilton

December 6th, 1940 – August 19th, 2017

Jerry Lee Tilton, age 76 of Vermont, IL, passed away at 7:23 pm on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at his home. He was born on December 6, 1940 in Macomb, IL, the son of Wayman and Ruby (Tharpe) Tilton. He married Judy Smith on March 27, 1984 in Vermont. She survives.

Also surviving are his son, Jeremy (and Lindsay) Tilton of Ipava, IL, two daughters, Gina Tilton of Vermont and Michelle (and Jerry) Bannan of Washington, IL, one son-in-law Russell Thornton of Macomb, ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one brother Gary (and Vivian) Tilton of Lake Havasu, AZ, and one brother-in-law Gene Smith of Vermont.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and two daughters, Cassandra Comstock and Angela Thornton.

He was a graduate of Macomb High School and a veteran of the US Navy, serving at the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, CA.

He worked at St. Francis Hospital in Macomb as a surgical assistant. He also worked for MetLife Insurance, Webster Bag Factory, Vermont Hardware and he farmed.

Jerry served as Mayor of Vermont, was a 4-H Leader and was a member of the Vermont American Legion Post #26.

Graveside services will be held at 10 am on Saturday, August 26th at the Vermont Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the Vermont American Legion Post #26. Memorials may be given to Illinois Cancer Care or the McDonough District Hospice. There will be no visitation.


August 21st, 2017

So sorry to hear of jerry passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

August 21st, 2017

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you ALL at this sad time.
From ALL The Malott Families

August 22nd, 2017

Very sorry to learn of Jerry's passing. We had lost contact but worked at MetLife the same time. He out of Canton and myself out of Kewanee. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

August 22nd, 2017

Guess I should add my name. It is John Goodale.

August 22nd, 2017

May your memories and the love, and prayers of friends and family help you through this most difficult time. So Sorry for your loss.
Marcia Higgins

August 23rd, 2017

Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Sandy Bent

August 23rd, 2017

So sorry for your loss! God Bless! Prayers to all. Jennifer and Rod Bollinger

August 24th, 2017

To the family of Jerry Tilton. May he rest in pease BEcki McCoy

August 26th, 2017

Betty and Willard Richey, Kathy Henry, and Robert Garcia would like to send prayers to Judy Tiltons family on their loss.

August 26th, 2017

Bill and Margie Carle , sorry for your loss.