Charles Conlee Tillotson

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Charles Conlee Tillotson, 72, of Fayetteville, Ark., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at his home. Charles was born on April 12, 1946, in Wichita, Kan., a son of the late Charles Leroy Tillotson and Velda (Penny) Tillotson. He served in the U.S. Navy, then later in life retired from Tyson Foods and was a member of the Pathway Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Ark. He was a Ham Radio operator and an amateur golfer. Charles is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patricia Tillotson of the home; two sons, Michael Tillotson and Melinda Graham of Cave Springs, Ark., and Jeffrey Tillotson of Bentonville, Ark.; one grandson, Seth Jacob Tillotson of Fayetteville, Ark.; four siblings, Penny Rosendale of Haysville, Kan., Donald Tillotson of Derby, Kan., Boyd Tillotson and wife Tina of Mt. Home, Ark., and Amy Holt of Washington; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Chapel in Springdale, Ark., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at the Pathway Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Ark. Pastor Jeremy Flanagan will officiate the service. Donations can be made in his name to the Highlands Oncology Group in Fayetteville, Ark. (479) 587-1700. To sign the online guest book, please visit

Published January 13, 2019

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