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Louis R. Tilford

Louis R. Tilford Louis R. Tilford

Louis R. Tilford, 92, died Monday, April 5, 2021, at Harrison Springs Health Campus in Corydon.

He was born in Louisville on Feb. 16, 1929, the son of Omer Lee and Mavie Alice Embry Tilford.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was an electrician for Phillip Morris in Louisville and was a member of Georgetown Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Frances, to whom he was married 65 years; his son, Doug; and his daughter, Laurie Merk.

He is survived by his daughter, Rhonda Bridges (Tim) of Lanesville; one brother, Daniel Tilford of Birmingham, Ala.; grandchildren, Evan Bridges (Jennifer), Ethan Bridges, Ian Bridges (Emma), Jacob Merk (Mary Kate) and Hannah Loran (Sean); great-grandchildren, Josephine and Cooper Bridges; and many nieces and nephews.

Louis requested not to have visitation or a funeral. A graveside memorial will be held at a later date. Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon is handling the arrangements.