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Tearl Joe Tillery

March 6, 1945 — December 30, 2022

Conway, AR

Dr. Tearl Joe (TJ) Tillery, of Conway, AR, passed away peacefully in his home on December 30, 2022 at the age of 77.

TJ was born on March 6, 1945 in San Angelo, Texas to Tearl and Anne Jo Tillery. 

After graduating from dental school, TJ entered the army and served as a dentist. After serving in the army, TJ continued his education to eventually become an orthodontist. He spent the majority of his years practicing orthodontics in Poplar Bluff, MO until his retirement.

TJ is survived by his sister, Carol McSpadden; sons, Zachary Rice (Olivia) and Tyler Tillery; and grandson, Isaiah Rice. 
He was preceded in death by his parents Tearl and Anne Jo Tillery. 

Upon TJ’s request, services will be held privately with family. 

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Compassion LinkOn the giving page, please click “Advanced Giving Options” and specify in the comment box “TJ Tillery Memorial.

Services are under the care and direction of Vilonia Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1134 Main Street, Vilonia, AR 72173.
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