Obituary

DELORES K. TILLMAN

Delores K. Tillman, 82, Oak Ridge, passed away Jan. 5, 2021, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge after a brief battle with COVID-19. She was born Sept. 1, 1938, in Middlesboro, Ky. She lived in Louisville, Ky., for many years before moving to the Clinton and Oak Ridge Area. Delores will be sadly missed by all. She will be especially remembered for the way she gave so selflessly for her family. Delores was preceded in death by: Husband, Robert Tillman Sr.; sons, David, Robert Jr., Vincent, and Albert Tillman III; brothers, Lewis Marcum of Middleboro, Ky., and Roy Marcum of Clinton; and great-granddaughter, Julia Laverdure of Knoxville. Survivors include: Daughter, Margaret Estes and husband James of Oak Ridge; grandson, Thomas Estes and wife April of Oak Ridge; granddaughter, Meaghan Laverdure and husband Ricky of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Zoey, Luca, Lilah, and Darla; brothers, Joe Marcum, Mike Marcum and wife Shirley, Bobby Marcum and wife Helen, Richard Marcum; sisters, Sue Teaque, Kaye Marcum; sisters-in-law, Bobbie Marcum of Clinton, and Agnes Marcum of Middlesboro, Ky.; and many nieces and nephews. There will be a Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. July 17, 2021, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 327 Vermont Ave., Oak Ridge, followed by graveside service at 1 p.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Pat Summitt Foundation, 520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101, Knoxville, TN 37902. Weatherford Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.