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Mel Tillis

August 8, 1932 ~ November 19, 2017 (age 85)
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A candle was lit by Janine Sherry on November 22, 2017 4:58 PM
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A candle was lit by Eeklies on November 22, 2017 6:02 PM
Message from Tammy Weems
November 22, 2017 6:03 PM

I am so very sorry for the loss of
Mel Tillis, he will be sadly missed. I have listed to his music all my life. And it's with a heavy heart to have to tell you how deeply sorry I truly am about his passing. I will always remember his big heart and huge smile, and one of the best singing voices that god ever put here on earth. My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you. God bless you all. Rest in heavenly peace! Mel Tillis!... :'(
Message from Pam Cloud
November 22, 2017 7:33 PM

Prayers for your family during this difficult time. Loved listening to Mel when I was growing up. A legend and an icon.
Message from Charlie Dillard - WPFA Country Raido - Pensacola, FL
November 22, 2017 7:39 PM

One of the best in country music. I have played a lot of Mel's music. May his music live forever.
My Prayers for the family and friends of the Great Mel Tillis.
Mel songs are real country music.
Love and Prayers,
Charlie Dillard

Message from Diane Welker
November 22, 2017 7:46 PM

Pam,
My thoughts and prayers have been with you.

Diane Welker
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A candle was lit by Phyllis Morris on November 22, 2017 7:49 PM
Message from George Bourque
November 22, 2017 7:52 PM

Saturday am,1970 something,I was a guard in a shipyard in comes this guy with his guitar sits with down and had a conversation with me.He had chartered a fish boat.I later found out that this was Mel Tillis...never forgot it..became a fan...Live in Ocala and always hoped to run into him to say thanks

R. I. P
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A candle was lit by Carol Pierson on November 22, 2017 7:58 PM
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A candle was lit by Karen Johns on November 22, 2017 8:42 PM
Message from Mildred Lauck
November 22, 2017 8:43 PM

As like those that have passed on before you, may it bring comfort to your family,friends and fellow musicans that you are now performing for THE LORD now ! The circle never unbroken !
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A candle was lit by Danny Foster on November 22, 2017 8:51 PM
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A candle was lit by Jack Spencer on November 22, 2017 8:52 PM
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A candle was lit by Larry and Margaret Teague on November 22, 2017 8:56 PM
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A candle was lit by Peggy Sue Kaiser on November 22, 2017 8:58 PM
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A candle was lit by Lisa W. on November 22, 2017 8:58 PM
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A candle was lit by Bobby W. on November 22, 2017 8:59 PM
Message from hamilton ohio
November 22, 2017 9:01 PM

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Message from Noblegerry@outlook.com
November 22, 2017 9:08 PM

Thoughts and prayers to the family. I have always loved Mel's songs and listening to his sense of humor. Heaven has received another great singer. Canada will miss you.😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢
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A candle was lit by Martha Cullifer-Howell on November 22, 2017 9:09 PM
Message from Illinois
November 22, 2017 9:13 PM

This man was a legend in music and in life. May he rest in peace and give you comfort from heaven till you meet again someday
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A candle was lit by TK and Elizabeth King on November 22, 2017 9:15 PM
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A candle was lit by Trina Schuller and David Kebsch sr on November 22, 2017 9:15 PM
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A candle was lit by TK, Elizabeth, Anna & Rachel King on November 22, 2017 9:23 PM
Eternal rest grant unto him and may perpetual light shine upon him.
Well done good and faithful servant, well done.
Thanks for being a bright, shining star in our galaxy Mel!
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A candle was lit by Bonnie Floyd on November 22, 2017 9:24 PM
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A Crystal Cross was sent on November 22, 2017

We are so sorry to learn of your sweet Daddy's passing. Ernest Tubb's Children - Elaine, Erlene, Ernest Jr., Dean, and Karen .

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A candle was lit by Patricia Hawkins on November 22, 2017 9:34 PM
Message from Ricky Dunford
November 22, 2017 9:34 PM

Just to let the family know that I'm a big fan of his, and always enjoyed his music through many years since I been on this earth for 47 years now, I want to send out my sympathy and prayers to the family through this difficult time, His music will continue to be played here on this Earth for many, many years to come.
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A candle was lit by Phil & Sandy Westmoreland on November 22, 2017 9:36 PM
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A candle was lit by Stuart and Helen Pierson on November 22, 2017 9:42 PM
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A candle was lit by DARRYL SIMPSON on November 22, 2017 9:43 PM
Message from Myrna
November 22, 2017 9:43 PM

My sincerest condolences to the family of Mel Tillis. Your music will live on forever. Thank you for being a great artist who loved making music. Rest in peace.
Message from Darryl Simpson. From Australia.
November 22, 2017 9:47 PM

You brought so much joy to my life with your songs. I only wish that i had met you or seen you in concert. May you rest in peace you will be missed
Message from Oblong, IL
November 22, 2017 9:47 PM

Certainly one of a kind. He came to our rural community for Burl Ives' memorial service, where he sang. May his memory be a blessing!
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A candle was lit by Helen Pierson on November 22, 2017 9:50 PM
God how I LOVE AND WILL MISS YOU AND YOUR REAL REAL REAL COUNTRY MUSIC..you are THE BEST,See you in HILLBILLY HEAVEN!
Message from Bnovey@netins.net
November 22, 2017 9:54 PM

RIP Mel. Have always listed to his music.
Got to meet him in Branson a couple of times. Was a wonderful person
Will be missed by many.
Our thoughts and prayers to the family
Brian and Donna Novey
Message from Donna Hannan
November 22, 2017 9:55 PM

Condolences to the family. He was a wonderful person, great entertainer and will be greatly missed by all. I had the pleasure of meeting him many, many years ago at a Political fundraiser in Panama City, FL while attending with my uncle and he was most gracious and funny.
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A candle was lit by Steve Knowles on November 22, 2017 9:56 PM
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A candle was lit by Fan leslie walker of stockton ca on November 22, 2017 9:56 PM
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A candle was lit by Denise Pederson 🇨🇦 on November 22, 2017 10:02 PM
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A candle was lit by Betty Melton on November 22, 2017 10:07 PM
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A candle was lit by APRIL RIGSBY on November 22, 2017 10:09 PM
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A candle was lit by Darcy MacDonald - Whitehorse Yukon Canada on November 22, 2017 10:17 PM
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A candle was lit by Bob & Vickey Eldridge on November 22, 2017 10:18 PM
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A candle was lit by Carol Bellamy on November 22, 2017 10:20 PM
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A candle was lit by Teri White-Lehigh on November 22, 2017 10:20 PM
Message from Tonya Collingsworth
November 22, 2017 10:21 PM

