NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Funeral services have been planned for country music star Mel Tillis who passed away at the age of 85.
Reports stated Tillis died in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 19 from suspected respiratory failure.
Tillis had a lengthy struggle to regain his health and battled intestinal issues since early 2016.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, November 27 at Sykes Funeral Home in the 400 block of Franklin Street in Clarksville. Tillis' public funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at Mount Hermon Baptist Church in the 2200 block of Jarrell Ridge Road with a private burial after the service.
A visitation in Silver Springs, Florida will precede the services in Clarksville. The Florida service has been planned for 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 25 at Ocklawaha Bridge Baptist Church.
Tillis' family has also been planning a public memorial service which will be open to fans and the music industry in January. That service will be held in Nashville. Further details will soon be released.