1st Lieutenant James Erie Tyler, age 89 of Copperhill, TN passed away December 13, 2020, in Blue Ridge, GA. Lt. Tyler was born June 30, 1931, in Biloxi, MS to the late James Guy Tyler and the late Ildred Kingston Woodruff and he was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Marie Tyler and his brother, Gerald Todd Tyler. Lt. Tyler served in the Marine Corp and was a veteran of the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He attended St. Catherine's Laboure Catholic Church where he and his wife Carol were very active. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Elk Lodge. James enjoyed fishing, playing cribbage, traveling, and spending time with his family. He spent his retirement years as a true servant of the community. James was loved by everyone and made a difference in the lives of all who he had the privilege to know. He will be dearly missed by all his friends and family.
Survivors include: his children, Ronald Edward Tyler, Ginger Lynn Tyler, Cheryl Lynne (Mark) Conto, Walter Ray (Jeanne) Roderick, Edward Allen (Desiree) Roderick, John Michael (Diane) Allen, Deniece Cecelia (John) Hare, Joan Marie (Rodney) Donald, and Leigh Anne Farrell; sisters, Barbara Ann Bishop and Katherine Carole Dobbins; twenty two grandchildren and many, many great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Interment will follow in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysville, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.