James Tiller, 87, Lenoir City, passed away Wednesday morning,
March 27, 2013.
He was a member of First Baptist Church, Jim Springer's Sunday school class
and was also an usher.
Jim was a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Army, where he was a sergeant
major. He served in Germany during World War II, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam War and was a prisoner
of war during the second World War.
Jim worked at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C.
after World War II. He served as an Army advisor to reserve units in Macon, Ga.
Jim was a
23-year volunteer of VITA tax service. He also worked with Habitat for Humanity and World Changers.
Jim was a member of the Avery Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Katrine
"Kay" Tiller; parents, W.H. "Bill" and Maggie Tiller; brothers, Jack, Bill and Thomas "Teno" Tiller,
sisters, Georgia Thomas and Virginia Kenney, and brother-in-law, Ted Cary.
He is survived by
his sisters, Sue Cary, Barbara Brewster and husband, Paul all of Lenoir City; nieces, Cathy Kincaid,
LeAnne Schenk and nephew, Michael Brewster.
The family would like to express a special
thanks to the staff at River Oaks in Lenoir City. The family received friends from 5-6:45 p.m.
Friday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Funeral services followed at 7 p.m. with Dr. Dick
DeMerchant officiating. Family and friends gathered at the funeral home by 10:30 Saturday morning
and proceeded to the Lenoir City Cemetery for 11 a.m. graveside services. Military honors were
Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Springer's Sunday school class. In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be made to Lenoir City Christian Academy or Children's Ministry, First
Baptist Church, 2085 Simpson Road E., Lenoir City, TN 37772. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in
charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com