Jeffrey Scott Tyler

April 27, 1965 - February 3, 2022

04/27/1965 - 02/03/2022

Past Services

Monday February 07, 2022
Cedar Lawn Cemetery
Highway 258 North
Rich Square, NC 27869
Monday February 07, 2022
2:00 pm
Rich Square Baptist Church
116 West Jackson Street
Rich Square, NC 27869

WOODLAND, NC – Jeffrey Scott Tyler, age 56, of Chestnut Street, passed away on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at his home with his wife by his side.

Jeff was born on April 27, 1965 to Herbert Marion “Ted” Tyler and Kathryn Jackson Tyler in Rocky Mount, NC. He worked with Resinall as a maintenance mechanic for many years. He was a simple man that loved his family deeply and enjoyed the time he spent with them. He enjoyed being at home and rocking in the rocking chair. Jeff loved music, especially Jimmy Buffet and Elvis, and enjoyed sitting around playing the guitar and drums. He was a courageous fighter until the end of his battle and will be missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ted Tyler.

Left to cherish Jeff’s memory is his loving wife, Lori; his mother, Kathryn; two daughters, Tessa Tyler Thorne (Travis) of Rocky Mount, Brandy Harrell Burden (Earl Jones) of Aulander; son, Jason Handley (Somer) of Raleigh; ten grandchildren, Riley Suhr, Logan Suhr, Camden Suhr, Noah Hampel, Ty Handley, Van Handley, Jarrett Burden, Lauren Burden, Sadie Jones, and Stetson Thorne; his sister, Cindy Tyler Moore (Ted) of Rich Square; his brother, Bert Tyler (Tracy) of Rocky Mount; along with numerous extended family and friends.

The family will receive friends at any time at Jeff’s home and a celebration of life funeral service will be held on Monday, February 7, 2022, at 2:00 pm at the Rich Square Baptist Church, Rich Square, with Rev. John Thompson officiating. The burial will follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Rich Square.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions may be made to Rich Square Baptist Church, PO Box 589, Rich Square, N.C. 27869 or you may donate online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Tyler family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Love from the Gardners, George, Carla, Kendra, & Payton
2 years ago

Lori and family, we surely hurt for you and pray the Lord comforts you. As one of your beach families, we cherish the summer days at Ocean Forest Colony with the Tyler family. We know it won’t be the same. I think Jeff may have been the #1 shark tooth finder on the East Coast! and always gave us something to laugh about. Lots of memories there! We missed you all this summer and hope we see you all again.

Debbie Robbins
2 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. May you find peace and comfort in your memories.

Jack English
2 years ago

Every time I saw Jeff, there was that big smile and always a kind word. I will remember him for that.

Tracy Foutz
2 years ago

Katherine, Cindy and Bert. So very sorry about hearing of the passing of Jeff. Cindy, your updates were very much appreciated!
“Those that love the Lord never see each other for the last time.” Praying for you all, and rejoicing for Jeff. -Tracy

Julie Paul
2 years ago

Jeff introduced me to KISS when I was 7 years old and I always think of him when I listen to their music. I think I liked them just because Jeff did and I looked up to him when I was a little kid. I’ll miss seeing him looking for sharks teeth early in the morning at the beach.

Anna farmer
2 years ago

So sorry for your loss…your family is in my prayers

Dorothy Colley
2 years ago

Phillip and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.❤️

Brenda Jernigan
2 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am praying for you. Love you.

2 years ago

“……….. Through eighty six years
Of perpetual motion,”
If he likes you, he’ll smile and he’ll say,
“Some of it’s magic,
And some of it’s tragic,
But I had a good life all the way” HE WENT TO PARIS!
Love ya girl.

Joyce Woodard Lassiter
2 years ago

Lori so sorry for your loss. Lots of love and hugs.