Christopher “Kyle” Tantillo

July 26, 1970 - October 22, 2022

Christopher “Kyle” Tantillo, 52, of Kountze, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 22, 2022, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born on July 26, 1970, in Beaumont, to Helen Ann Kowalski Tantillo and Anthony Gayle Tantillo.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Tracy Tantillo; children, Adam Tantillo and his wife, Dawn of Kountze; Meagan Ouzts and her husband, Dalton, of Orange; grandchildren, Case, Rush, and Kylie Jo Tantillo; mother and father, Helen and Anthony Tantillo, of Kountze; siblings, Terri Hefty and her husband, Brian, of Houston; Marcus Tantillo and his wife, Shelly, of Kountze; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and countless other family members and friends.

Kyle worked for Brookshire Brothers in Kountze for 19 years where he served as a meat processor and meat market manager. He then left and continued to work for the City of Lumberton in the maintenance department for the past 5 years. To know Kyle was to know pure joy and unfailing kindness. Kyle lived by very simple rules; love your family, help when you can, and keep the faith.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Kyle was a man that was constantly there for anyone in need and a huge light in this world. His favorite pastimes were anything outdoors, playing with his grandchildren, and spending time making jokes and memories with his closest friends and family.

A gathering of Kyle’s family and friends will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 27, 2022, at Infant Jesus Catholic Church, 243 South LHS Drive, Lumberton, with interment to follow at Hooks Cemetery, Kountze.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 1535 W Loop S, Houston, TX 77027.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee
  • 490, Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,
  • October 26, 2022
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee
  • 490, Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,
  • October 26, 2022
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

Infant Jesus Catholic Church
  • 243, S Lhs Dr, Lumberton, TX, 77657,
  • October 27, 2022
  • 10:00 am


Hooks Cemetery
  • 4792, Hooks Cemetery Loop, Kountze, TX, 77625,
  • October 27, 2022

Comments (49)

    Steve Scales says:

    I’m so sorry to learn of Kyle’s passing. Such a good soul and kind. His parents are the best as are Terri and Marcos. I have fond memories with them. RIP. ❤️🙏

    Belinda Buller Hearnsberger says:

    I am so sorry. Kyle was the best of people, truly. May he rest in peace.

    Jo, Jr. Buller says:

    Our sincerest condolences. We prayed for Kyle. He was such a pleasant young man.

    nick larocca& LInda larocca says:

    So very sorry for your great loss, Helen and Anthony. met
    Kyle a couple of times some years back in Brookshier bros.
    in Kountze., and remember him as a very nice and person-
    able young man. may he rest in god’s peace.

    Allison Harmon says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Nicole Jones says:

    I worked with Kyle for 12 years, from the time I was a willfull, trouble making 16 year old til I had two kids of my own. Kyle always had time to listen to my problems when I was a kid and give me advice, which I soundly ignored. It was a pleasure growing up and working with him as a peer. He always helped keep me calm when I was stressed out over everything, and he always brightened my day. He set the tone for the room. When he walked in smiling, bad moods were erased. He was always telling funny stories and talking with customers, who absolutely adored him. I’ve yet to work with someone whom I admired as much as him and when he left the store, he left a gaping hole. I loved when he’d drop in to visit and catch up with everyone, and knowing that’s not something to look forward to anymore is sobering. I worked with Adam and Meagan and they were some of the most respectful and hard-working young kids. They’ve grown into beautiful adults and I know Kyle and Tracy couldn’t be more proud. You guys have my sincerest condolences and I wish you nothing but comfort in the years to come. Kyle may be gone from this Earth but the impacts and ripples he made will never leave. God Bless you guys.

    Barbara and Larry Lettau (Fesco) says:

    Helen, Anthony, and family, I am so sorry to hear of Kyle’s passing. I know he was loved and missed by many. Fly high with your angels ???? ✨️. May you know that your family will be in my
    THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. ???? ????????

    Randy Laird says:

    God bless the Tantillo family. I’m so sorry to hear about Kyle. I pray for the family’s peace in this time.

    Frankie & Terry Joines says:

    Our hearts ache for all of you. We send lots of love and prayers for each of you. Kyle was always a wonderful neighbor. We will really miss his smiles, waves, honks and friendly hellos.

    Tom Fore says:

    We are very sorry to hear of Kyle’s passing..We have not seen the Tantillo family for many years… we have such fond memories of Teri, Kyle, & Marcus as little children growing up. Helen & Anthony were always such great people.. a wonderful family.. we send our love and pray for God’s grace to keep you and to comfort you. Tom & Lena Fore

    Diane Barranco Duplechain says:

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for his family.

    Carol & Todd Anderson says:

    Tracy and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Nayome F Walters says:

    I worked with Kyle for 2 years a Brookshire Bros., he was always such an upstanding guy. I am so sorry for your loss and I pray that you and your family can have some peace after such a difficult battle.

    Anita+Savino+Fournier says:

    My sympathy is extended to Anthony, and Helen and family. I know he has been ill for a long while. Thinking of you all.

    Faye Prejean says:

    My deepest condolences to the Tantillo family May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you comfort May his soul Rest In Peace

    Darren Jordan says:

    So sorry for your loss. IVE known kyle and his family since we were kids. Kyle ,May God give you and your family comfort. I am praying for you and your family. Rest IN PEACE MY FRIEND

    Clara Clark says:

    My Deepest Heart felt condolences go out to the family.I am do sorry for yalls loss

    Lucy Winger says:

    So sorry for the Tantillo family’s loss. Kyle was a very good man, friend and neighbor. May God hold you all in his arms during the sad time. Prayers for the entire family.

