Travis Gerald Tillman

Travis Gerald Tillman

July 25, 2022, 73, Goldsboro –

Travis Gerald Tillman, 73, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2022 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family.

Gerald was born in Wayne County to the late Travis and Myrtle Davis Tillman on February 23, 1949. For many years, Gerald worked as a manager in the industry of clothing manufacturing. Gerald later attended Wayne Community College to receive his E.M.T. training. After receiving his E.M.T. certificate, Gerald worked with Johnson Ambulance service until his retirement.

With a tremendous love for his family, Gerald took great pride in his titles of daddy, granddaddy, great-granddaddy, brother, and uncle. In his spare time, Gerald appreciated time on the water fishing or watching college sports.

Nothing pleased Gerald more than a good meal, especially when enjoyed with friends and family. He looked forward to every chance to sit around the table with family.

Gerald is survived by his son, Travis Seth Tillman and wife, Erica of Pikeville; daughter, Amy Goodwin and husband, Phillip of Winfield, AL; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Rachel Gwatney of Goldsboro and Jenny Ingram and husband, Danny of Goldsboro; his former wife and friend, Myra Thomas; and several nieces and nephews he loved very much.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Debra Wells Tillman.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 28, 2022 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at United In Christ Church, 1314 Patetown Road, Goldsboro. A private graveside service for the family will be held at the Summerlin Family Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his memory to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534.

Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at