"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Updated July 4, 2017


Tillman "Lee" Whitt

December 10, 1941 – April 24, 2016

Tillman L."Lee" Whitt, age 74, of Council Bluffs, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at his residence.

He was born on December 10, 1941, in Cowpens, S.C., to the late Tillman and Carrie (Pasco) Whitt. He started school at the Nebraska School for the Deaf (1947-1957) and graduated from the Iowa School for the Deaf in 1961.  He was one of two Eagle Scouts at the Nebraska School for the Deaf.  He attended Gallaudet College (now University).   He worked as a production line worker for Connectivity Solutions retiring in 2006. He married Susan Schultz on September 23, 1978. He was a member of First Assembly of God; Deaf Senior Citizen Centers in Omaha and Council Bluffs.

Tillman is survived by his wife, Susan Whitt, of Council Bluffs; 3 sons, Roland Whitt, Byron and Mary Whitt, all of Kansas City, Kan., Ron and Martha Christian, of Maryville, Mo.; daughter, Cindy and Larry Huskey, of Pattonsburg, Mo.; 10 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.

Visitation with family on Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home. Funeral Service on Friday, at 10 a.m., at the First Assembly of God Church, 3320 Harry Langdon Blvd. in Council Bluffs. Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials to the American Heart Association, American Lung Association or Hospice of SWI

Thanks to Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home, Council Bluffs, Iowa for the information.