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.
I send my love and my prayers to all you guys. As I remember him as Teddy,he was a wonderful person…and yes Kathryn, I do remember the times he was at Caswell Center and he always found me and took me out for lunch! All my friends were impressed and wanted to know who that “good-looking” man was! My answer was always.. “he’s family!” Again,my heart goes out to each of you and I know that he has found ALL the family and friends that arrived before he did…. I ALSO know that my Daddy was glad to see him! Please tell Cindy, Bert, and of course JEFF, I still remember them fondly and hold them in my heart. Those “memories” are the MOST important,and remind me every day how lucky I was to be “who” I was!!..and have such special people in my life!
Take care and may God bless each and every one of you!
We have so many fond memories of
Ted it would be impossible to list them all.Most of them when we were
next door neighbors many years ago.The vacation we took together at the beach. Our children playing,while the adults were sitting around discussing politics. this seemed to be Ted’s favorite pasttime.
Ted will be missed by all who knew him
We were shocked to hear of his death.
Katherine,Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and the family at this time
Love from both of us,
Roger & Sylvia
Kathryn & family,
So sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that we send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I will miss seeing Ted at Claudine’s. I use to see him every morning at breakfast when I was working in Rich Square. We love you all.
May God be with you and hold you up in this time of need.
Dear Tyler Family,
I am the 6th grade teacher at Northeast Academy. I saw Mr. Tyler almost everyday during the years he was bringing Tessa to school. His greeting always brightened my day. Last year, I had a free period from 2:00 to 3:00, and I would often talk with Mr. Tyler in the hall while he was waiting for Tessa. He talked about Wake Forest and about his travels. My daughters and I had been to New York on the Northeast trip with him, and I will always remember his sense of humor in the city! I have missed seeing him this year, and I was so sorry to learn that he was sick, and that Tessa would not be in my room this year. I truly miss him. His smile and his greeting at 8:00 am always gave my day a happy start. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
With love, Dana Boone
Dear Mrs. Kathryn,
I was so sorry to read about Mr. Ted. He was such a kind man. Thank you for all that you both have done for Northeast Academy. I will miss him alot! I will pray for you & your family. God Bless, Love & Prayers, Cindy
Doug and I are shocked and so sad to hear the news about Ted. He was a loving man and I will never forget the time I got to spend with him and all of you. You are all in our thoughts and our prayers. We love you all.
Although I have never had the
privelege of meeting Mr.Tyler,through the adoring praise of his loving and devoted daughter,Cindy,I have learned to know him as a truely respected, honorable and loving man to all who do know him. It is easy to understand why he is so loved.
There are many wonderful memories such an exceptional man leaves for family and friends to cherish always..
So many Gods
So many creeds
So many paths that wind and wind
When just the art of being kind
Is all this sad world needs
We were both distressed and surprised at Ted’s sudden death. In short, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family. I had the pleasure of being his friend and fraternity brother at Wake Forest (College) now University during the middle 1950’s. We’ll continue to miss him.
God is looking out for you all.