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Guy Arthur Tilley, Jr.

June 22, 1930 — December 16, 2023


Guy Arthur Tilley, Jr.



Guy A. Tilley, Jr., 93, of Hurlock, Maryland passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2023 at the Homestead Manor Assisted Living in Denton.

Born on June 22, 1930 in Harford County, Maryland, he was the son of the late Guy A. Tilley and Ida Emma Schmidt Tilley.

Guy was educated in the Harford County schools and graduated with the class of 1948.  He joined the U.S. Army after graduating and served his country with a 14 month tour in the Korean War.   He was honorably discharged in 1952.

On June 16, 1956 Guy married the former Betty Lou King.  Mrs. Tilley passed away on January 25, 2020.

He worked for the Department of Defense as an engineer before retiring after 37 years of service.

Guy was a man of many talents and hobbies.  He enjoyed wood-working, from building furniture to making tiny chess pieces, but his passion was flowers, fruits and vegetables.  His family’s spring and summer months were full of abundance, from his beautiful irises to his delicious sweet corn, strawberries and every kind of tomato imaginable.  His nurturing nature extended to the children in his life, building birdhouses, playing games, even teaching them to whistle.  He was a beloved uncle, grandfather and great grandfather and a steadfast, generous, honest man.

Surviving him is his granddaughter Jennifer Atkinson (Ashley) of Hurlock; two great grandchildren Zander and Lochlan Atkinson.

In addition to his parents and wife he is preceded in death by a son Steven Arthur Tilley.

The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the Homestead Manor Staff, for the care given to Mr. Tilley.

Guy will be interred in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery at a later date.


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