Sending condolences to the family of Mr.Tillis . Thanks to our father for listening to Mel's music ,and I continued to listen to it into my adult hood ,thank you for sharing your music you will be missed . Much love Collingsworth Family
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A candle was lit by Marie Kerr on November 22, 2017 10:24 PM
Message from Rebecca Freeze
November 22, 2017 10:28 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with Mel's Family,Friend and Fans today and days to come.May God wrap his arm's around you and let you know you are not alone. Enjoyed his music 🎶 and will continue listening to his music.Country music was Great because of Mel. See ya in Paradise soon
Message from John Torchia
November 22, 2017 10:28 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with Mel's family. I just loved going to see Mel in concert. We will miss you Mel . John Torchia
Tucson AZ
Message from Larry & Ora Richardson
November 22, 2017 10:29 PM

Our deepest condolences to the Tillis family. We loved Mel Tillis and saw him once at The Texas Hall of Fame Dancehall and Stone Mountain in Dripping Springs Tx. He will be greatly missed. God Bless.
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A candle was lit by Ora Aranda-Richardson on November 22, 2017 10:30 PM
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A candle was lit by Rebecca Freeze on November 22, 2017 10:30 PM
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A candle was lit by Phil S. Allen on November 22, 2017 10:34 PM
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A candle was lit by Lubbock TX on November 22, 2017 10:35 PM
My sinceresr condolences to Pam and the entire Mel Tillis family. He was one of a kind, and I saw him several times in concert. Had a beautiful voice and such a talented songwriter. His music will live on in our hearts forever!! RIP Mr Tillis
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A candle was lit by Dan & Rebecca Scott on November 22, 2017 10:35 PM
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A candle was lit by Karen davis on November 22, 2017 10:36 PM
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A candle was lit by Pamela Jones on November 22, 2017 10:39 PM
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A candle was lit by Daron Johnson from Mount Airy, NC on November 22, 2017 10:39 PM
Message from Karen Davis
November 22, 2017 10:40 PM

Sorry for ur loss love to all the family their will never be another coke cola cowboy Rest In Peace
Message from Teri White-Lehigh Gettysburg, PA
November 22, 2017 10:52 PM

My deepest sympathy's to the family for the loss of the legendary Mel Tillis. Sending prayers for comfort and peace during this difficult time. Gone yet never forgotten, thank you for the wonderful music. Rest In Paradise "Coca-Cola Cowboy".
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A candle was lit by Kathryn Montanez on November 22, 2017 10:52 PM
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A candle was lit by Bill & Karen Newcome on November 22, 2017 10:55 PM
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A candle was lit by Tracy Carter on November 22, 2017 10:56 PM
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A candle was lit by Marilyn K ... on November 22, 2017 10:56 PM
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A candle was lit by Jim MOtes on November 22, 2017 10:57 PM
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A candle was lit by Zina Johns on November 22, 2017 10:57 PM
Message from Kim Clark
November 22, 2017 10:58 PM

My sincerest heartfelt sympathies is with his loving family, friends and band mates. He was an incredible man that was loved deeply by so many, he filled our hearts with love and joy by his love, outstanding personality, exceptional talent of songs, singing and humor that we'll cherish forever and generations to come will know of his music and legacy. My closure, I'm glad I got the wonderful opportunity to have met and spoke with him while working amongst the music scene and while being employed in an arena where he'd often perform, one of the highlights of my life I'll hold always hold dear. His presence will be greatly missed. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with his family.
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A candle was lit by Kim Clark on November 22, 2017 10:59 PM
Message from Kathryn Montanez
November 22, 2017 11:00 PM

Thank you Mel for your beautiful music you gave all your fans. R.I. P. Condolences to the family.
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A candle was lit by Patti Bailey on November 22, 2017 11:00 PM
Message from Patti Bailey
November 22, 2017 11:04 PM

My heart is hurting so bad. I loved Mel as a person and as an entertainer. I was praying so hard, he’d get well and perform again. Prayers for each of his children, band members, mothers of his children, and the rest of his family.
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A candle was lit by Marcellla Votaw on November 22, 2017 11:06 PM
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A candle was lit by Stan&Cathy Collins on November 22, 2017 11:07 PM
Message from Sherry Brown
November 22, 2017 11:09 PM

I’m so sorry for his passing he is so loved I am just another person who will miss him ,the family is in my prayers may God comfort you as only he can
Message from Kim Clark
November 22, 2017 11:12 PM

I send my apologies and sincerest heartfelt sympathies to his loving family, friends and band mates on his passing. He was an incredible man that was loved deeply by so many, he filled our hearts with love and joy by his love, outstanding personality, exceptional talent of songs, singing and humor that we'll cherish forever and generations to come will know of his music and legacy. My closure, I'm honored that I had the wonderful opportunity of meeting speaking and seeing him perform by working around the music industry and being employed at a well known arena he'd perform at. His presence will be greatly missed. My love, thoughts and prayers are with the family. God Bless
Message from Glenna Malley
November 22, 2017 11:14 PM

My condolences to the family of Mel Tillis ...He was a wonderful singer who has entertained us for many years..
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A candle was lit by Sherry Brown on November 22, 2017 11:14 PM
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A candle was lit by Angela Watson on November 22, 2017 11:15 PM
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A candle was lit by Mary Coats on November 22, 2017 11:16 PM
Message from Watson, Arkansas
November 22, 2017 11:20 PM

I loved to hear Mel sing. He was so great. I have followed his career for years. I am so sorry that he passed away. He is resting in Gods Sweet Arms now. I am Praying for the family. God Bless you all.
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A candle was lit by Donna Sullivan on November 22, 2017 11:20 PM
Message from Angela Watson
November 22, 2017 11:23 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Mr.Tillis was a great singer, writer, and all around entertainer. I saw him in concert a few times and he made everyone feel like we were part of the show. It seemed like we were on his front porch having a singing instead of in a huge civic center or concert hall. It was just that special. As I left I noticed that every one I saw had a smile on their face. He just had a way to make people happy. Thank you for sharing him with the world! God Bless you and comfort you during this time!!!
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A candle was lit by Karen Berka on November 22, 2017 11:25 PM
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A candle was lit by Johnnie Connolly on November 22, 2017 11:27 PM
Message from Jeanne. Payne
November 22, 2017 11:27 PM

