Mr. Frederick "Freddy" Ray Tillis, Jr.
  • The family suggests memorial contributions be made to: Fred Tillis Jr. memorial fund, 503 Bream Street, Charleston, WV 25387

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“Sincere condolences to you all. ”
1 of 49 | Posted by: Julia Thomas Hall - Clayton, NC

“Fred was one of the most sincere people i have been fortunate to call my friend. he was always there when anyone ever needed him. he taught me alot...Read More »
2 of 49 | Posted by: Erica Garlitz - Lonaconing, MD

“You are all in our thoughts and prayers and Fred will forever be in our hearts. Thanks for all the wonderful memories, you will be missed :) ”
3 of 49 | Posted by: Tammy, Robin, Glenda, Tim, Mike, Jeremy, Misty and The Dogtown G - WV

“Freddy,I really don't even know how to put my emotions to words. I can't believe it's already been a day after your funeral. I found out on Facebook,...Read More »
4 of 49 | Posted by: Courtney - Cross Lanes, WV

“Freddy, You were the one who helped me to learn to skate to music and I remember you telling me not to worry you had me. You made so many people...Read More »
5 of 49 | Posted by: Sue Banonis (Craig's Mom) - WV

“Freddy u will be missed ”
6 of 49 | Posted by: Eric Pauley - institute vfd, WV

“Freddy was an wonderful man he help my daughter and I always he took us to cinni.children's hospital many times What a wonderful man and heaven got a...Read More »
7 of 49 | Posted by: Twylla bays - Tornado, WV

“There are men who live thier life and then there are men who change lives. YOU DID BOTH. You were the type of man whose life and death should be...Read More »
8 of 49 | Posted by: Craig Booth - Hyannis, MA

“Freddy, "Go Rest High On That Mountain" We will forever cherish your enduring passion and compassion for life. Your love and humour has penetrated...Read More »
9 of 49 | Posted by: Diana L Cox, Lori White and family - WV

“FREDDY YOU WE'RE A GREAT MAN YOU ALWAYS HAD A KIND WORD YOUR ABILITY TO MAKE PEOPLESMILE WAS SOMETHING ELSE JUST LIKE YOU ONE OF A KIND THAT CAN...Read More »
10 of 49 | Posted by: Cindy GarnesTayloe - charleston, WV

“Freddie was an amazing man! He gave me my first job in EMS! He taught me a lot not only was he my supervisor, coworker, he was a friend and a...Read More »
11 of 49 | Posted by: Kelly Wymer - Nitro, WV

“Hello I met Freddy at the skate rink I became friends with him and Kelly Fred was so nice and funny kept you laughing And he will be missed Kelly...Read More »
12 of 49 | Posted by: Carolyn Kroger - South Charleston, WV

“freddy rest in peace.you will be missed ”
13 of 49 | Posted by: David Foster - cross lanes, WV

“Fred touched so many lives,he will be greatly missed. He could always make me laugh and was always very pleasant to work with. Kelly, you and your...Read More »
14 of 49 | Posted by: Deborah Lawrence Miller - Durham, NC

“Freddy, you were a wonderful friend to all. God bless you Freddy and your family in their time and need. You will be greatly missed. with love...Read More »
15 of 49 | Posted by: Jake and Lisa Kerr - Nitro, WV

“To the family of Freddy, our hearts go out to you for your great loss. He was dearly loved and a wonderful gental man. He will be greatly missed. ”
16 of 49 | Posted by: Jake and Lisa Kerr - Nitro, WV

“I just met Fred last month. Met him at the Hurricane Wave Pool and he was teaching CPR classes there and he was my contact for KCEAA... I felt like...Read More »
17 of 49 | Posted by: Tanya Call - Milton, WV

“Rest in Peace Freddy. Thanks for always being there with a smile and funny story. You made your patient's feel special, and had a knack for the...Read More »
18 of 49 | Posted by: Andy Brown - Princeton, WV

