A photo of David John Tilley.

David John Tilley.

17th Feb 1940 — 9th Jan 2022
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of Burbage

Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday 9th January 2022 aged 81 years.

Beloved husband of Mary, cherished father to John and Sharon, doting grandfather to Ayesha and Brandon.

David Tilley Snr., recognisable by his shock of white curly hair, was a proud member of the Burbage community. He worked alongside his family at Tilley’s garage for forty years and in retirement was a familiar face either supporting the development of Hinckley Rugby Football Club, enjoying being an active member of the Burbage Gardening Club and O5O Club, or working down on his allotment.

Loyal and true to his family, friends and community David has been described repeatedly as a lovely, lovely man. A man who was always willing to give his time, kind words and energy to those that needed. A man who neither asked or expected anything for himself. He will be remembered most as a true gentleman.

David’s funeral service will take place at The Heart of England Crematorium on Tuesday 8th February 2022 at 1:15pm. The Wake will be held at the Hinckley Rugby Football Club. All are welcome.

Family Flowers only please. Any donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the “Donations Fund” which will be directed, in memory of David to The British Heart Foundation c/o G.Seller ‘Independent Funeral Directors’, 75 Upper Bond Street, Hinckley, LE10 1RH. Tel: 01455 637457

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Funeral Service

Tuesday 8th February 2022

Heart of England Crematorium
Eastboro Way, Nuneaton CV11 6WZ

Messages Of Condolence

To Mary, Sharon and John, What a lovely service today. Thank you for allowing us to attend and pay our respects to Dave, a very special man in all respects.
Bob Gwynn and John McNaughton
A very sad loss of a lovely , lovely man rest in peace David.
Andy Brightmore
Fond memories of David we shared many happy times together in the motor trade from Carol Whittle ex. Whitburn Autos.
Carol Anne Whittle
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Fond memories of the most gracious and kindest man I was privileged to have ever met. Thoughts are with your family, god bless you xx
To Mary & Family

Our thoughts are with you - so sorry to hear of your loss. Dave was such a nice and lovely man who will be missed by many.
Pauline, Clive, Richard and Rachel Tallis
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