Rev. John R. Tyler


Memorial services for Rev. John R. Tyler, 73, of Corrigan were held Wednesday, July 11, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Corrigan, under the auspices of the Lufkin Masonic Lodge No. 669 A.F. & A.M., with Reverend Gail Ford-Smith officiating. Cremation arrangements will be under the direction of Carroway Funeral Home.

Rev. Tyler was born March 21, 1945 in Amarillo, Texas to the late Audrey Orlena (McLain) and Roy Nickless Tyler, and died Sunday, July 8, 2018, in a hospital in Houston.

Rev. Tyler was a Minister for the United Methodist Church for over 30 years, serving at several different locations. He served his country in the United States Army and was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 463 A.F. & A.M. in Atlanta, Texas.

Survivors include his son, Troy D. Tyler and wife Vanessa of Corrigan; daughter, Tanya T. Tyler of Sachse; granddaughter, Victoria Tyler of Corrigan; stepson, Jeff Graves and wife Amy and their children, Randall and Reagan Graves of Kingwood; former brother-in-law, Terry Smith of Cullman, Alabama; and numerous other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Dolores “Dodi” Tyler.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Rev. John Tyler to the Victoria Tyler Scholarship Fund at Citizens State Bank, P.O. Box 500, Corrigan, Texas 75939.

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