Anderson, SC - Douglas J. Tilley, age 84, of 204 Juniper Avenue, Anderson, SC, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 28, 2010.
Born November 19, 1925, Douglas was a son of the late Leroy Tilley and Mary Timms Tilley. He served his country in combat in the Army during WWII and was wounded while in the European Theater. He retired as a police officer for the City of Anderson. Being injured in the line of duty, he became a radio dispatcher for the County of Anderson. He was one of the first K-9 police officers and the first recipient of the Policeman of the Year Award. He was a member of Caanan Baptist Church, a lifetime member of the DAV and a fifty-eight year member of the Hiram Masonic Lodge #68. Douglas is to be remembered for his love of God, country and family.
Survivors include two daughters, Callie Tilley and Patricia Tilley, both of Anderson, SC; a brother, Joe B. Tilley of Anderson, SC and a sister, Ruth Tilley Brown of Falls Church, VA; and three grandsons, Joshua Caine Chasteen, Jason Toby Chasteen and Corey Miles Tilley. He will truly be missed by his faithful Labrador, Maggie.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Tilley was predeceased by his wife, Edna Virginia Stewart Tilley; a daughter, Nancy Tilley Chasteen; a brother, Leon Tilley; and a sister, Katherine Tilley Hanna.
The Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. at The McDougald Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jerry Parnell and Reverend Steve Silvey officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Military Honors.
The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home prior to the service on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 from 10:30 a.m. until Noon.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for a simple act of kindness be shown toward a fellow man, such as planting a Dogwood tree for all to enjoy.
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.
THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the arrangements.