John Edward Tyler Sr., 82, Glasgow, passed away Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at his residence. Born Sept. 2, 1935 in Selingsgrove, Penn., he was the son of the late Samuel F. and Martha C. Dunkelberger Tyler.
He was married to the late Wanda E. Vincent Tyler, who preceded him in death on Feb. 4, 2015.
He graduated from Selingsgrove High School and received his engineering degree from the University of Pittsburg and his master's degree from the University of Bucknell. He was a retired electronic engineer having worked for Lockheed-Martin, now known as BAE. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served with the 101st Airborne 326 Engineer Battalion and retiring with the rank of Lt. Colonel after 38 years of service. He was a 33rd degree mason and was a Past Master of the Eureka Masonic Lodge 335 in Montoursville, Penn.
Survivors include his son, John E. Tyler Jr. and his wife, Donitta, of Glasgow; two grandsons, Jordan Tyler and Josh Payne, both of Glasgow; two granddaughters, Cheryl Crain, of Glasgow and Jennifer Hendrickson and husband, Russell, of Florida; three great-grandsons, Preston Payne, Bentley Payne, and Kaydon Crain, all of Glasgow; one great-granddaughter, Bryanna Wilborn, of Glasgow; two brothers, Robert L. Tyler, of Pennsylvania and Donald L. Tyler, of Oakland, Calif.; two brothers-in-law, Wayne Vincent and wife, Wanda, of Glasgow, and Joe Vincent and wife, Darlene, of Hiseville; three sisters-in-law, Donna Clark and husband, John, of Bowling Green, Shirley Deckard and husband, Roy, of Glasgow, and Diane Garmon and husband, Arvest, of Knob Lick.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three great-grandsons, Zachery, Dylan, and Jaxon Payne; one great-granddaughter, Cheyanne Payne; one brother, Samuel T. Tyler; and his in-laws, Ernest and Della Vincent.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home. Burial with military honors provided by Glasgow Chapter 20 DAV will be in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Masonic services 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Published on October 16, 2017