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Lt. Jason Michael Tilley, 42

Lt. Jason Michael Tilley, 42 of Jacksonville passed away on June 29, 2018.  He was born on October 15, 1975 in Paducah, Kentucky to Roger and Lyn Tilley.

He proudly served in the United State Air Force and found his calling with the Jacksonville Police Department where he served for 18 distinguished years.

He leaves behind his loving, devoted wife Erica Tilley; his beautiful daughter Shelby Tilley; his parents Roger (Babette) Tilley of Jacksonville, Arkansas; his mother Lyn Tilley of Ledbetter, Kentucky; his brother Chris (Kristi) Tilley of Tipp City, Ohio and a host of aunt, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Jacksonville First United Methodist Church, 308 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. at McArthur Assembly of God, 3501 John Harden Drive, Jacksonville, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Jacksonville First United Methodist Music Ministry.

Arrangements are under the trusted direction of  A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.

Link to Jason’s Memorial Video:


  • Pat Colford Posted July 2, 2018 6:09 PM

    Jason, you will be missed by so many people, me included. Your contagious smile and sweet disposition raised our spirits. Rest In Peace.

  • Eddie Enloe Posted July 2, 2018 6:46 PM

    Rest In Peace my friend! Thank you for your service to your community and country!

  • Jeri Rich Posted July 2, 2018 7:06 PM

    So very sorry to hear of Jason’s passing. My heart is heavy for this family. Love you Erica and Shelby.

  • Markett and Dianna Humphries Posted July 2, 2018 7:07 PM

    It was both my and Dianna’s honor to have served alongside Jason throughout our years of service together at JPD. He was such a caring, compassionate, humbled, and quick-witted man who always put the well being of his brothers and sisters in Blue before himself. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. RIP. You will be forever missed. The Humphries Family

  • Stephanie Watson Posted July 2, 2018 7:11 PM

    Thank you for your service for our country and then our city. Prayers and love surround all the JPD and exsoecially his family.

  • Kristi Alberson Posted July 2, 2018 7:18 PM

    You will be forever missed! I will miss your smiling face and amazing warm hugs, and our chats. You could brighten anyone’s day by just being in your presence. You are loved and cherished by so many. We will forever hold a special place in our hearts for you. Fly high beautiful soul! Love you!

  • Tony Anderson Posted July 2, 2018 7:23 PM

    What a great guy Jason was I cant believe I will not see his smiling face comining in Kroger…Always a good word always willing to help a brother out ..May God be with his Family and Friends during this terrible time.

  • Ernie and Trudy Hall Posted July 2, 2018 7:31 PM

    So sorry to hear of Jason’s passing. He was a great police officer and musician with our praise band at JFUMC. God has given him peace now.

  • Ryan Hall Posted July 2, 2018 7:34 PM

    He was a good musician and i’m glad I got to play with him in the praise band as the keyboardist. Imma miss you

  • Teresa And Brian Collins Posted July 2, 2018 7:45 PM

    To all family and friends as well as Jacksonville community my thoughts and Prayers with you. To Erica and Shelby my heart is with you..Please know your in our prayers daily and weekly and the days and years to come. Please know if we can do anything we are just a call away.much live to both may God give you strength and wisdom in the days to come! Isaiah 41:10

  • Teresa And Brian Collins Posted July 2, 2018 7:46 PM

    To all family and friends as well as Jacksonville community my thoughts and Prayers are with you. To Erica and Shelby my heart is with you..Please know your in our prayers daily and weekly and the days and years to come. Please know if we can do anything we are just a call away much love to both of you.May God give you strength and wisdom in the days to come! Isaiah 41:10

  • Charles Wells Posted July 2, 2018 7:47 PM

    A true friend and dedicated policeman. My heart hurts. He will be missed greatly by his family and friends.

  • Jerry Johnson Posted July 2, 2018 8:02 PM

    I didn’t know you but every officer I know at JPD speaks very highly of you and that tells me you were one of a kind. Loved, respected and will be missed by all your brothers and sisters in blue. May you RIP and forever be rid of the demons that captured your soul and would not let go.

    • Tina Evans Posted July 3, 2018 4:29 PM


  • Mary bartelt Posted July 2, 2018 8:17 PM

    Rip! Gonna miss you

  • Bill and Sandy Lacer Posted July 2, 2018 8:34 PM

    Erica, Bill and I send our prayers and sincere heartfelt sympathy to you , your daughter, and all your family. Healing is a process and process takes time; however, time and your faith will heal❤️ 🙏🏻.