Our deepest condolences to the Tillis Family, Anytime is a very sad time to loose a family member but, this time of the year is the worse. He was a very good singer loved his music. God Bless you all & keep you strong threw this difficult time.
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A candle was lit by Delilah Ogle on November 22, 2017 11:34 PM
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A candle was lit by SharonDech on November 22, 2017 11:48 PM
Message from Republic, MO
November 22, 2017 11:48 PM

Our sympathy and prayers to the Tillis family. Mr. Tillis was an awesome entertainer. My sister Kathy and I enjoyed his work very much.
Jeff and Kathy Stalnaker
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A candle was lit by Jeff Stalnaker on November 22, 2017 11:49 PM
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A candle was lit by Jo Lucas on November 22, 2017 11:57 PM
Message from Jo Lucas
November 23, 2017 12:08 AM

Rest In Peace Mel, I have loved you for over 50 years, Your music has always helped me through so many times in my life. One of my greatest honors was to give you a rose & shake your hand while you were on stage at the Poncan Theater in Ponca City, Oklahoma in 2003. You will always have a place in my heart, I know Heavens Choir sounds so beautiful now.
With Love & Prayers
Ms. Jo Lucas
Ponca City, Oklahoma
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A candle was lit by Karen. Farmer on November 23, 2017 12:22 AM
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A candle was lit by Keith Reeves on November 23, 2017 12:23 AM
Message from Karen. Farmer
November 23, 2017 12:25 AM

Mel. Was a great singer. He will be. Missed. Loved. Mel. Tillis
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A candle was lit by Leza Wilson on November 23, 2017 12:33 AM
Message from Phyllis McMullen
November 23, 2017 12:52 AM

was so sorry to hear this , know we'll see him again
Message from Matthew Luman
November 23, 2017 12:53 AM

I would like to give all of your precious family our Condolences from The Luman Family . I have been fortunate to have witnessed your talent many times throughout my life and it was a true pleasure to have the honor of meeting you Mel . May you Rest In Peace for eternity. God Bless
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A candle was lit by Pam Cayce on November 23, 2017 1:03 AM
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A candle was lit by Joseph Hupp on November 23, 2017 1:03 AM
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A candle was lit by Laura Hunter on November 23, 2017 1:10 AM
I am so very sorry for y'all's loss. I am praying for your family.
Message from Pam Cayce
November 23, 2017 1:11 AM

Prayers going up for for the family I got the pleasure of meeting Mel and I have a picture with him when he preformed at the theater in Glenn Rose what an amazing man Rest in peace Mel
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A candle was lit by Brenda Clarke on November 23, 2017 1:20 AM
Message from Brenda Clarke
November 23, 2017 1:22 AM

My thought and prayers to the family of Mel Tillis. His music and kindness will never leave us.
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A candle was lit by Peter Bishop UK on November 23, 2017 1:50 AM
Message from Anita Kilgore
November 23, 2017 1:50 AM

Rest I peace Mel. You have always been a favorite of mine. I will miss you. Prayers for the famil during this time.
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A candle was lit by HE Wells on November 23, 2017 1:53 AM
Message from Chris Schimmel
November 23, 2017 1:58 AM

He was an inspiration to so many people, a wonderful man, singer, songwriter, actor, entertainer and he will be greatly missed! Another legend gone and I am sure a huge loss for all his family and friends. Heaven gained another angel. Gone from this earth but never forgotten. Mel will live on in our hearts and with the music he gave us. Condolences to all the family!
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A candle was lit by Fred Haylett on November 23, 2017 2:23 AM
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A candle was lit by Susan McCaskill on November 23, 2017 3:04 AM
I have listened to and enjoyed Mel's music for close to 50 years. At a time when rock n roll was the rage a lady I babysat for introduced me to country music 🎤🎼🎹🎶 and I have been a fan ever since then. Mel will be greatly missed.
Message from Jeanette Henskey
November 23, 2017 3:24 AM

So sorry for your loss what a great person Mel will be missed so much loved his music saw him in Branson had my picture taken with him he was a great entertainer Sending my prayers to the family RIP Mel
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A candle was lit by Linda Gale on November 23, 2017 3:26 AM
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A candle was lit by Mark Westerling Sebring Florida on November 23, 2017 3:53 AM
Message from Lees Summit, MO
November 23, 2017 4:19 AM

My sincere sympathy to the Tillis family! I have been a fan since I was little. Mel was a great singer/songwriter! His early music was my favorite. Will be truly missed by us all! One of the best ever in country music! Prayers going out to all the family!
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A candle was lit by Radene Hutchinson Rosharon,Texas on November 23, 2017 4:21 AM
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A candle was lit by Irene Boocock on November 23, 2017 4:27 AM
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A candle was lit by James Shank on November 23, 2017 4:29 AM
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A candle was lit by Bonnie and Lynn Wacksman on November 23, 2017 4:30 AM
Message from England
November 23, 2017 4:31 AM

My sincere condolences to Pam and Family at this sad time.
Message from Bonnie Wacksman
November 23, 2017 4:31 AM

We are very sorry for your loss. Country Music has lost another great one.
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A candle was lit by Radene Hutchinson Rosharon,Texas on November 23, 2017 4:34 AM
Condolences to family & friends around the world who will always love his music.I heard Mr.Tillis as youngster growing up in the mountains of Virginia on The Grand Old Opray my folks listened to every week.Amazing man was great example for my cousin who had a stuttering impediment this was no reason to hinder accomplishing anything he set his mind to do and He became a Doctor.
Message from Neil J. Cacciottolo
November 23, 2017 4:47 AM

My sincere condolences to the Mel Tillis family.
I opened for Mel a couple of times in Chicago and Branson. Mel was a super person and a great guy to work for; with Mel, it was more fun than a job assignment. The first time we met, he gave me his card which read his publishing company's name - Tilley Tunes. I still have that business card as of today. Mel will be sorely missed.
Message from Covesville vs
November 23, 2017 5:03 AM

Prayers for your family we love listening to mel sing we was shock to hear of his passing god gain a wonderful angel he will look down on his family always. He was a great singer. So sorry for your lost.
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A candle was lit by Don Lee on November 23, 2017 5:21 AM
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A candle was lit by Tamara Smith Prickett on November 23, 2017 5:23 AM
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A candle was lit by Gene Ainsworth Jr on November 23, 2017 5:26 AM
Message from Gene Ainsworth Jr
November 23, 2017 5:34 AM

We are so sorry for your Loss our hearts go out to you guys we Will miss Mel so much we Loved his music and his songs too. God bless all of you this day Love Gene And Kim And Buster Ainsworth.
Message from Hazel Adkins
November 23, 2017 5:43 AM

