James Gene Tillery

November 24, 1934July 2, 2012

Byhalia - JAMES GENE TILLERY SR., 77, died July 2, 2012. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Friday, July 6 and Service 9 a.m. Saturday, July 7, both at Brantley Funeral Home, Olive Branch. Burial in Autumnwoods Cemetery in Olive Branch. Mr. Tillery was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Tillery and two sons, Marvin and Randy Tillery. He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl King; sons, James “Buster” Tillery, Jr., Larry Tillery and Michael Tillery; 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Brantley Funeral Home Olive Branch 662-895-2310


  • Visitation Friday, July 6, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 7, 2012

James Gene Tillery

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July 6, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss Cheryl!! You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!!

Scott Mckee

July 6, 2012

I'm sorry for you and your families loss Cheryl. I know your heart is aching, but he is in a better place!


July 6, 2012

Papaw, I am so happy that you are with Memaw again! I thank God everyday that you two met and created a family that has so much love for one another. I promise to find peace in knowing that you are now walking around with no aches and no pains. I love you and I will certainly miss you!

Anita Tillery

July 6, 2012

Papaw, I am so happy to know that you are with Memaw again. Everyday I thank God that the two of you met and created this family that has so much love for one another. I will find peace in picturing you walking around again with no aches and no pains. We will certainly miss you and we all love you very much!

Connie Martinez

July 6, 2012

I remember him picking on his guitar, wasn't familiar with the music but I liked to hear him pick on his guitar :)