Wallace Graham Tilley
Wallace Graham Tilley went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 3rd, 2018. Wallace was born on August 15, 1929 in Patrick County, Virginia to John Jay Tilley and Annie Pearl Tilley. He was married to JoAnne Zinn Tilley for 61 years. In addition to his wife, JoAnne of Boston, VA he is survived by his children: Liesa Dodson (Mike) of Boston, VA, Greg Tilley (Luci) of Leesburg, VA, and Paul Jay Tilley (Kristi) of Amissville, VA; A brother, James B. Tilley of Livermore, California; Grandchildren: Timothy Dodson, Gregory Dodson, Samantha Tilley, Mikaela Dodson, Tiffany Tilley, Curtiss Tilley, Elianna Dodson, and Mason Tilley, and by many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by Brothers: John Jay Tilley, Jr, Morris Tilley, Bill Donald Tilley, Nelson Tilley, Clark Tilley, and Kenneth Tilley, and a sister, Katherine Estelle Tilley. Wallace loved his many happy days and weekends in Amissville with Curtiss C. and Hazel Zinn, Luerena Zinn, Graham and Dorothy Hackley, Karl and Helen Bricker, Buddy and Betty Zinn, Frank and Anna Zinn, Farrell and Nancy Zinn, and all his loving Zinn nieces and nephews. Wallace lived in Fairfax for many years before moving to Chesapeake, Virginia to be with his grandchildren. He later moved to Boston Virginia, where he was a member of New Salem Baptist Church. He was always smiling and always inviting people to come to New Salem Baptist Church to join him in the choir. He loved to sing hymns and was a member of many church choirs. He loved to sing with his niece Debbie Zinn, especially at Hackley's Store in Amissville. He liked to help and be a part of our mission team for Hope for Appalachia, giving his time to sort and pack boxes whenever he could. He liked to garden, to work outside and to fish. He LOVED to fix things and could about fix anything! He was a patriot who loved this nation. He served in U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was assigned to the USS Missouri. He worked for the CIA and later for various government contractors. Wallace’s greatest joy was his grandchildren! A Funeral Service will be held Friday, December 7, 2018 at New Salem Baptist Church, 8233 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, VA 22701, at 12pm. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Amissville Baptist Church Cemetery. Reception will follow at New Salem Baptist Church. The family would like to thank the loving staff at the Harbor Memory Care Assisted Living in Stanardsville, Virginia. He was truly spoiled by his caregivers and staff there at the Harbor! Special thanks to Amber Ralls, Beth Murphy, B.J. Workman, and Cindy Lawson. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope for Appalachia Virginia Team, Inc, 7356 Beech Hill Lane, Boston, Virginia 22713. An online guestbook and tribute wall are available at moserfuneralhome.com.