“Freddie I will truly miss you. This is very sad news. I will always remember the first time I met you, my mother Lena worked with u at duff ambulance...Read More »
19 of 49 | Posted by: Hanna Marie Hammonds (Dawson) a.k.a. "Mudd" - WV

“Freddy, I met you at the skating rink when I was about 12 years old. Then again for my very first EMS jobwhich you gave me. You taught me how to...Read More »
20 of 49 | Posted by: Maryjo Woodford - Liberty, WV

“OUR THOGHTS AND PRAYER GO OUT TO THE TILLIS FAMILY... WE WILL MISS HIM DEEPLY... ”
21 of 49 | Posted by: KRISTIE AND MIKE HUGHES - NEOSHO, MO

“RIP-Fred. Thanks for all you have done to help others. Thankful you were there in 1993 when I had my car accident. May God comfort and put His...Read More »
22 of 49 | Posted by: Tammy Carney - St. Albans, WV

“RIP FREDDY!! YOU WAS A GREAT PERSON AND NEVER KNEW A STRANGER. I REMEMBER YOU FROM DERRICKS ROLLARENA, YOU WOULD ALWAYS COME OUT AND SKATE WITH US...Read More »
23 of 49 | Posted by: Tina Shafer - nitro, WV

“RIP Fred It goes back to the Duff and Lifeline days. But really got to know you sitting at Thomas Wound Care/Beacon spent many hours in each others...Read More »
24 of 49 | Posted by: Dave Shafer - nitro, WV

“Freddie its hard to belive you are gone you truley played a huge part in my childhood and tought me things ill never forget u were my stepdad and...Read More »
25 of 49 | Posted by: jessica ryder - st. albans, WV

“My thoughts and prayers are with Freddie's family. Freddie touched my heart& lIfe,always was good to me& made me smile no matter what. He's always ...Read More »
26 of 49 | Posted by: Janet Tillis Day - St.Albans, WV

“I remember Fred as a dedicate volunteer with the Sissonsville and Cross Lanes Ambulance Services during my tenure as Executive Director of the KCEAA....Read More »
27 of 49 | Posted by: Frank Kirk - Fern Park, FL

“You all are in my thoughts at this time of loss,He was an good friend an mentor,taught me alot of what it means to work in EMS.I will miss his smile...Read More »
28 of 49 | Posted by: Kenneth Wheeler - St.Albans, WV

“Fred was a terrific man who was a friend to all. Always shared a special smile with everyone. God has a new angel. ”
29 of 49 | Posted by: Donna L. Gibeaut - Palm Coast, FL

“My prayers go out to his family and friends , Fred was a wonderful EMS brother ! I had the honor of knowing Freddie and I will truly miss him and his...Read More »
30 of 49 | Posted by: Jennifer Evans - South charleston, WV

“My prayer go out to everyone who knew Fred. He was a good man that love hid work in ems and helping others. ”
31 of 49 | Posted by: Larry Miller - Shrewsbury, WV

“May the family know that Fred touched the lives of many. His smile and laugh will be missed. I feel he is in the arms of the angels because of his...Read More »
32 of 49 | Posted by: Ed and Robin Combs - South Point, OH

“Rest in peace Freddy. It was truly my honor and privilege to have you as a friend. ”
33 of 49 | Posted by: ROBERT ABRAHAMS - HUNTINGTON, WV

“You taught me alot, Ill never forget you. ”
34 of 49 | Posted by: James Gillerlain - WV - friend

“Our condolences to Freddy's family & friends. He was such a gentleman and we will miss him. ”
35 of 49 | Posted by: Dale & Alesea Smith - Ironton, OH

“So sorry to hear about your loss. Fred was a very nice man who helped me get my CPR certification. May God bless and comfort you during this time. ”
36 of 49 | Posted by: Ashley Taylor

“RIP fred i will miss you so much me and crissy where remembering some of the time we had at duff i will never forget you my friend i love you man ”
37 of 49 | Posted by: paul mobley - friend

