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Timothy Virlyn Tilson

Timothy Virlyn Tilson, 60, of Gastonia, passed away on June 4, 2020 at Caromont Regional Healthcare. He was born in Gaston County on February 7, 1960, the son of Shirley Owens Tilson and the late Virlyn Stanley Tilson. Timothy loved his daughter and enjoyed spending as much time with her as he possibly could. He enjoyed flying toy airplanes and loved to go outside and make noises with all of the owls that lived in his backyard.

In addition to his mother, Timothy is survived by his daughter, Abby Marie Tilson, of the home; brother, Randy Scott Tilson of South Carolina; and a niece, Kenyia Tilson.

Services are private.

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1980 in Bessemer City seems like a lifetime ago now. Rest In Peace old friend.

Robert Fricks USN Ret. Apr 12 2021 12:00 AM

I was born feb. 1st, 1960, and Tim was born feb. 7th 1960, in the same neighborhood. We played together as kids, hung out together as adults. Got in trouble together, had alot of fun together. I hung out with him alot in his band RiffRaff. He was a great drummer and musician. As well as a great businessman. Tim, you will be greatly missed. Rest in peace my brother.
Randy Childers/Chile

To, shirley, abby, randy, and family. We are sorry for your loss. Randy and pam childers and cathy childers.

Randy Childers Jun 16 2020 12:00 AM

Tim I would like to say you were a great drummer and friend I wish I had known you were sick I would have have paid my last respects

TC Jun 15 2020 12:00 AM

I would like to pay my respect and say you were a great drummer and friend and I wish I would have known you were sick so I could have said good bye

TC Jun 15 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Timothy Tilson

TC Jun 15 2020 12:00 AM

you will be missed.lots of great memories and great friend and great drummer love you brother dennis and beverly absher

DENNIS ABSHER Jun 14 2020 12:00 AM

Shirley and Abbey,
Sorry for your loss.
Marlene Gaddis Justice

Marlene Jun 14 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Timothy Tilson

The Staff of Benson Funeral & Cremation Services Jun 11 2020 12:00 AM