|Birth: ||Oct. 21, 1940|
New York, USA
|Death: ||May 6, 1968|
Thua Thien-Hue, Vietnam
Captain Tilghman "Tim" Richard McLemore, II, was born October 21, 1940 at West Point, New York, the son of Ephraim Hester and Edith Pearman McLemore. His father, a 1928 West Point graduate, was a career US Army officer.
He was named for his paternal grandfather, Tilghman Richard McLemore, of Franklin County, Mississippi.
After graduating from Manatee County High School in Bradenton, Florida in 1958, he joined the United States Army as an enlisted man and found early duty with the Airborne Infantry in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
It was here that he met Clara Anne Chavis and they were married on January 6, 1960.
Their first son, Tilghman Richard III was born May 20, 1960 and their last child, William Terry, was born December 6, 1961.
Tim graduated from Florida State University in June 1966, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force and soon transferred back into the Airborne Infantry where he promptly left for Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to continue his training. He immediately went to Vietnam and was killed by enemy fire in Hue, South Vietnam, May 6, 1968.
He was buried from Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Southern Pines, and laid to rest in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Southern Pines.
In high school, Tim participated in the Wheel Club, the Projection Club, Hi-Y, Youth for Christ, and the Art Club.
At the time of his death, his father and stepmother were living in Cedar Key in northern Florida, and his wife was living in Moore County, NC.
Ephraim Hester McLemore (1903 - 1973)
Edith Pearman McLemore (1912 - 1952)
Clara Anne McLemore Chavis Barber (1941 - 2007)
Tilghman Richard McLemore (1960 - 2001)*
William Terry McLemore (1961 - 2005)*
Mount Hope Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Martin Weybright
Record added: Jan 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 82866877