William R. Tyler

William R. Tyler, 92, of 137 Poplar Road, St. Marys, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017, at Pinecrest Manor, after a lengthy illness.

He was born March 18, 1924, in Byrnedale, son of the late James and Victoria Fox Tyler. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Weedville Schools.  He was a retired employee of the Keystone Carbon Company.

On September 5, 1945, in Rhode Island, he married Gertrude A. Dickey, who preceded him in death on December 4, 2004.

William is survived by a daughter, Barbara Ott and her husband Ed of St. Marys; eight grandchildren, Joseph Tyler, Jr., Sarahanne Fowler, Michael Kepple, Dana Kepple, Amber Kepple, Eric Ott, Emily Plumber, and Katie Ott; 12 great grandchildren, Sara Tyler, Irene Tyler, Anikka Kepple, Aden Kepple, Aaron Kepple, Jacob Kepple, Carolyn Ott, Nevaeh Ott, Josie Stumpf, Alyssa Stumpf, William Plumber, and Ayden Ott; a sister, Vada Tucker of St. Marys; and by a brother, John Tyler and his wife Julie of Maryland.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Tyler, Sr. in 2006; a great granddaughter, Nancy Tyler; five sisters, Mary “Verna” Feidler, Eleanora “Nori” Yetzer, Kathryn “Katie” Carlson, Edith “DeeDee” Azzato, and Phoebe “Ellen” Zuchelli; and by a brother, Charles “Chuck” Tyler.

William was a Veteran of the US Navy, having served in World War II. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed camping, gardening, and canning.  He loved playing guitar and singing with family and friends.  He especially enjoyed old Country Music and drinking beer.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service to be held in the First United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. J. Tim Hoover, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Weedville.

John and Julie Tyler January 16, 2017 at 8:21 pm

Bob, how we will miss you! We are so glad you were able to visit your brother and I prior to your illness. Loved how you and John could talk together on the phone, so many stories, so many memories and always love in our hearts. Now you are with the majority of your family. May God be holding you in His loving arms and your reuniting with family make your heart light and your recent suffering fade away. Until we see you again, you will have a special place in our hearts and memories.

Mike & Taunya Kepple January 16, 2017 at 11:37 pm

Grandpa Tyler will be missed.. May wonderful memories live forever. Continued prayers are with you, Barb & family.

Donny & Lois Feidler January 18, 2017 at 12:13 am

We are sending our love, thoughts & prayers. We will remember him, with that dear smile, on his face.

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