Van Alstyne Leader
April 4, 2001
Robert Lee Tillett, 74, of Van Alstyne died March 30 at Community
Medical Center in Sherman.
Funeral services were held Monday at Flesher Funeral Home Chapel
in Van Alstyne wit Brother Jimmy Tarrant and Brother Gerald Johnson officiating.
He was buried in Van Alstyne Cemetery.
He was born in Van Alstyne, Jan. 21, 1927, the son of Clarence W.
Tillett and Myrtle Geer Tillett. He married Bobbie Nell Bledsoe on Oct.
21, 1948, in Sherman. He was a Baptist and retired from Mobil Oil.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years; sons: Robin Tillett of Van
Alstyne and Philip Tillett of Howe; daughters: Ruby Barcheers of Van Alstyne,
Kelley Alexander of Northampton, Mass., and Karon Tredway of Tiger Tow,
Texas; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters: Pauline
Gentry and Jenny Wise of Van Alstyne, Juanita Boatwright of Sherman and
JoAnn Marr of Whitesboro; and brothers: James and Billy Tillett of Van
Alstyne, Clarence Tillett of Whitewright, Wayne Tillett of Fort Worth and
Jerry Tillett of Caddo Mills.