Richard “Ricky” Thurman Tillett Sr.

Published 8:27 am Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Richard “Ricky” Thurman Tillett Sr., 70, of Manteo, died September 18, 2020 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center.

Born in Currituck County on February 3, 1950, he was the son of the late Cleon and Mary Tillett and the late Mary Saunders Webster and Percy L. Daniels (Wanda).

Having served his country honorably, Ricky was a veteran of the United States Navy.

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In addition to his father, Ricky is survived by children Richard T. Tillett Jr. (Shawna), Taniel Moore and Teshia Sykes; fourteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; siblings Debbie Lindsey, Priscilla Jones, Carla Walcott, Phondia Saunders, Clara-Jean Wilson (Melvin), William P. Daniels (Debra), John L. Lindsey (Sandy), Lindsey Saunders, Arnold Sykes (Doris) and Alander Liverman (Kim); and aunt Sara McPhall.

In addition to his parents, Ricky was preceded in death by daughter Tye Leary; and brother Daniel W. Saunders.

The family will hold a private celebration of his life.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family. Condolences may be shared at