William H. “Bill” Tillman, 85, of Orange, passed away Jan. 10, in Beaumont.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Bill’s son, Mr. Mark Tillman. Cremation is under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 5:00 pm.

Born in Moultrie, Ga., Nov. 23, 1930, he was the son of John Tillman and Alda Livingston Tillman. He worked at DuPont for 23 years, then started Tillman Enterprises where he was president for 25 years. In the course of his consulting career, Bill had been to all seven continents and 52 countries. He took excellent care of his family and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 55 years, JoAnn Tillman.

He is survived by his children, Michael Tillman, of Houston, John Tillman and wife Pam, of Lexington, Ky., Stuart Tillman and wife Rachel, of Houston, Mark Tillman, of Indian Harbor Beach, Fla. and Jodie Slaughter, of Beaumont; nine grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.