Bless you Mel Tillis. I play your songs with my brother everyday. Rest in peace.
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A candle was lit by Pam Hulme Townley on November 23, 2017 5:55 AM
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A candle was lit by Charlie Collins on November 23, 2017 5:55 AM
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November 23, 2017 5:57 AM

Prayers for comfort
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A candle was lit by TANYA & Chuck Davis on November 23, 2017 6:07 AM
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A candle was lit by Margie Dillinger on November 23, 2017 6:08 AM
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A candle was lit by Howard and Rita Carroll on November 23, 2017 6:12 AM
Message from Els Adriaensen
November 23, 2017 6:12 AM

Dear Mel R.I.P. AND THE CONDOLEANCES FOR THE FAMILY ❤❤
Message from Howard and Rita Carroll
November 23, 2017 6:16 AM

VERY SAD TO HEAR OF MR.TILLIS PASSING!!HE WAS ONE OF A KIND AND A GREAT SINGER AND ENTERTAINER!!HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED!!HE WAS ONE OF OUR FAVORITES!!MAY HE REST IN PEACE!!-Howard and Rita Carroll
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A candle was lit by Becky Miller on November 23, 2017 6:16 AM
Message from Wanda Vick Burchfield
November 23, 2017 6:21 AM

Pam, I am so sorry. This is such I difficult time I know. May God give you comfort and the peace that only he can bring.
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A candle was lit by Kathy on November 23, 2017 6:22 AM
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A candle was lit by Daryl on November 23, 2017 6:25 AM
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A candle was lit by Linda Rincon Lopez on November 23, 2017 6:26 AM
Message from Linda Rincon Lopez
November 23, 2017 6:28 AM

To Pam and all the Tillis family, I am so very sorry to learn of Mel's passing. You all are in my prayers.
Message from Daryl
November 23, 2017 6:29 AM

So sorry for the loss of such a great man. He was the first live artist my parents took me to see at a young age. I’ve always had a spot for Mel’s music and pray your family will look back on your time with him with pride.
Message from Kimberly Creech -Mitchell
November 23, 2017 6:37 AM

May God be with the family & guide you through this great loss. I met Mel in Nashville back in 2015 and had the pleasure of talking with him about my songwriting. He was a thoughtful & caring man. He gave me encouragement to keep writing no matter how old I get. Before leaving we took pictures & he gave me several big hugs. I will never forget Mel and the love that he showed to me. He will be missed but forever remembered. God bless you all.
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A candle was lit by Darlene Brandon on November 23, 2017 6:39 AM
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A candle was lit by David Gunderosn on November 23, 2017 6:44 AM
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A candle was lit by David Gunderson on November 23, 2017 6:47 AM
My condolences tot he Tillis Family Me l was such a great guy I can't say enough that has not been said already already peace to everyone..
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A candle was lit by Marilyn Hudgens-Harris on November 23, 2017 6:51 AM
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A candle was lit by Betty m on November 23, 2017 6:52 AM
Message from Warren Sands
November 23, 2017 7:09 AM

A heartbreaking loss for all of use that love classic country and those that blessed us with it. Mel has always been on of my favorites and he a fantastic way of delivering a bit of humor to us along the way. Mel, we will truly miss on you the stage of live. But, your memories will live on in the great music that you blessed us with. Go now and be with or Lord.
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A candle was lit by Gail Roberts on November 23, 2017 7:23 AM
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A candle was lit by Carl Varnadoe on November 23, 2017 7:25 AM
Message from Trish McLean
November 23, 2017 7:27 AM

Wanted to send my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. Mel Tillis shared his talents with the world & I for one am forever grateful. He will be deeply missed but his music lives on. I had the opportunity to meet him in Branson several years ago. So nice & personable. So sorry his health did not allow him to go on the country music cruise in early '16. Was looking forward to seeing him again. Heartfelt thoughts to all...God Bless & Rest in Peace Mel!!
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A candle was lit by Debbie Kramer and Family on November 23, 2017 7:30 AM
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A candle was lit by Fran Dickens on November 23, 2017 7:32 AM
Message from Mary Sue Anders
November 23, 2017 7:33 AM

We will miss your music and humor. You made us feel like we knew you personally. Prayers for the family. Your music will always live on in our homes.
Message from Fran Dickens
November 23, 2017 7:35 AM

so sorry for Your loss and Ours. Mel was a great entertainer and Person. Prayers for The Family
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A candle was lit by Jean an alvin. Cobb on November 23, 2017 7:54 AM
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A candle was lit by Carolyn on November 23, 2017 7:57 AM
Message from West virginia
November 23, 2017 7:58 AM

Dear family we so sorry about your lost mel we are going to miss u very much. May god bless u all
Jean alvin cobb
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A candle was lit by Virginia glas on November 23, 2017 8:14 AM
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A candle was lit by Massachuettes on November 23, 2017 8:15 AM
Rest In Peace Mel. Say hello to all the greats before us. Your music will be missed.
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Message from Morgan Family
November 23, 2017 8:34 AM

My brother I have enjoyed your music since the seventies. Your music is what country music is all about. We have been to your theater in Branson and ask to meet you but to no avail. Being a traveling man I know that we will meet one day when we both meet the great architect of the universe. May God Bless You b/c he has already blessed us with your humor and music.
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A candle was lit by Helen Parsons and Thomas Butler on November 23, 2017 8:37 AM
Message from Phil Schutt
November 23, 2017 8:39 AM

Thoughts and prayers for the family. I met Brother Mel in Deadwood SD a couple years back at his concert there. He was signing autographs at his booth that was set up to sell CD's and such. I had brought my Deadwood Valley Scottish Rite cap for him to autograph and when he seen it the conversation was on! We talked a lot about Scottish Rite Masonry and his golf tournament. The people behind me in line were wondering what the heck ??? What a fine gentleman he was RIP Brother Tillis
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A candle was lit by LeRoy Poulson on November 23, 2017 8:41 AM
Message from Lela Anderson, Indpls., Indiana
November 23, 2017 8:43 AM

So sorry for your loss, praying for all family members. I loved to hear Mel sing, & tell jokes. He will be missed by many.
Message from LeRoy Poulson
November 23, 2017 8:46 AM