  • Jennifer Corben Posted July 2, 2018 8:56 PM

    will miss you. My prayer is you have found peace now. I will continue to pray for the Tilley family-may God bring you His grace and comfort to help you through such a devastating time. Prayers for my ‘blue family’ as well

  • Beth Langevin Posted July 2, 2018 9:17 PM

    My love goes out to this beautiful family. May God surround you with the peace only He can give.

  • Linda Counts Posted July 2, 2018 9:21 PM

    Thank you Lt. Tilley for protecting our community. Prayers for your family.

  • River Falls, Wisconsin Posted July 2, 2018 9:22 PM

    My condolences to the family. My gratitude for Jason’s service and dedication to his community. Every life is a gift and every death is a loss. Like a ripple in a pond, both reach out and touch people you don’t even know.

  • Joy Posted July 2, 2018 9:28 PM

    Jason, you will be so missed ,you were a great person. Your laughter and smile. You played so good in the praise team . . Erica and Shelby you are in my prayers.. The family. Especially The Blue family at the Jacksonville police department . .

  • Sandy Flynn Posted July 2, 2018 10:06 PM

    May you rest in peace I didn’t know you but from what I read you was a great guy. Soar high in heaven with God and the angels. May your family find peace.

  • Kathy Jones Posted July 2, 2018 10:10 PM

    Sending my heartfelt prayers to Lt. Tilleys family, friends and his LEO family. May God wrap you all in His arms and give you comfort. Thank you to the Tilley family for sharing of him with us as a community. He will not be forgotten. Rest now Lt Tilley.

  • Dan Hiser Posted July 2, 2018 10:40 PM

    Dan Hiser

    • Dan Hiser Posted July 2, 2018 10:44 PM

      Love ya my brother and I’m looking forward to when we see each other again. What a day that will be. Thank you over and over again for your dedicated service. Rest in Perfect Peace.

  • Wendy Sanabria Posted July 2, 2018 11:05 PM

    So sorry for your loss, Shelby. Praying for you and your mom. Love, Mrs. Sanabria

  • Nancy Ward Posted July 2, 2018 11:30 PM

    There will always be a void in our city due to the loss of Lt. Tilley. I am grateful for his service to our city and country!! Prayers for healing ,God’s comfort and peace for his family and fellow officers.

  • Micheal Brown Posted July 3, 2018 12:09 AM

    I have no words only tears, and prayers of total peace for Erica and Shelby.

  • Bishop James and Dr. Cynthia Bolden and the EMC Posted July 3, 2018 5:03 AM

    Brother Tilley will be missed , we are praying for his family and our Brothers and Sisters in Blue

  • Hollie Laws Posted July 3, 2018 5:20 AM

    Many funny conversations with this great man. I’m blessed to have called him my friend.

  • Merlene Mcghee Jacksonville CPA Posted July 3, 2018 5:35 AM

    continued prayers for Officer Tilley’s family may God strengthen your heart and mind as you go through this difficult time

  • Stephanie Autry Posted July 3, 2018 6:06 AM

    Though I hadn’t seen or spoken to Jason since high school, I was flooded with memories of his infectious laugh and smile. I have memories of him strolling into class with his long hair following him. He made it so hard at times to get through an entire class without cracking a smile. Thank you for the few short years of friendship, Jason. Prayers to your family.

  • Jessica Posted July 3, 2018 6:43 AM

    So sorry for the family and friends. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Jennifer Elliott Posted July 3, 2018 7:08 AM

    All my love and prayers. May God give you peace and understanding and comfort knowing that Jason is now with our Heavenly Father

  • Jenna M. Posted July 3, 2018 7:26 AM

    I am terribly sorry to hear of the loss of Jason. May you take comfort in knowing that every single tear that falls from our eyes, does not escape our loving Heavenly Father’s notice. He is aware of our pain and promises to end all suffering. (Revelation 21:3,4)
    May these words be a source of comfort to all.

