Leon R. Tiller, 74, of Bridge City, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, in a Houston hospital. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in the chapel of Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Burial of his cremated remains will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. The family will receive friends for visitation one hour prior to the service.

Mr. Tiller was born in Carthage and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He retired from DuPont Sabine River Works, where he was a supervisor.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Sue Tiller; and sons, Rusty Buntyn and Jimmy Buntyn. 

Mr. Tiller is survived by his grandchildren, Jaime Broussard and her husband, Chris, of Missouri City, Leon Buntyn and Anthony Buntyn, both of Bridge City; and four great grandchildren.