Goodbye, my good friend, you have been my number 1 performer. will miss your songs, and humor.
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A candle was lit by Pat Salway on November 23, 2017 8:59 AM
My most sincere sympathies and prayers for your family. Mel Tillis was a wonderful entertainer and story teller. He’ll always be our Coca Cola Cowboy!!! He’s rejoicing in Heaven with all his many friends and family. God Bless all of you..
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A candle was lit by Chris and Conley Stallard on November 23, 2017 9:09 AM
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November 23, 2017 9:20 AM

sorry for your loss prayers go out to family and friends
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A candle was lit by Bode Barker on November 23, 2017 9:21 AM
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A candle was lit by Lois Nitz on November 23, 2017 9:25 AM
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A candle was lit by Donnie Miller on November 23, 2017 9:27 AM
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A candle was lit by Katherine on November 23, 2017 9:28 AM
Message from Neil Richter
November 23, 2017 9:40 AM

Deepest condolences on your loss. One of the greatest entertainers. A fan.
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A candle was lit by Dianna and Jessica Kline on November 23, 2017 9:44 AM
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A candle was lit by Elaine Wickham on November 23, 2017 9:50 AM
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A candle was lit by Dianna Kline on November 23, 2017 9:50 AM
Grew up listening to that man. He was such a blessing to us all. Please take comfort in knowing he is at peace. I and my daughter Jessica send our deepest and most heartfelt prayers to the entire family. Bless you all.
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A candle was lit by Giles Cook on November 23, 2017 9:50 AM
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A candle was lit by Lynette Joudrey on November 23, 2017 9:52 AM
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A candle was lit by Elaine Wickham on November 23, 2017 9:55 AM
So sorry for the loss of a great man. Praying for peace, and comfort, to the family.
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A candle was lit by JOHN RAY BAXTER on November 23, 2017 10:17 AM
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A candle was lit by Deb Posten on November 23, 2017 10:21 AM
Message from Deb Posten
November 23, 2017 10:24 AM

Thoughts & prayers to Mel's family & friends... God bless... He's with the angel's now...
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A candle was lit by Rose Marie Gipe on November 23, 2017 10:27 AM
Message from Carolyn Gregory
November 23, 2017 11:03 AM

Pam,thoughts & prayers are with the family.
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A candle was lit by Jeanette Waid7 on November 23, 2017 11:05 AM
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A candle was lit by Peggy EAKER and family on November 23, 2017 11:21 AM
Message from Patrick Robinson
November 23, 2017 11:25 AM

May god be with your family in the deep loss of his grate man,our deepest prayers are with the family.May god bless you all
Message from Patrick Robinson
November 23, 2017 11:25 AM

May god be with your family in the deep loss of his grate man,our deepest prayers are with the family.May god bless you all
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A candle was lit by GERALDINE MCINTIRE on November 23, 2017 11:30 AM
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A candle was lit by GERALDINE MCINTIRE50 on November 23, 2017 11:35 AM
Message from Alice D. Legg
November 23, 2017 11:56 AM

Dear Family, May God bless Mel's soul and be with you one and all. I cherish the memories of being in his presents. These were his gifts for all he entertained in any manner. Thank you one and all for sharing his love with all of us. May God be with you all now and always.

Message from ALBERT MCGEE
November 23, 2017 12:02 PM

My condolences to the Tillis Family. I recall as a young boy, playing Mells albums for hours to learn to sing like my idol. Rest in peace Mel.
Message from Tokeya Adams
November 23, 2017 12:12 PM

I grew up listening to Mel Tillis and all the great ones. As long as there’s country music stations that play oldies, he’ll never be forgotten. I hope you find peace and comfort in each other and God. RIP and always in my heart and thoughts.
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A candle was lit by Tokeya Adams on November 23, 2017 12:17 PM
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A candle was lit by Georgia Eastman on November 23, 2017 12:53 PM
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A candle was lit by Katie Jarvis on November 23, 2017 1:00 PM
Message from Don Neil
November 23, 2017 1:09 PM

R.I.P. MEL, Singing in Heaven, Thank You For Your Music
Message from "Jimmy Louis" Wilken
November 23, 2017 1:12 PM

When I was in radio I had a chance to talk to Mel at length about how to create a truly profession show, as I was managing a singer at the time. We didn't have a lot of time to talk but what an education it was. Mel will be missed by all country music lovers and our heart goes out to Pam and the rest of the family. God's peace that passes all understanding be with you all.
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A candle was lit by KOUL, KIKN and all of Corpus Christi's former top country on November 23, 2017 1:16 PM
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A candle was lit by JOYCE GIBSON on November 23, 2017 1:44 PM
Message from Mary Sams
November 23, 2017 1:56 PM

Sorry for your lose love Mel Tills all his songs he well be miss
Message from Audrey Howe.
November 23, 2017 2:24 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Mel has alway been one of my favorite singers. Just a big fan. RIP Mel
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A candle was lit by Mrs Sheb(LindaDotson)WOOLEY on November 23, 2017 2:28 PM
Message from A big fan Audrey
November 23, 2017 2:34 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Mel was one of my favorite singers. Listen ed to him for ever. Will miss his music.. RIP Mel.
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A candle was lit by Victoria, Chicagoland on November 23, 2017 2:46 PM
A Great Loss to the Country Music world. My condolences to Mel's Family.
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A candle was lit by Jeff Rosenbery on November 23, 2017 2:50 PM
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A candle was lit by Letha Chalfant on November 23, 2017 3:20 PM
Message from Muncie, Indiana
November 23, 2017 3:24 PM

So sad and sorry to hear of Mel's passing!!!I will always remember Mel as a great talented man!! Love him and got to meet him once in the 70's in Indianapolis!!
Loved his music!! PRAYING for Peace and Comfort at this difficulttime!!!
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A candle was lit by Vickye Boykin on November 23, 2017 3:40 PM
So sorry for your loss. May God be with you for comfort at this time. He was indeed one of a kind. Will be missed by all. RIP Me;
Message from Frances & Ken Bradley
November 23, 2017 4:00 PM

One of our fondest memories of your family was the Christmas Show done at the Anderson Music Hall in Hiawassee, GA several years back. The music was awesome, the humor great and the love displayed by the family was so evident in the show. Thank you for sharing your music and family with us. Mel was one of a kind and will truly be missed by all. In our prayers!
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A candle was lit by richard rich, earl richs son on November 23, 2017 4:11 PM
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A candle was lit by Priscilla Bruce may your sweet memory be forever on November 23, 2017 4:47 PM
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A candle was lit by Goldie Seymour on November 23, 2017 4:54 PM
Message from Ohio
November 23, 2017 5:06 PM

I am so sorry about Mel Tills he was a great man also a good singer again I am so sorry
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A candle was lit by Fred & Alma Markham-Earls on November 23, 2017 5:18 PM
Message from Libby Griggs
November 23, 2017 5:22 PM

