Alton “Flab” Wilbert Tillett, Sr.

Alton “Flab” Wilbert Tillett, Sr., 96, of Manteo, NC died Thursday, July 22, 2021, at River Pointe Health Care and Rehab in Virginia Beach, VA.

A native of Manteo, he was born August 3, 1924, to the late Evelyn Midgett Wescott and Cleon “Sonny” Tillett.

Having served his country honorably, Flab was a veteran of the United States Navy. His career was spent as a commercial fisherman and self-employed trucker.

Flab is survived by a daughter, Wanda Muhammad; a son, Alton W. Tillett, Jr.; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Also, surviving is a brother, Del Roy Bowser.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Ella Panter; a sister, Alberta Gray; and a brother Cleon Harvey.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 30, 2021, at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo.

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