Granville “Chris” Tillage, age 83, of Gloucester Point, passed away unexpectantly at his home on Thursday, August 6, 2020. A native of Gloucester, he was born on October 24, 1936 to the late Granville A. and Christeen W. Tillage. Following retirement from First Virginia Bank, Chris enjoyed fishing, hunting and going to auto auctions with his sons, and will forever reside in our hearts and memories. In addition to his parents, his brother, Robert W. Tillage, preceded him in death.
He is survived by two sons, Timothy C. Tillage, Troy S. Tillage (Nikki); five grandchildren, Madalyn, Gabrielle, Evan, Ashton, and Brody Tillage; special family members, Alice Northam (sister-in-law); Dean Tillage, Jill Brown (Robert), Tracie Tillage, Rachel Powell and his faithful canine companion “Missy.” The family received friends on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Hogg Funeral Home. A graveside service conducted by the Rev. Ken Waclo was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, in Gloucester Point Cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing was mandatory, and masks were required. The family would like to express appreciation and gratitude to William Walker and Barbara Kellum for taking such good care of Chris and Dr. Peter Zullo for his friendship and professional care. In memory of our loved one, contributions may be made to the Abingdon Volunteer Fire & Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 9, Bena, Va. 23018.