Sumner "Sunny" Dewey Tilson, III

January 13, 1962August 31, 2018

Sumner Dewey “Sunny” Tilson, III, 56, of Waynesboro, a beloved father and brother, left this world on Friday, August 31, 2018. He was born on January 13, 1962, a son of Sumner Dewey, II and Lena Elizabeth Tilson. Sunny had a love of all things outdoors. He spent hours hiking and exploring the sheep farm he grew up on and the love of that farm on Buffalo Creek never left him. He was a star athlete in high school and the pride and joy of his family. Sunny was a much loved father and devoted himself to his children, savoring and supporting every moment of their lives. He will be forever missed. Sunny will be remembered and missed by his three children, Jared Michael, Justin Sumner, and Jaci Elizabeth Tilson all of Stuarts Draft; sister, Lucy (Tilson) Snow of Glasgow; nephew, P.J. McCrowell of Glasgow; aunt and uncle, Sally and Alvin Carter of Lexington; as well as numerous extended family and friends. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Stuarts Draft Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 1870 Stuarts Draft Hwy, Stuarts Draft, with Rev. Karen Allamon officiating. There will be no formal viewing or visitation at the funeral home. Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories online with the family by visiting


  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 8, 2018

Sumner "Sunny" Dewey Tilson, III

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Maggie Loduka

September 14, 2018

My sincere sympathy to the family. found memories of a dear classmate LHS CLASS 80... SONNEY WAS JUST A BEAUTIFUL PERSON! WITH LOVE MAGGIE ENTSMINGER LODUCA

Tammie Larew

September 6, 2018

Will Miss My Buddie Sunny Tilson, That Alway's Smile And Made A Point Too Speak Too Me When I Saw Him In Morning's At Work. Will Never Forget That Smile! And Alway's Talk About His Cooking. Will Miss Him Deeply. Lot's Of Love Too The Children. Love You Jared!! Your second Mom. Tammie Larew

Rhiannon Snider

September 5, 2018

I will miss your friendly smile and hellos passing through the halls at work, rest easy Sunny. Prayers to your family through this difficult time.

Ceddie Harlow

September 5, 2018

Rest in peace my friend prayers to your family.

Tosha Brooks

September 4, 2018

We will miss seeing you at the plant. Prayers for your family and rest well Sunny.