Willard Lloyd Tyler Jr.

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 2, 2005

Services for Willard Lloyd Tyler Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Family Life Cathedral with the Rev. Maxwell Tyler officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the service at the church.

Mr. Tyler died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at River Region Medical Center. He was 63.

Mr. Tyler was a resident of Vicksburg. He was a 1958 graduate of Bowman High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in science from Jackson College in 1962 and a master of science degree in education with concentration in chemistry from Tuskegee Institute in 1966.

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Mr. Tyler furthered his studies at Baylor University and the University of Southern Mississippi. He was selected for Who’s Who Among American High School Teachers and awarded the Star Teacher Award. He was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, American Chemical Society, National Science Teachers Association and Vicksburg Chapter of National Teachers Association. He taught in Drew and the Vicksburg Warren School District for 38 years, including at Lucy Jefferson Junior High School, Rosa A. Temple High School, North Vicksburg High and Vicksburg High School.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Alma Rhodes Tyler, and his sister, Dr. Lelia Tyler Sanders.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Thomas Tyler; two daughters, Tammie Tyler Hauser of Jackson and Tonya Michelle Tyler of Baton Rouge; his father and stepmother, Willard Tyler Sr. and Saltine Tyler of Vicksburg; one brother, Maxwell Tyler of Vicksburg; four sisters, Wilbur Tyler Clay and Charlotte Sanders Tyler, both of Vicksburg, Linda Sanders Tyler Gater of Jackson and Dr. Deidre Ann Tyler of Salt Lake City; and two grandchildren.