6/22/15 —– LARRY TYUS

LARRY TYUS, age 68, of Winchester, Tenn. departed this life on Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Southern TN Regional Health Systems Winchester, Tenn., losing his courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Tyus was born in Montgomery, Alabama to the late Hanford Tyus and Pauline Hill Tyus Roberson.

Mr. Tyus was of the Methodist faith.  He was a U.S. Marine Corps. Veteran for eight years serving his country in the Vietnam War.  He was employed for approximately 35 years in Civil Service at Robbins Air Force Base before his retirement.  His hobbies were scuba diving, fishing, and snow skiing.  He was a private airplane pilot and a craftsman. Most of all he will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, and brother.  He never met a stranger and was admired by all who knew him.

Mr. Tyus was preceded in death by his sister, Phoebe Roberson and nephew Charles Harris Tyus, Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Beautye Tyus of Winchester, son, Landon Tyus and wife, Tabitha of Kathleen, Ga., Daughter, Miyon Tyus of Lawrenceville, Ga, brothers, Charles Tyus and wife, Gayle of Tallassee, Ala., Jimmy Tyus of Huntsville, Ala., Jackie Tyus of Lincoln, Ala. Sisters; Mary Hassey of Wetumtka, Ala., Jody McCuiston and husband Phil, Kathy Jones and husband, Buddy all of Huntsville, Ala., Alicia Pettis and husband, Roy, of Gurley, Ala.  12- Nieces and nephews and 10- Great- nieces and nephews.

A graveside service is scheduled for 10:30 A.M. Monday, June 22, 2015, at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN  38101-9908.

Grant Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.veteran --- Flag 2