Walter "Bud" W. Tilghman Jr.
Extracted from
February 13, 2014
Name: Walter Willard "Bud" Tilghman Jr.
Age at death: 87
Date of death: Sunday, December 19, 2010
Place of death: Samantha Wilson Care Center at Bayview in St. Augustine
Date of birth: August 13, 1923
Place of birth: Palatka
Resident of: St. Augustine
School info: University of Florida in 1941
Church info: St. James Methodist Church in Palatka
Military info: U.S. Navy, He served in the Navy for 27 years and obtained the rank of Commander,
 retiring in July 1969.
 A veteran of the Korean War,
he also was the first flight deck officer of the Naval Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Independence,
A flight instructor,had four deployments to the Mediterranean Sea,
and was a graduate of the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island,
which was the Navy's highest institute  of learning.
While serving in the Navy, he eventually flew 27
different types of aircraft and logged in over 6300 hours of flight time.
Bud also visited 37 different countries around the world while serving in the Navy.
Work history: Military
Member of: Marsh Creek Golf and Country Club, Northeast Florida Seniors Golf Association
Hobbies: Flying airplanes, Golf, Fishing, Hunting
Parents: Walter and Mildred Tilghman
Preceded by: His wife Phyllis Philips married in 1950
Survived by: 3 children, 1 sister, 10 grandchildren, 15 great- grandchildren and a loving friend.
Officiating services: Rev. Hardy B. Sandlin III
Services handled by: Johnson - Overturff  Funeral Home
Interment: West View Cemetery

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13, February 2014