She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Lucille Smith Tiller. Surviving are her husband, Larry Carter; sister, Carolyn Williams (Art); brother, Ron Tiller (Robin); aunt, Jean Tiller; and several nieces and cousins.
Chris was a 1967 graduate of Gate City High School. She later graduated from the University of Tennessee obtaining several degrees.
A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, July 9 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at The Lighthouse, 6800 Baum Dr. Knoxville, TN.