of Greenbrier, AR
June 16, 1929 - December 25, 2020
Edgar Russell (Hoover) Tilley, 91, of Greenbrier left this world for his heavenly home on December 25, 2020 at Greenbrier Nursing and Rehab Facility. He was born in Greenbrier, Arkansas on June 16, 1929 to the late Edgar and Gladys Tilley.Hoover as most people knew him by, loved his family and working outside. He grew a garden each year up until his health began to fail. He loved his daughters and grandchildren, but Kimberly was the apple of his eye. He spent many hours taking Kim on drives, riding in the side by side, watching Christmas movies and listening to Christmas music year-round. He was always there with a helping hand to his family and friends. He was known as Daddy and Papa by his children and grandchildren. He was a faithful member of Springhill Baptist Church and loved his family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years Helen Steward Tilley, his parents, brothers Bill and Jim Tilley, sisters Betty Jo Smith and Anna Alley and brother-in-law Gene Alley.He leaves to cherish his memory, daughters Brenda (David) Mahan, Karen Jo (Robert) Kapraun, Kimberly Tilley of Greenbrier, AR; Janet Lynn (Jerry) Daves of Bryant, AR.; 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; brother Dewayne Tilley of Blytheville, AR; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.Graveside services will be held at the Springhill Cemetery in Greenbrier, AR on Tuesday, December 29th at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Ed Stephenson officiating. The family would like to extend their thanks to those who cared for him in the Greenbrier Nursing and Rehab Facility.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pathfinders of Arkansas (Cottonwood of Morrilton, AR) P.O. Box 647, Jacksonville, AR. 72078 or to Springhill Baptist Church, 25 Hwy 287, Greenbrier, AR 72058.Pall Bearers will be his grandsons Rusty Mahan, Jacob Mahan, Adam Tackett, Jeremy Daves and Josh Daves.Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
To the Tilley family: When Nancy Hoffman and Kim Tilley were at the Faulkner Co. Day School, Work Force and Cottonwood Living Center, my parents Homer & Alta Hoffman socialized and worked at fundraisers with the Tilley's. The tie that bound them closely was having two wonderful special daughters. I send my condolences and loving thoughts on the loss of Mr. Tilley. He was such a friendly, jovial person!
A truly awesome Christian!This kind, compassionate, gentle man leaves behind an amazing Legacy. Prayers for his wonderful Family. ❤️🇦🇺
Dear Ones, we who have had goodFathers in this world have been truly blessed. I know your dad will be missed greatly and I prayed God’s peace and comfort on each of you. Deb
Sending good thoughts and prayers to the family. Take comfort in knowing that he is at peace and reunited with Helen.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. A great man for sure
So very sorry for this precious family’s loss. Mr. Tilley was a wonderful man who was so willing to help with anything when he could. Prayers, thoughts, and love for the family during this time.
Ed and I are so very sorry for your loss. He was loved by so many and had a blessed life.
So sorry for your loss. May God bring peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Mom told me last night about Mr. Tilly. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Rejoice in that he is at peace now and with your mother in Heaven.
our hearts and prayers are with you dear ones.
Hoover will always be remember as a kind Christian man with a smile on his face ! He and Helen were a Precious couple with a sweet sweet family! Our love and prayers to family🙏❤️
Rest in peace
We loved Uncle Hoover. May the lord be with all of you.
My most sincere condolences 💐
Jim & I are so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. All of you are in our thoughts & prayers.
Mr. Tilley has been on my mind so much lately. I wish I could have visited with him one more time. Your mom and Dad were second family to me. I enjoyed the time I was able to spend with them and Kim. Praying for you all and sending lots of hugs.
Sorry to hear of his passing. He will be missed. Daddy always felt like he was a brother and a best friend. Will pray for you.John (Tony)
Sorry for your loss. You will see him in heaven. Love to the whole family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss.God be with you.
So sorry for the loss of this fine, sweet man. GOD’s comfort for the family and friendship.
We are sorry for your loss. We are praying for the family.
Brenda and family- I’m so sorry for the loss of your dad. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mr. Tilley was a second dad to me for all the years Jody and were in school. Either she was at my house, or I was at hers. I loved both her parents, and they will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved them. God’s peace be with all the family. I love you guys.
I’m so sorry for your loss I loved your mom and dad and hope to be able to come see you all soon. I’ll be praying for you all and especially for Kim she is going to be so lost. God does what he knows best for us.
Praying for my family as we once again bury one of our own. Uncle Hoover you mean the world to me. My heart is breaking but I know your body is whole again and you are with your loved ones in Heaven.
To my extended family, a great man was taken, but he shall watch over us from above. Showering us with his devine love and great memories. He will be missed by many!
I always tried to to go over and see Helen and Hoover when I was visiting my family in Springhill. He will be missed.
Sorry to hear about Hoover, he was a great man
I’m so sorry for your family loss. I’ll be saying prayers for all of you. Remember all the good time you had with him.
Dear familySo sorry to hear about Uncle Hoover. He was a special man. He loved his family and took such good care them as long as possible. He will be so missed, I was so happy to be a part of his 90th Birthday 🎉💕🙏...we love all you girls 🙏🙏🙏
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, may the Lord give you comfort and strength to get you through the upcoming days. If there is anything you need, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Have fond memories of Hoover and Helen listening to stories that were told enjoyed visiting with them when we were little. Good man , good father , and huband . Sympathy to the family but I know you are rejoycing that he is with your mom and the Lord.
Our Prayers are with you
Brenda, Jody,Lynn, KimSorry for your Loss, Your Family will be in Our Prayers.
Sorry we can't be there, praying for the family.