Samuel “Sam” Tillitt, III – Obituary


Sam Tillitt, III, of Wake Forest passed away on Sunday September 12, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Pasquotank County son of the late Mildred Cooper Tillitt and Samuel Edward Tillitt, Jr. and was preceded in death by a son; Christopher Tillitt and a sister; Susan McHale.

He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp where he was medically retired.

A funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, September 16, 2021 in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home with Chaplain Jim Dyer officiating. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Franklinton.

Mr. Tillitt is survived by his wife; Marie Tillitt, his sons; William “Billy” Tillitt and wife Sheila, Jeffrey “Jeff” Tillitt and his girlfriend Kristen Morse, stepdaughter; Tina Wilson, stepsons; Jeramy Wilson and wife Lindsay, Jamie Wilson, grandchildren; Tyler, Cameron, Haley, Summer Tillitt, Keegan, Kristin, Kylan, Kathryn, Jeramy Gavin, Trenton and Luke Wilson, great grandchildren; Kaden and Charlotte Marie, a sister; Mildred Anne Davlin.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Transitions Life Care Hospice 250 Hospice Circle Raleigh, NC 27607.

Friends may visit with the family 1 hour prior to the service at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center 405 South Main Street Wake Forest, NC 27587.