ROYSTON – Donald Charles “D.C.” Tiller, 83, died Thursday, February 5, 2009, at the Hart County Hospital in Hartwell.
Born in Indianaola, Neb., on August 29, 1925, he was the son of the late Charles Donald and Ona Martin Tiller. He was a construction superintendent/project manager and was instrumental in the building of the Disney Theater of Performing Arts, The Disney Haunted Mansion, The Disney Pirates of the Caribbean, and the San Bernardino City Hall. He was a member of the Royston First United Methodist Church, where he was active in church missions and the mobile food pantry. Mr. Tiller was a member of the United States Merchant Marines, where he served on two oil tankers, one of which sank and he stayed stranded at sea for two days before his rescue.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Tiller, Canon; sons, Martin Tiller, California, and Tobin Tiller, Nevada; daughters, Pamela Dunn and Sue Ricketts, both of California, and Debra Whitehead, Oregon; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday, February 9, at 11 a.m., at the Royston First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mac Enfinger officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Royston. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, February 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Loma Linda University Medical Center, 11234 Anderson St., Loma Linda, CA 92354, or to the Royston First United Methodist Church, 137 Franklin Springs St., Royston, GA 30662.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, is in charge of arrangements.