Tyler, James Thomas, Sr.
WOOSTER - James Thomas Tyler Sr., 84, of Wooster, died Saturday, April 8, 2006, at Mercy Medical Center in Canton.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Wooster.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster, where the rosary will be said at 5:30 p.m.
Those who wish may make contributions to American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus 43216-3549; or to American Cancer Society, Wayne County Branch, 721 E. Milltown Road, Wooster 44691.
James was born Sept. 29, 1921, in Canton to Eugene James and Marie C. (Kelley) Tyler and married Marie Gesala Krempel. She died Nov. 16, 1986.
He had served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a pilot during World War II and was owner of J.T. Tyler Trucking.
He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, AMVETS and the Moose Lodge in Massillon.
Surviving are children, James T. Jr. (Deb) Tyler of Oregon, Rose (Dave) Keffler of Massillon, Terri (Stan) Hren of Colorado, Regina (Richard) Fleming of Shreve, Christina (Mike) Bittaker of Uniontown and Marie (Dan) Volker of South Carolina; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dale A. Tyler of Canton; sisters, LaVonne Cookson of Canton and Elizabeth C. Figley of Dover, Del.; and his loving fiancee, S.P. Reita Pearson.
In addition to his wife, James was preceded in death by brothers Henry F., Eugene, and sisters Rita Ann Buchholoz, Loretta Harbert and Margaret Wicker.
[Source: The (Wooster) Daily Record Obituaries, 9 April 2006]
Mass of Christian Burial for James T. Tyler Sr., 84, of Wooster, was celebrated Wednesday. Military services were conducted by Wooster American Legion Post 68. Pallbearers were James T. Tyler Jr., Jeff and John Odenkirk, Dan Volker, Dan Bradford and Anthony Keffler.
[Source: The Daily Record (Wooster) Obituaries, April 12, 2006]