Tillmon Worth Smith, affectionately known as “Smitty”, was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi, February 18, 1939 to the late Richard and Mary Smith. Tillmon was the youngest of 5 sons.
On December 31, 1944, the Smith family migrated to the Southside of Chicago to raise their family. Tillmon was educated in the Chicago Public School System attending Shoop Grammar School and graduating from Crane High School. Tillmon continued his education and earned his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Tillmon was drafted to the US Army in 1962. While in the Army, he received his medical assistant certificate and served the sick and wounded soldiers.
Upon returning home, he secured a job at the US Post Office. He befriended a young lady by the name of Charlotte Wing. They rapidly became best friends and it blossomed into the love of his life. On November 16, 1971, Smitty became known as the gentle giant. Throughout their 51 years of marriage, you never saw one without the other. They worked together, traveled together to France, England, and Canada to name a few. They were best friends. Being the gentle person that Smitty was, his presence was always felt. He was a companion, a provider, and a solid supporter of his family.
Smitty had a wonderful family life and education was a priority which he instilled in each of his girls. Shelley, Donna, and Tatiana achieved and complete his desire for higher education. Smitty loved life throwing weekend club parties, playing the trumpet and watching the Bulls Basketball team. Smitty’s life is a reflection of God’s power and strength when words are not needed. His presence will be felt and remembered by those who knew him.
Tillmon made his transition peacefully with his family at his side. Tillmon was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Eugene, Henry, and Richard. Tillmon leaves behind to cherish his memory: His loving wife Charlotte, three daughters Shelley Wing, Donna (Erich) Lewis, and Tatiana (Taylour) Smith. His brother Robert (Margie) Smith. His seven grandchildren Jaqueline Lewis, Victoria Eulingbourgh, Evin Eulingbourgh, Anderson Eulingbourgh, Jalen Lewis, Joseph Lewis and Adia McGee. One great grandson Johnny Morton. Special acknowledgement Burton Eulingbourgh and Booker Clay and a host of family and friends.
Arrangements entrusted to Sadowski Funeral Home of Hegewisch: 13300 S. Houston Ave., Chicago, IL 60633. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 9:00 am until 10:00 am. Prayers from chapel at 10:00 for Interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
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