    John+&+Judy+Bryant says:

    May our Lord grant Kyle salvation and an eternal life, as a member of the family of GOD, in Heaven. To Anthony and Helen, our thoughts and prayer go out to you and all of Kyle’s family, friends and loved ones. May GOD bless you all.

    Barbara Tipton Young says:

    Helen and Anthony I’m so sorry for the loss of your son, sending prayers to all your family! Love you both!
    Roy and Barbara Young

    Elaine White(Hignett) says:

    Condolences to the family. Prayers of comfort.

    Jo Beth (Danna) Adcock says:

    My heart goes out to all family members for the loss of Kyle. I didn’t know him, but have known and loved his Dad, Anthony, who was a classmate of my brother’s.
    He has always had a special place in my heart and, Helen, also. Two wonderful people and with parents like that, I’m sure he was the best son, father, husband, brother and friend. My prayers and thoughts to all who loved him and mourn his loss. Love and blessings to all.

    David Kokenes says:

    Anthony, Helen, Teri and Marcus – my sincere condolences … so very sorry to hear of Kyle’s passing … may God bring each of you and your family comfort and peace during this very difficult time …
    Kyle – may you Rest In Peace …


    David Kokenes

    Tommy and Brenda Ehrensberger says:

    So sad, may the Lord wrap his arms around all your family members. GOD BLESS, we love you’ll

    Stella and Timothy Walker says:

    Tracy Adam Meagan and all he other family members our prayers go out to y’all love y’all and praying for Gods peace

    jerry melancon says:


    Dana Guidry Mouton says:

    My family lived around the corner and me and my siblings play many a years with Kyle and his siblings.. Many of wonderful memories I have kept close to my heart and was blessed without knowing just to have the family in my life…

    Dana Guidry Mouton says:

    Thinking of you all.. lived around the corner as kids we played many a years together ..
    Kyle and family made me and my siblings younger years very special.. have always kept those memories in my heart..

    Ann Holland says:

    Tracy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.. Remember all the sweet memories & laughter over the years.
    I worked with Kyle at Brookshire’s & he always had smile.

    Tina Lewis says:

    Tracy and family our family is praying for you. Such a sweet man, I remember so well how he would smile with every interaction. Taking care of us at Brookshires, running into him at the Express Mart he smiled that shy beautiful smile. Thank you Kyle for being a great person. Our hearts are heavy for the loved ones he held so close to his heart. Memories, I pray you are flooded with memories that bring you comfort. Sending love – Tina and Mandie Lewis

    Mary a Swearingen says:

    P prayers for this family and friends at this great loss. Kyle will be sorely missed by the entire community. He fought a good battle.

    Dexter Leleux says:

    Rest in Peace Kyle, I Truly wish that I would have known You better, But I do remember talking to You a Few times at Church or a Church Event and You were one of the nicest men I had ever met. I Feel Sorry for his wife & kids, but I Really feel Sorry for Tony & Helen His Parents, They are who I know from Church, I Have 2 Sons & Things are Not Supposed to workout this Way, God Bless the Entire Tantillo Family.

    Kiley Farrow says:

    So sorry for your loss Tracy, praying for you and your families.

    Mary Fears says:

    So sorry for the families loose. Kyle was truly a wonderful person, friend and family man. He always had a smile on his face totally friendly and helpful.
    I will keep the family in my prayers and hope for God’s guidance to help ease the pain. Memories are what we cherished.
    Mary Fears

    Rachel Fowler says:

    I’m am so sry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you & your family extra tight these hard days to come. I’m sending lots of luv & prayers.

    Sheila Brock says:

    Such a sad loss. May he rest in peace.

    Steve says:

    I remember Kyle from Brookshire Bros. Although I didn’t know him personally, he was a good guy that would always go out of his way to get what I asked for. My prayers go to his family in this time of loss.


    Gary and I was so sorry to hear about Kyle! He was truly one of the nicest people I have ever met and could always make you laugh. We are praying for you and all the family.

    Sharon Cherry says:

    Will be greatly missed. Such a kind soul and classmate. Prayers for the family .

    Milton andRuth Mcneely says:

    Our Thoughts and Prayers for your great loss

    Pamala Adkins says:

    Praying for comfort & peace for the family.

    Cindy & Kevin Cummings says:

    Praying for Tracy and the entire family. Kyle will be dearly missed????

    Susan Hensley Collins says:

    Tracy and Family – I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. Kyle was always a joy to be around and it was truly an honor to have worked with him. You all will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

    Ashley Brown says:

    Such fabulous memories of Kyle. But most of them occurred at Brookshires when I was grocery shopping. He and I would laugh at everything. But mostly about baseball. I can still hear that laugh. I am so sorry guys he was a great man. Count yourselves lucky that you were whom he loved. Rest In Peace dear friend. I love you Tracy, Meghan and Adam. You guys will be in my prayers.

    Scottie Ray says:

    So sorry for y’all’s family! He was always very nice to myself and my family. I send love and prayers of strength to your family!????????????????????????

    Scottie Ray

    Lisa says:

    I’m so very sorry ???? Prayers sent up for you all ????

    Cindy Brown Gall says:

    I have so many great memories of childhood holidays and beach trips. We were cousins close in age and often hid from our grandparents. I always admired his love and commitment to family, especially Tracey. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Tantillo’s. Fly high and Rest In Peace.

    Tabitha Burnett Castilaw says:

    Such a sad loss. Kyle always had a smile and a kind word to offer. He will be missed. Prayers for all his family.

    Diane+Cannon says:

    I am so, so very sorry! RIP, Kyle!

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