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

John L. Tilman was born in Pawnee, Ok. on Jan. 19, 1921, and passed away Jan. 18, 1994.

The son of Franklin and Doris (Dunham) Tilman, he grew up in Perry and graduated from Perry high school in 1938.

On September 2, 1941, Tilman married his high school sweetheart, Edyth Elizabeth “Edy” Gottlieb, in Oklahoma City, and they were married for over 52 years.

They lived in Oklahoma City upon his return from military service in WWII.

He is survived by his wife, Edyth, daughter Laurie Blumstock and husband Marshal, son Billy and wife, Lee Ann Tilman.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Services will be at 2 p.m., January 21, 1994.