So sorry to lose Mel. He was a great guy and a long- time good friend. Prayers for his family.
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A candle was lit by Lynn Easterly on November 23, 2017 5:33 PM
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A candle was lit by Robert Taylor on November 23, 2017 6:06 PM
Message from Dan Coppens
November 23, 2017 6:23 PM

Sorry for your losd. I listen to your music all the time. U will be deeply missed.
Message from Dolly Kelly
November 23, 2017 7:00 PM

You shop remain in my heart always
You are deeply loved and May you R I P
We shall meet again bc the Family circle wo t Be Broken
My deepest cindokences,and symphony to Mel s family
Love you forever
Dolly Kelly
Message from Jerry L Hhaggardjlaggard
November 23, 2017 7:06 PM

Mel
You’ll be missed but not forgotten our prayers are with you and your family RIP
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A candle was lit by Cherrie and Marvin Cheever on November 23, 2017 7:10 PM
Message from Cherrie Cheever
November 23, 2017 7:12 PM

Condolences for family and friends, never got to meet Mel, but loved his music. Prayers for you all!
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A candle was lit by Juanita Bosmeny on November 23, 2017 7:28 PM
Message from Darleen Bernhardt
November 23, 2017 7:34 PM

Another great country legend joins all those who previously joined the greatest opry in heaven. What a great country songwriter/singer! We truly enjoyed the show in Mayetta, Ks at the Prairie Band Casino and Resort when Mel was their about a year ago. Fantastic show! He will be greatly missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with each family member at this difficult time. RIP Mel!
Message from Cocoa,Florida
November 23, 2017 7:35 PM

I had the great pleasure in meeting Mel. He was one of the greatest entertainmer. I know of. He loved his family and all of his children and grand children. Loved to hear him sing.. MEL you will be missed very much. You did your job here on earth. God will welcome you with open arms and say a job well done. Go rest in peace
Message from Denise Alvarado
November 23, 2017 7:39 PM

Im so sorry for your loss he was a legend you have my deepest condolences.God Bless.
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A candle was lit by Billy and Laurie Sterling on November 23, 2017 7:54 PM
Message from Billy and Laurie Sterling
November 23, 2017 8:00 PM

We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. It is hard to loose a loved one. Mel was a treasure. We were fortunate to see him at the Lumberyard in Roscoe, TX. He was great! He will live on through his family and his music. Prayers.
Message from Roger bailey
November 23, 2017 8:58 PM

Was so sad to hear about mels passing. He was such a great entertainer, thank god for the time we had to enjoy his awesome voice. Praying for the family.....
Message from Wayne and Jerry Battenfield
November 23, 2017 9:00 PM

Pam we are so sorry to hear about the passing of Mel. We love his music and went to see him every time we could. He will surely be missed by all. He was a one of a kind entertainer and one of the best. We are praying for peace and comfort at this time for you and the other family members. Rest In Peace Mel, we love you.
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A candle was lit by Wayne and Jerry Battenfield on November 23, 2017 9:02 PM
Message from carol ferguson
November 23, 2017 10:47 PM

WE ARE SO SORRY ABOUT MEL'S PASSING .HE IS A LEGEND, EVERY ONE IN HEAVEN WILL BE GLAD TO SEE HIM,,MERLE, JEAN , GEORGE , GOD WANTED ANOTHER ANGEL TO HELP FILL THE CIRCLE , HIS PAIN IS GONE , WE KNOW HIS FAMILY WILL MISS HIM ,ALL OF HIS FANS AND FRIENDS ALSO WILL MISS HIM ,MET HIM TWICE HE WAS SO NICE AND SWEET TO US , LOVE YOU MEL RIP ,
Message from Dan ransdell
November 23, 2017 11:03 PM

I can remember working on the farm for mel and mr.john on Hinton Rd and building a black board fence on jarrell ridge and meeting Mel in person Mr tillis you will surely be missed.
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A candle was lit by Linda Howey on November 23, 2017 11:46 PM
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A candle was lit by Mary Morgan on November 24, 2017 1:02 AM
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A candle was lit by Tom & Debbie Prince on November 24, 2017 4:44 AM
Message from Tom & Debbie Prince
November 24, 2017 4:57 AM

We have lost one of the very best singers,songwriters,entertainers & most important a great friend. Mel always took the time for you, he was a true gentleman. He will be sadly missed by all. Our thoughts & prayers go out to Pam, Sonny and the rest of the Tillis family & friends. with all our Love.
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A candle was lit by Joseph McGouldrick on November 24, 2017 5:06 AM
Message from Joseph McGouldrick
November 24, 2017 5:15 AM

my thoughts and prayers are with you. growing up i was in a wheelchair due to my mild cerebral palsy and i spent many hours listening to Mel. his music made a huge impact in my life.
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A candle was lit by Mike Semchison on November 24, 2017 5:57 AM
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A candle was lit by Don Hooker and Family on November 24, 2017 7:00 AM
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A candle was lit by Becky Barton on November 24, 2017 7:16 AM
Message from Glen Nalley
November 24, 2017 7:30 AM

Mr. Tillis was always on my short list of great talents. He was also a gentleman, someone I would like for my sons to be like. I know he will be missed by many.
Message from Martha Cobb Fielder
November 24, 2017 7:47 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Tillis family in this time of your loss.
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A candle was lit by Mark Garrison on November 24, 2017 8:09 AM
Message from David Slater
November 24, 2017 8:55 AM

I’m thankful for Mel Tillis. He was good to me. He was an uncommonly genuine person in the industry. Blessings to his great family.
Message from David Slater
November 24, 2017 8:55 AM

I’m thankful for Mel Tillis. He was good to me. He was an uncommonly genuine person in the industry. Blessings to his great family.
Message from David Slater
November 24, 2017 8:56 AM

I’m thankful for Mel Tillis. He was good to me. He was an uncommonly genuine person in the industry. Blessings to his great family.
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A candle was lit by Doris Daniels on November 24, 2017 10:29 AM
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A candle was lit by Joy Waugh on November 24, 2017 10:53 AM
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A candle was lit by Lyle McCanon on November 24, 2017 11:04 AM
Message from Branson mo
November 24, 2017 11:07 AM

Mel you will be missed 🤓 I enjoyed meeting you here in town an talking with you🤓 Your music will live on for ever🤓 Your part of the best group of singers now. God bless you friend 🤓
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A candle was lit by Dan Ransdell on November 24, 2017 12:13 PM
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A candle was lit by Ann Jenkins on November 24, 2017 12:28 PM
Message from Ann Jenkins
November 24, 2017 12:34 PM

