Earl Tillman, 2012 Board of Governors Award Recipient


 earltillmanOriginally from Blackshear, Georgia, Earl came to Rome to attend the Mt. Berry School for Boys. He graduated in 1952.  He attended Jacksonville University and the University of Florida before serving in the Us Army.

His community service has included:

-First Baptist Church
Life Deacon
Teaches Sunday School Class at Church and High Rise

– Civil Air Patrol
Commander of Civil Air Patrol-teaches leadership skills to adults and young people
Participates in Search and Rescue Missions

Private Pilot
-Certified Flight Instructor
-Aviation School
-Has made emergency flights for families
–  Works with local Boy Scouts to obtain aviation badges

-Airport Commission
– Alumni President to at Berry college
-Assistant to the president , Scott Colley at Berry College
– Distinguished Service Award from Berry College
–  Past President of Kiwanis Club
– Public Motivational Speaker
Published Author: If You Talk the Talk, You Gotta Walk the Walk and Don’t Depress Laughter, It Will Go Down On You and Make Your Hips Bigger.

Married to Carolyn Tillman, they had two children-one daughter, Tamara Tillman Smathers and a son, Gary Tillman who is deceased.


“Earl Tillman is the perfect example of what we all should strive to be like.  He is always in a good mood, eager to help anyone at any time, and never meets a stranger.”  Denise Tillman