Robert Alan Till was born on December 19, 1952, son of the late Mildred E. and Clarence R. Till, Jr., in High Point, North Carolina. His earthly journey ended on June 26, 2019.
He spent most of his youthful years in Homestead, Florida before moving with his family to Poquoson, Virginia. He was a graduate of Poquoson High School. After graduating from high school, he followed his love for music. Rob was quoted in the January 2018 edition of the Next Door Neighbors magazine “I had 30 years in show business. I was a DJ for 20 years, before that, 10 years with bands of many kinds.” His father instilled in him and his siblings the importance of music and playing musical instruments. While playing with various bands across the Hampton Roads area, he felt a draw pulling him to Williamsburg. He eventually moved to Williamsburg and was a waiter at several restaurants in town.
Rob was the founder of the Grove Community Garden located behind James River Elementary School in James City County. He was quoted in a story written in the 2018 Virginia Agriculture magazine saying “It’s a small garden, but there’s a lot going on. We touch a lot of lives in our tight-knit community, and many say this garden is a blessing to the area.” His touch, personality, and love for people will forever remain in the Grove community and communities across the peninsula.
He was also preceded in death by twin sisters. He leaves to cherish fond memories with his sisters, Carol Till Penman (Neil), of Wilson, North Carolina, and Kathleen Till Harris (Dale), of Seattle, Washington; a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives, and friends.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019, in the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center, 8901 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia. A dedication service will follow in the Grove Community Garden.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Rob Till Grove Community Garden at any BB&T bank branch.
Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting’s Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 757-229-3011. whitingsfuneralhome.com
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