OBITUARY

John A. Tiller

May 6, 1925February 24, 2019

John A. Tiller, age 93, of Knoxville, went to be with his Lord on February 24, 2019. John owned and operated a heating and air conditioning business for 25 years, served as a Gideon Camp President, and answered the call to ministry within the United Methodist Church until full retirement at age 82. He was also a veteran of U.S. Army during WWII. Preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Eula Mae Tiller; son, Edward R. Tiller. Survivors include daughter, Donna Jeffries and husband Daryll; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Tiller; grandchildren, David Tiller and wife Sharon, William Tiller, Christie Cinnamon, Jessica Wilson and husband David, Amanda Scarbrough and Adam Chaney; 11 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren; brother, Joseph Tiller of Greensboro, NC; and sister, Lucille (Julie) Taylor of Princeton, WV; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5:30 – 7 pm at Lincoln Park United Methodist Church, 3120 Pershing St., Knoxville, TN 37917. The funeral will follow with Rev. John Gargis and Rev. Monty Walton officiating. The graveside service will be Wednesday at 1 pm at Lynnhurst Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lincoln Park United Methodist Church. Condolences may be offered at www.berrylynnhurst.com

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 26, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, February 27, 2019
REMEMBERING

John A. Tiller

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David Smith

February 27, 2019

I was chair of the Knoxville District Committe on Ordained Ministry when John began the candidacy process. I admired his faith and commitment as he began his time as a “preacher” in the United Methodist Church.

Patty Knight

February 27, 2019

I am sure you have no recollection of me or my brother but I could not miss this opportunity to share a legacy that John left with me. My brother worked for John for several years and was struggling greatly with “personal problems.” John not only counseled my brother, but he counseled me about him. John is the first person I ever recall praying for me on the phone. As I remember exactly where I was and where I sat, I recall how powerful that prayer and conversation was!!! I am sorry for your loss and I wanted you to know what a legacy John left. May God continue to bless you and comfort you during this difficult time.

In HIS Grip!
Patty Knight

Deborah Nations

February 25, 2019

Donna so very sorry but you know he is not hurting anymore and walking those streets of gold. Always will remember your mom and dad. Loved them so much. Our Florida trip was great and lot of good memories. I am just a phone call away. Love you

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY