James Junior Tilley, 84, of Ravencliff, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday April 4, 2021 at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born on July 5, 1936 in McGraws, WV a son of the late Alfred and Goldie Lusk Tilley. James is a member of the Bellemeade Baptist Church and the UMWA.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife Dorothy Tilley; a sister Betty Elizabeth Sinecoff; a brother Curtis Tilley; his step children Patricia Tilley, Carol Domi, and Sandra Sullivan.
Survivors include his loving wife of 10 years Loretta Ritchie Tilley; step children Kelly Cozort of Glen Fork, Kathy Tilley of Ravencliff, Kathy Miller of Georgia, and Billy Irick of Ravencliff; three sisters Ruby Byars of McGraws, Margaret Stewart of Oceana, and Mary Lou Hill of Oceana; two brothers Jackie Tilley of Ravencliff, and Bobby Tilley of McGraws; and a host of step grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 12 pm on Saturday, April 10th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor Nathan Vance officiating. Friends may gather with the family from 11 am until time of service on Saturday at the funeral home. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated following the service and laid to rest beside his first wife in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ravencliff, WV.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.