He graduated from Senath High School in 1952, received his Bachelor's Degree from Arkansas State in Jonesboro, Ark., and graduated from the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis, Tenn. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Survivors include several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Gene, Bud, Leon, and Gaylon Tyler, and six sisters, Ruth McAnally, Flo LeDeski, Troy Tyler, Robie Hastings, Louise Goodwin, and Mary Kitchens.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 28, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Senath with Rev. Dale Rickman officiating.
Burial was in the Senath Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Darren Bruce, Matt Ziegler, John Waters, Ode1 Hastings, Herman Prinzel, Mike Tyler and Darwin Davis.