He attended Midview High School. Mr. Tillman was employed as a general laborer for the Elyria Foundry. He attended Church of the Open Door. He enjoyed football, dominos, card games and spending time with his children and family.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Ellen Tillman of Elyria; daughter, Giana Tillman of Sheffield Township; sons, Joseph Tillman and Richard Simon, both of Elyria and Gordon Richard Tillman II of Highland Heights, Ohio; his wife, Eugena Tillman of Sheffield Township; a host of grandchildren; sister, Christine Milton of Elyria; brothers, Jeffery (Raynell) Tillman of Lorain and Matthew Tillman of Elyria; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gordon Richard Tillman.
Friends may call Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 10 A.M. until the time of services at 12 Noon at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, 127 W. Bridge St., Elyria. Pastor Ray Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.