Mr. Herbert “Ted” Marion Tyler, Sr., age 73, died at Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie, North Carolina on Tuesday, December 23, 2008. Ted was a native of Northampton County. He graduated from Wake Forest University with a Political Science Degree. He was married to Kathryn Jackson in 1956 and to them was born three children. Ted served the citizens of Rich Square as mayor for ten years. He retired from Bristol Myers Squibb in 1999. He was a very active member of the Rich Square Baptist Church serving as a Sunday School teacher, President of the Brotherhood, and a deacon. He was a member of the Rich Square Masonic Lodge #488. Ted will long be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather with a wonderful sense of humor. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Clara Bracy and Herbert P. Tyler.
Survivors include his wife, Kathryn of the home, one daughter, Cynthia ‘Cindy’ Tyler Moore and her husband, Ted of Rich Square, North Carolina, two sons, Herbert Marion ‘Bert’ Tyler, Jr. and his wife, Diana of Whitakers, North Carolina, and Jeffery Scott ‘Jeff’ Tyler and his wife Lori of Moyock, North Carolina, two brothers, Bobby Tyler and his wife, Nancy of Newport News, Virginia and Donnie Tyler and his wife, Jane of Momeyer, North Carolina. Also surviving is one grandchild, Tessa Erin Tyler, one step-grandchild, Brandy Burden, and two step-great grandchildren, Jarrett and Lauren Burden.