FORT MYERS - Mr. Doyle Alfred Tillis, 90, a resident of Ft. Myers, FL since 1999, formerly of Fort Meade, FL and Mooresville, NC, passed away May 27, 2019 in Ft. Myers, FL after a long brave battle with AFIB.
Doyle was born in Ft. Meade, FL on December 15, 1928 to Angus and Eva Tillis, now deceased. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Fannetta in 1994; son, Doyle Alfred Tillis, Jr.; 4 brothers and 3 sisters.
Doyle was a people person, he loved everyone and enjoyed telling his old stories which fascinated everyone who listened. After both their spouses passed away, he met Betty, his wife. They were devoted to each other and had so much in common. They were both very inquisitive and traveled throughout almost every state in the U.S., thus making for some interesting adventures.
Doyle and Betty hosted his Fort Meade class reunion for 20 years, always the first Saturday in October. He enjoyed every minute and looked forward to the next one every year. He was proud of his profession as a fast food construction supervisor. He loved to tell how many building he had built, and how fast he had built them. He will forever be in our hearts and never forgotten.
Doyle is survived by three children, Marsha (Rick) Robertson, Karon (Jenny) Tillis, Beverly (Dennis) Caldwell; sister, Jean Durrance; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
At Doyle's request, there will be no services. He wanted to be remembered as happy and vibrant. No sad songs for him.