F. Carlyle Tiller

December 19, 1925December 28, 2015
F. Carlyle Tiller, age 90, of Vero Beach, Florida died of natural causes on December 28, 2015. He was born December 19, 1925 in South Hill, Virginia, son of the late Ora Green Tiller. He was also predeceased by his brother William L. Tiller and sister Maude Tiller. He is survived by his loving wife Patricia, sister Juanita Elmquist, sons F. Carlyle Tiller, Jr. and wife Paula, William B. Tiller; stepchildren George H. Tompkins and wife Suzanne, Patric D. Spillane and wife Lisa, Erin M. Spillane and husband Brian G. Snyder, Timothy J. Spillane; grandchildren F. Carlyle Tiller, III, Farrell M. Tiller, Christopher S. Premuroso, Ryan P. Spillane, Sean K. Spillane and Joseph T. Spillane. He was the President of the 1943 senior class at John Marshall High School and graduated with a B.A. in economics in 1948 from the University of Richmond. Mr. Tiller earned his MBA from the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania in 1950. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Mr. Tiller enjoyed a successful 36 year business career with Wheat First Securities which he joined as a Research Analyst in 1950. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wheat First Securities, Inc. from 1971 until his retirement in 1986. He was the recipient of multiple honors, awards and designations during his life including Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa, Ben Franklin Distinguished Alumni Award – University of Pennsylvania, University of Richmond Trustees’ Distinguished Service Award, Voice of University Award – University of Richmond and Boys State of Virginia Hall of Fame. His professional activities included past Director of the Midwest Stock Exchange, New York Institute of Finance and the Securities Industry Association. He was also a past President of the Richmond Society of Financial Analysts and a past member of the Regional Firms Committee of SIA. His many community activities included serving as Rector of the University of Richmond, Board of Trustees; Chairman of Executive Committee, Fork Union Military Academy; Advisory Board, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Board of Deacons and Chairman Appropriations Committee of Endowment Fund, First Baptist Church and President of Richmond Association of Phi Beta Kappa. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 PM on Thursday January 7th at Woody Funeral Home 1771 N. Parham Rd. A Memorial Service will be held at the University of Richmond Chapel on Friday January 8th at 2PM. Reception immediately following in the Alice Haynes room of the University Commons. Private family burial. In lieu of Flowers please make gifts payable to the University of Richmond designated for the F. Carlyle Tiller Chair in Business at the Robins School of Business. Send to Development Office, 28 Westhampton Way, University of Richmond, Va. 23173.

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