So sorry for you loss Mel was a awesome singer he will be sadly missed by so many but he will live on in his fans and family with all the wonderful memories left behind.
God chose a beautiful angel to add to his beautiful.
Now he rest in the arms of our Lord Jesus where he will never injure sickness or pain or sadness again.
Prayers for his family and I hope God wraps his arms around you now to give you comfort and peace in your time sorrow.
Praying for you.
Ann Jenkins,
Georgia,
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A candle was lit by Leona J on November 24, 2017 12:56 PM
Message from Leona Johnson
November 24, 2017 1:00 PM

Mel will be missed ❤️🍷
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A candle was lit by Jeff capestro on November 24, 2017 1:33 PM
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Message from David Slater
November 24, 2017 2:52 PM

Rest In Peace, Mel. Thank you for being good and kind to me. I’ll never forget my brief time with you! Blessings to all in the Tillis family.
Message from Rick Dodson
November 24, 2017 3:17 PM

Please know that each family member is in my prayers daily. I could never thank your Dad enough for all the opportunities and words of wisdom he gave me. Always the leader, and always the friend. I will miss his laugh. God Bless you during these difficult times. Love You
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A candle was lit by Phyllis Beranek on November 24, 2017 3:49 PM
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A candle was lit by BOB PAULEY on November 24, 2017 4:33 PM
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A candle was lit by Jennifer Mayes on November 24, 2017 5:25 PM
Message from Doug and Linda Lowe
November 24, 2017 5:32 PM

Sir,
My wife and thank you for the memories of hearing you on the radio and television. We pray that the Good Lord welcomes the Coca-Cola Cowboy home. Rest well.
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A candle was lit by Mary Collier on November 24, 2017 5:35 PM
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A candle was lit by ella hartley on November 24, 2017 5:50 PM
Message from ella mae hartley
November 24, 2017 5:56 PM

god has taken an angel may you give to him the best music like you gave to us. gone but not forgotten. loved forever. fly high my angel.
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A candle was lit by Steve Hooper /Clarksville Tn. on November 24, 2017 7:00 PM
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A candle was lit by Janet Crider on November 24, 2017 8:11 PM
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A candle was lit by Tammy Segura Himel on November 24, 2017 8:43 PM
Message from Rick Kerr
November 24, 2017 9:09 PM

Dear Tillis Family

I & my family for years listened to Mel Tillis music he was so wonderful . i got to enjoy his daughters singing Pam Tillis she takes after her daddy . Keep up the great work Pam , your dad can hear i in Heaven . May Mel R.I.P. & may it get somewhat easier for family as the days go forward . Your's truely Rick Kerr from Ontario Canada
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A candle was lit by Yvone Christy on November 24, 2017 10:07 PM
Message from Nora Stanley
November 24, 2017 10:10 PM

I had the honor of meeting Mel when I was a small child he was so sweet to me I was scared of strange people.But a warm smile and a big hug was all it took to win my heart forever. I will miss him always but hold him near God has a new angel in his Country Choir.Man I just hear that wonderful ring from above.
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A candle was lit by Yvone Christy .. Cincinnati Ohio on November 24, 2017 10:11 PM
My deepest sympathy goes out to Mel's family and friends. Everyone knows he was amazing being a singer and songwriter. I am sure he will deeply missed by many not only by family and friends but the entire Country Music Association. May you R.I.P continue to entertain in heaven and watch over for family and friends.
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A candle was lit by Virginia Holder on November 24, 2017 10:52 PM
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A candle was lit by Janice Nunley on November 24, 2017 11:58 PM
Message from Pahokee Fl
November 25, 2017 4:50 AM

You will be missed by us all in the Glades Region you will always be remembered rip,Bless your family during the days ahead.

Leonard,Mary Dobrow
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A candle was lit by The bakers on November 25, 2017 7:18 AM
Message from The bakers
November 25, 2017 7:20 AM

Sorry to hear that Mr Tillis passed away to my family to URS God bless yall and u r in my prayers
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A candle was lit by Donald Davis on November 25, 2017 7:23 AM
Message from Karen Wilson
November 25, 2017 7:26 AM

There's only one thing to say, I love you, Melvin.
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A candle was lit by Tumlisons on November 25, 2017 7:55 AM
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A candle was lit by Danny on November 25, 2017 10:40 AM
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To Kathy, Pam, Sonny Boy, Connie, Cindy, Carrie April, Hannah & the entire Tillis family: Sending much love and comfort during this time. Mel was a great man, and very special to me. He'll be greatly missed. You're all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless, -Don Murry Grubbs / Absolute Publicity

Message from Mairin Ogle
November 25, 2017 12:04 PM

R.I.P. Melvin. Condolences to all the Tillis family from all the Richard Ogle family.
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A candle was lit by Joyce and Willie Nichols on November 25, 2017 7:33 PM
Message from Michael jones
November 25, 2017 8:04 PM

Met him years ago in Sidney Ohio. He will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers
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A candle was lit by Molly and Harry Hurst on November 25, 2017 8:19 PM
Message from Molly Hurst
November 25, 2017 8:30 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Mel has been my favorite Singer for many, many years. He will be greatly missed. His Music will live forever. RIP Mel. May God wrap his arms around all of his Family and give them peace and strength during this difficult time.
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A candle was lit by Eddie, Alisca, and Johnathan Schrum on November 25, 2017 8:30 PM
Message from Eddie Schrum
November 25, 2017 8:36 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. I saw Mel twice in concert in Texas a long time ago. I've always loved his music. His music will live on forever in our hearts. God bless you all in your time of grief. You are in my prayers.
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A candle was lit by PJ & Milton Quackenbush, Queensland, Australia. on November 25, 2017 9:54 PM
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Cindy, Your staff loves you! From: Jeanne, Karen, Karen Joy, Megan and Louanne

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A candle was lit by Kimberly O'Connor on November 25, 2017 11:13 PM
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A candle was lit by P. Clark on November 26, 2017 7:02 AM
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A candle was lit by Judy.souders@yahoo.com on November 26, 2017 8:14 AM
Please accept our condolences, love and prayers.
Message from Darien
November 26, 2017 9:25 AM

I am sad to hear of your Dads passing, he is my favorite! I listened to him many miles from an 8 track and can sing along to most of his hits(when alone!) I was fortunate enough to see him in concert twice. I'm glad we have the Road House. You have my condolences.
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A candle was lit by Edith Lynch on November 26, 2017 10:51 AM
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A candle was lit by Bernie, Jo, Brent and Julie Beier on November 26, 2017 12:00 PM
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Mel's family and all the band members. Mel was our friend for fifty years. We will miss him more than words can say. Our family all have wonderful memories of Mel and his children. Rest in peace dear friend.
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A candle was lit by Deepest condolences R.I.P. MEL on November 26, 2017 6:01 PM
Rest in the arms of god,Mel.
Thank you for giving us YOURE wonderful talent.

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A candle was lit by Richard Corbin on November 26, 2017 7:16 PM
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A candle was lit by Wanda Fennell on November 26, 2017 8:25 PM
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A candle was lit by Employees @ The Ernest Tubb Record Shop on November 26, 2017 11:43 PM
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A candle was lit by Judi Underwood-Myrick on November 26, 2017 11:50 PM
My sympathy to the family. Mel's passing leaves a huge void.
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A candle was lit by kathleen hafle on November 27, 2017 1:22 AM
Message from John H. Smith
November 27, 2017 6:42 AM

I'm so sad right now! Condolences to the entire Tillis family. I was able to see a show in Branson and it was great. I really enjoyed the whole family singing too! During intermission, Mel came out and signed autographs and took pictures. That same year, I met Pam at Fan Fair(CMA fest).They were both sweet to me. Several years later, I met Mel at Fan Fair. I had a show booklet I picked up somewhere and Mel looked through it and acted like a kid in a candy store taking it around to all the people with him to show them the house he lived in in Ashland City. I offered the book to him because it tickled me how happy he was to see that old house that had burned. Of course, he refused and autographed it for me, so it is one of my prized possesions! When we lived in Ashland City, we drove through the country side around there and happened upon a barn that had a sign that said "Mel Tillis Farm." We could see that house way off in the distance. I was really excited because I've been a long time fan. Anyway, I am very sorry for the loss of Mel Tillis and I know he is now making a great contribution to the Heavenly Choir. To Mel's family, Thank you for sharing him with us.
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A candle was lit by alta chaffin on November 27, 2017 8:57 AM
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A candle was lit by Rory Birge on November 27, 2017 9:25 AM
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A candle was lit by Jimmy Trybus on November 27, 2017 11:22 AM
Message from Shelley
November 27, 2017 12:33 PM

When I was just a very small child, my Dad used to play in a bluegrass band, and he played a festival with Mel Tillis. My parents were both huge Mel fans, so when he was signing autographs, and meeting fans, my Mom got in line right away to get hers. Someone, I managed to slip away from my parents, and eventually ended up on stage, being held by Mel Tillis, who asked the crowd if anyone had lost a little girl. Needless to say, my Mom was very embarrassed, as she was the next one in line! To this day, I still love to tell the story of how the first man to "pick me up" was Mel Tillis! He was a wonderful singer, and a very kind man. He will be missed!!
Message from Carole Ann Boyer
November 27, 2017 12:37 PM

I was so sad and sorry to hear of Mel Tillis's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this sad and difficult time. He had a great smile and from what I could see, a good sense of humor. He will be truly missed.
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A candle was lit by Darlene Smth on November 27, 2017 12:38 PM
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A candle was lit by Charles Ray on November 27, 2017 1:17 PM
Message from Charles Ray
November 27, 2017 1:22 PM

Thoughts and prayers to Mel's family and friends during this time. May the peace of the Holy Spirit fill you and be with you.

Sincerely,
Charley
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A candle was lit by Tom & Jo-Ann Counihan on November 27, 2017 9:49 PM
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A candle was lit by Valerie Taylor on November 28, 2017 8:39 AM
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A candle was lit by Judy Sue on November 28, 2017 7:13 PM
Message from Cleveland Georgia
November 28, 2017 10:44 PM

Hey everyone my name is Robert Maynor Jr I'm sorry for your loss I never got a chance to meet Mel but anyways my prayers are with you and the family
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A candle was lit by HARRISON ARKANSAS on November 30, 2017 4:37 PM
I was a member of Mel's Fan Club for 20 years. I loved going to Branson, Missouri to see his show. I went many times to hear him sing and I loved his spacious theater . It was the prettiest theater in Branson. He almost always come down after his show and talked to you and I had my picture taken with him many times. He was always kind and friendly. I will never forget him. He was one in a million.
Peggy Canard-Chopp


Message from Rosalyn
November 30, 2017 9:13 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I loved listening to his music. He will be missed. I just wanted to send my condolences to his family with a comforting thought. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear Mel is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again. John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21;3, 4.
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A candle was lit by Carolyn Gregory on December 1, 2017 4:22 PM
Message from Myran Julie Jarmon of Dothan, Ala
December 17, 2017 10:44 AM

I have been a BIG fan of Mel's for years. I am truly sorry for the loss and pain that the Tillis family and friends are feeling because of losing Mel recently in death. Most of us have had to endure the sorrow of losing a loved one in death. What helped me the most was prayer and faith in God's promises like found here at 1 Corinthians 15: 26 and it tells us: "And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing." And Revelations 21: 4; "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore."
Isaiah 33:24 guarantees us: "And no resident will say "I am sick," ever again. God's kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matt. 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises, including the resurrection. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection. (John 5:28, John 6:40, John 11:23-25) Jehovah wants you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7, Psalm 34:18
I pray you will find comfort reading the above scriptures and I will keep you in my prayers.
Message from Lynn Dixon
December 21, 2017 5:10 PM

I have been a big fan of Mel Tillis for years, I sang many of his songs with my band in the 1970's and 1980's until I quit playing music. He had such a smooth voice and the music was so easy to dance to. He was a great comedian as well. He helped bring awareness to people who studder. He will be missed.
Message from Dorothy Polhamus - 9 Glass Drive- Aurora, Ontario, Canada L4G 2E5
March 22, 2018 10:17 AM

I just learned of Mel's passing & I am devastated. I saw him at the Capitol Music Hall
in Wheeling West Virginia & have pictures of him taken there. He was the best. My
sincerest condolences go out to his family. There will never be another one like Mel.
Now that I don' get the Grand Ole Opry on TV anymore & they cancelled Country Weekly there is no way to find out what is going on with our old & dearest stars.
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A candle was lit by Barbara on June 1, 2018 10:53 PM
Message from JC MOtes
September 16, 2018 10:37 PM

Mel was a wonderful person and a great Friend he was an inspiration to me and to so many others I was sadden when I heard of his death Im glad I got to talk to him before he passed. he had invited me to come down to Fla and go fishing but I never got the chance to wish now I had taken time to go.
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