David Tyler

Obituaries

December 14, 2015 - 12:00 AM

David Allen Tyler, 54, Le Roy, passed away Friday evening at his home surrounded by his loving wife Terry and family.
David was born July 30, 1961, in Iola, the son of David J. and Bessie L. (Harper) Tyler. He was employed by Haldex Brake in Iola for 27 years, while also working at J-D’s Automotive for 12 years. In his earlier years he proudly served in the Kansas National Guard for 15 years.
Dave and Terry were married on June 10, 2011, in Miami, Okla., and made their home in Le Roy. Along with his wife they established a business in Le Roy called Terry’s, which they dearly loved.
Dave was presently employed at the Le Roy Coop for the past two years, which he enjoyed immensely and was very proud to say that he worked there. He was an avid NASCAR fan through the years. Dave and his son, Terry, built and raced their own car at various dirt tracks, but mainly in Humboldt. He treasured time spent with his wife and family. He was always willing to help others. He was truly loved by all.
Dave leaves his wife, two children from his previous marriage, Terry A. Tyler and wife Desirae, Pittsburg, and Kristy Sutherland and husband Chuck, Iola; sons Jason Strawder, Ottawa, and Shaun Strawder and wife Angie, Le Roy; 10 grandchildren, Isaac, Tate and Emary Tyler, Breckon and Hallie Sutherland and Keagon, Kya, Kolsten, Dason and Jakobe Strawder; four brothers, George Thomas, Leesville, La., Victor Thomas, Athens, Ga., Richard Tyler, Iola, and Luther Tyler of Texas, two sisters, Anne Collins, Omaha, Neb., and Bonnie Kincaid, Erie; and numerous nieces and nephews and other family and friends.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, James and William Tyler and Larry Thomas; sister Janet Nash; and his first wife, Mary Catherine (Cathy) Pollman Tyler.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Funeral Home in Burlington. Graveside services will be at approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday at Highland Cemetery, Iola. The family will meet with friends from 7-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Coffey County Fire District No. 1 Station 5 or to Coffey County Cancer Support Group.

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