  • Kay P Posted July 3, 2018 9:17 AM

    Thank you for serving my county and helping to protect my city. Thank you to his family for sharing him and allowing him to serve the people in the City of Jacksonville. I am so very sorry for your tragic loss. I hope you know that there are so many in this city that is mourning with you and also praying for you. To his family in blue, my prayers and thoughts are with you as you continue on and honor his memory. Thank you all for sharing his story in hopes of helping others.

  • Jennie Wilson Posted July 3, 2018 11:03 AM

    So sorry for the loss of Jason…will be praying for his wife, daughter and family and the JPD😥

  • Jennie Wilson Posted July 3, 2018 11:06 AM

    So sorry for your loss …. will be praying for his wife and daughter and the family.

  • Carol & Buddy Randall Posted July 3, 2018 11:48 AM

    Rest In Peace..

  • Kathy Beaver Posted July 3, 2018 11:58 AM

    Thank you for serving our country and our community. I always enjoyed watching you perform in the band at church. Sympathy and prayers for your family..

  • Greg Rozenski Posted July 3, 2018 12:53 PM

    Brother you will be greatly missed. You were a true friend and a superior officer. I am glad to have served with you. I look forward to standing alongside you in heaven worshiping our Lord. And I am glad my last memory of us meeting was when I bought my guitar. Maybe I’ll have figured out how to play decently when we meet again.

  • Johnny wallace Posted July 3, 2018 3:15 PM

    God speed brother. Jason it was a pleasure working with you at JPD. You were a great guy and Officer. You gave me words of in couragement. At the right time. May God bless the entire Tilley family, and members of JPD.

  • Joshua Collins Posted July 3, 2018 8:06 PM

    You was what all police officers should strive to be you had a heart of god please fly high brother and watch over us as we try and navigate this world I love you brother you will be greatly missed

  • L Barber Posted July 4, 2018 7:41 AM

    So grateful for the opportunity work with you. Prayers of peace and comfort for your family and the Blue family. Remember the good times

  • Jason Guillory and Family Posted July 4, 2018 11:15 AM

    I am completely lost for words right now. I pray God will provide peace, comfort, support, and strength for the family, friends, and JPD.

  • Jan & John Washok Posted July 4, 2018 1:12 PM

    Our love, prayers & thoughts are with you Erica, Shelby & the rest of your family. May God & friends comfort & sustain you in the weeks & months ahead. Love to you & your family

  • K. A. Watson Posted July 4, 2018 4:25 PM

    You were so kind, funny and wish you could have known how many peoples lives you touched even in the smallest ways. You brought a smile to others lives. You’re missed already. God bless you & your family.

  • Amanda Hicks Posted July 4, 2018 11:25 PM

    You will forever remain in my heart and I am thankful for the 9 years of learning, following, laughing and growing with you around. Our department will have a void but know we love you. I miss you Lt, thank you for always being there. Praying for the family.

  • Russ Nusser Posted July 5, 2018 6:33 AM

    You were a great officer, a great K-9 handler, a great sergeant and lieutenant,but above all that you were a loving father , husband, brother ,and son,. Most tmportanantly you were yourself and a true friend to everyone. Love you brother . RIP

  • Sandra Masingill Posted July 5, 2018 10:44 AM

    I did not this selfless giver to his country and his community, but I honor his memory and his family. You are now with your perfect Creator and at peace. I am sorry for you loss to your family and friends. God please bless them all and give them peace. Thank you for your service and sacrifice to your country and your community.

  • Paul Veach, MD Posted July 6, 2018 11:56 AM

    Erica, While I did not know you or Shelby, I knew Jason rather well. I was the ER Medical Director at North Metro from 1999-2009 and interacted countless ties with Jason. I was always impressed with him. His service yesterday honored him well for the man we all knew he was. I have included a poem I wrote today about Jason.
    Today we laid a man to rest, a heart of courage in his breast
    A kindly man, oh, this is true, this man forever clad in blue.
    A member of the thin blue line, a single action won’t define
    The life he had with daughter, wife, both anchors in this earthly life.
    The force, as well, his family, Who walk in true humility
    To duty was devoted, true, his spirit none could ere subdue
    An honest man in word and deed, “Always Faithful” unspoken creed.
    His course is done, he gave his best, In honor we lay this man to rest.

    • Renae Bailey Posted July 8, 2018 2:49 PM

      Beautiful and well spoken Sir Yessss will truly be missed one of the good guys Officer Tilley kindhearted indeed 💗💞💕

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