Mel Tillis’ Funeral Arrangements Announced
Funeral arrangements have been announced for the late Mel Tillis, who passed away at the age of 85 on Nov. 19.
A visitation for the musician will be held on Nov. 27 at Sykes Funeral Home in Clarksville, Tennessee. A public funeral service will then proceed at 3 p.m. at Mount Hermon Baptist Church, with a private burial to follow.
A preceding service will take place at the Ocklawaha Bridge Baptist Church in Silver Springs, Fla., on Nov. 25.
Out of respect for the family, attendees are asked to refrain from photographing, filming, or live streaming either service.
In addition to these services, the Tillis family is planning to hold a public memorial in January that will be open to fans and the music industry. The event will be held in Nashville with details to be announced in the coming weeks.
Tillis died at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Fla., having battled intestinal issues ever since he was hospitalized in 2016 after undergoing colon surgery. The suspected cause of death is respiratory failure, according to a press release from his publicist.
More Country Artists Who've Died in 2017