Obituary – Tilman, John Lee “Johnnie”

John Lee "Johnnie" Tilman

Class of 1938

1938 Graduation Edition
Johnnie Lee Tilman

– son of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Dunham. He was born in Pawnee and has attended schools in Cushing, Frederick, and Perry.

He is a member of the DeMolay organization, F.F.A., was treasurer of the junior class and played the lead in the senior play this year.

He plans to attend the Oklahoma A. and M. College in Stillwater next year.

John Lee “Johnnie” Tilman

January 19, 1921 – January 18, 1994

Services were Friday in Oklahoma City for John L. Tilman, who died Jan. 18, 1994, at his home in Oklahoma City.

Tilman was born Jan. 19, 1921, in Pawnee, but was reared in Perry. He was the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Dunham, with whom he made his home.

He was 1938 graduate of Perry high school. While in high school, he was a clerk at Brownie’s drug store. After World War II he was a sales representative traveling through this area.

His wife of 52 years, Edyth, is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Gottlieb, who operated Gottlieb’s Vogue, a women’s wear store, here. Prior to that the Gottliebs were partners in the Famous department store, a pioneer Perry business.

The Tilmans had made their home in Oklahoma City for more than 50 years.

Survivors include his wife, Edyth, Perry; a son, Billy, Oklahoma City; and a daughter, Laurie Blumstock, of California.