November 16, 2022

Neil Calvert Tiller, age 83, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, November 12, 2022 at Commonwealth Senior Living, Claypool Hill. Neil was born May 3, 1939 in Dickenson County, son of John Bernard and Mona Martha Tiller.  He was a member of the East Lebanon Freewill Baptist Church that he helped build in the early 1960’s because of a vision his mother had to start a church.  Neil was ordained a deacon in the church on November 4, 1973 and served the church in everything as long as he was able, faithfully fulfilling the requirements of his office in sincerity and love and maintaining the church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife Martha Lou Tiller; one brother, Gary H. Tiller and one sister, Karen L. Tiller.

Survivors include his wife Janice Ball Tiller; two sons, Brett C. Tiller and wife Katie of Gray, Tenn., Trever B. Tiller and wife Carrey of Cumberland; three daughters, Teresa T. Browning and husband Greg, Gwynn E. Tiller and Charlotte E. Tiller, of Lebanon; step-daughter, Cheryl A. Ratliff and husband James, of Cedar Bluff; step-son, James H. Ball, Jr., Lebanon; ten grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brother, Travis Tiller, Kingsport, Tenn.; work companion and dear friends, Harold Rasnake and wife Lois and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at East Lebanon Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Larry Robinson officiating.  Burial will follow in the Eivens Tiller Cemetery, Bee.  Men of the East Lebanon Freewill Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearer will be Harold Rasnake. The family will receive friends after 9 a.m. at the church on Wednesday prior to the funeral service.  Online condolences may be sent to

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to East Lebanon Freewill Baptist Church or Harvest Child Care Ministries, Duffield Children’s Home, 180 Harvest Home Drive, Duffield, Va.,  24244.

Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.