“He was one of a kind. Chipper really thought alot of him and he will miss him more than you will ever know. If there is any thing we can do please...Read More »
38 of 49 | Posted by: charles And Jody Adkins ( Chippers Parents) - WV

“You will truely be missed. You were an amazing person and I am glad I called you a friend. Gooch ”
39 of 49 | Posted by: Charles Gooch - Hurricane, WV

“rest in peace freddy.u will be missed. ”
40 of 49 | Posted by: lina jones - charleston, WV

“I worked with Fred from time to time during my career with KCEAA. It was an honor and a pleasure to have know Fred. He was a good friend and a true...Read More »
41 of 49 | Posted by: Carl Shaffer - Hinton, WV - KCEAA

“prayers to all ”
42 of 49 | Posted by: Tereasa A Jones Jarrett - WV

“To Fred's family sorry aabout your loss. Prayers for the whole family. God Bless you all. ”
43 of 49 | Posted by: Tereasa A Jones Jarrett - WV

“I am so sorry for your loss. Freddy was one of the most kind hearted people I knew and a true asset to the EMS Community. He will be greatly missed!...Read More »
44 of 49 | Posted by: Jessica Fidler - Belle, DC

“THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH FREDDIE FOR BEING SO KIND TO ME AND MY FAMILY WHEN OUR UNCLE/BROTHER WAS SICK AND YOU TOOK HIM TO THE DOCTOR IN THE AMBULANCE....Read More »
45 of 49 | Posted by: Kim Messer - Nitro, WV - Friend

“A true loss to this world. Gift to the next. ”
46 of 49 | Posted by: michael wiedeman - hurricane, WV

“Fred was a great friend, firefighter, and a wonderful instructor he recently taught my BLS instructor class.. He will sadly be missed by many... ”
47 of 49 | Posted by: Joey Eskridge - Charleston, WV

“we will miss you dearly ”
48 of 49 | Posted by: jake @ jaen - charleston, WV

“Love you guys and you all are in my prayers......GOD BLESS YOU ”
49 of 49 | Posted by: Teresa G Houston (Reese) - WV


Frederick " Freddy" Ray Tillis Jr, 54, was received by his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 19, 2012 after a short illness. He was preceded in death by his mother, Madolyn Tillis; Grandparents, Bertha and Lester Freshour, George W. Sr. and Geneva Susan Thomas Tillis , Uncles , Robert C. Tillis, George W. Tillis Jr. Fred had never met a stranger and he could always make you Laugh and he Loved to share his Beautiful Smile. He was a Inspiration to many wanting to serve with EMS.
He is survived by his Father, Frederick R. Tillis Sr. and wife Hannah of Charleston, Brother, Kelly L. Tillis, Sister, Deborah Adkins both of Cross Lanes and a host of nieces and nephews.
Fred was a longtime Emergency Medical Technician currently serving Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority and Tyler Mountain Volunteer Fire Department, EMS Director for Collins P. Huntington New River Train Excursions. CAMC BLS Instructor. He started in EMS as a volunteer in 1977 with Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority through the Cross Lanes Volunteer Ambulance and Sissonville Volunteer Ambulance. He was a former employee of Duff Ambulance and Rollerena in North Charleston. Most will remember Fred for his passion for teaching CPR/ First Aid classes throughout the state. His Love for EMS, his family and friends and the Collins P. Huntington model railroad club.
A Special Thank You to Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance for helping the family during our time of need. He really Loved working with all of you. The family suggests Memorial contributions be made to : The Fred Tillis Jr. Memorial Fund , 503 Bream St. Charleston, WV 25387
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, March 22, at Perrow Presbyterian Church, Cross Lanes,WV. with Chaplain Scott Nasby officiating. Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes with Fire and EMS Honors. Friends may call from 6:00PM- 9:00PM Wednesday at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Rd, Cross Lanes, WV. Online condolences may be sent to tylermountainfuneralhome.com