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Tilman O. China

March 31, 1944 ~ September 11, 2020 (age 76)


Mr. Tilman China Was born on March 31, 1944 and departed this earthly life on September 11, 2020. He retired from the US Army in Oct 1987.


He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lottie China, son, Anthony China, stepfather, Sam Witherspoon and grandparents, Louis and Emma China.

He is survived by his mother, Maggie China Witherspoon; two daughters, Terri China and Iris (Darren) Murray; grandson, Semajay K. Murray; girlfriend, Vay Keys; granddaughter, Jada Murray; great-grandson Aiden Murray;  sisters, Jacqueline (Robert) Miggins, Alice (Robert) Simmons, Emma (Herbert) Williams.; brother, Sam (Deloris) Witherspoon Jr; aunt, Gerleen (Bernie) Witherspoon; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.   

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 Service Program


Graveside Service
September 22, 2020

1:00 PM
Fort Jackson National Cemetery
4170 Percival Road
Columbia, SC 29229

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