Longtime Homer resident Jack Tillman died peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, surrounded by his family and friends at South Peninsula Hospital's Long Term Care Unit. He was 82.
A service will be held at Long Term Care at South Peninsula Hospital at a future date.
Mr. Tillman was born in Dunsmuir, Calif., on July 14, 1918. He grew up in northern California. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He arrived in Homer with his wife and daughter, Kathy, June 17, 1948, where he built a log cabin and lived at Troublesome Creek near the beach between Anchor Point and Homer. He moved to his homestead on Diamond Ridge in 1949, where he remained until he moved to Long Term Care in 1997.
He was a lineman and member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers until he retired in the early 70s, and fished commercially from 1964 to 1977. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed sport fishing and visiting with his friends and was known by his friends to be a funny and generous man.
He was preceded in death by son Henry Charles, grandsons Darrell Lee and Daniel Lee, great-grandson Brandon David, and son-in-law Clyde Corp.
Mr. Tillman is survived by daughters Kathy Corp and Ruth Longhenry, of Homer; son August Tillman, of Los Angeles, grandchildren Darla and Robert Grediagin, of Fairbanks, Dixie and Placido Martinez, of Anchorage, Allie and Gary Longhenry of Homer, Jared, Crystal, Galen, and Angela Tillman, of California; great-grandchildren Tim and Mike Grediagin, of Fairbanks, Tiffany and Eddie Martinez of Anchorage; and the many members of his much-loved "family" at Long Term Care.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.
Arrangements were made by the Homer Funeral Home.
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