Willard Tyler Sr.

Published 1:18 am Sunday, November 20, 2011

Willard Tyler Sr. died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. He was 95.

Mr. Tyler was a member of Mount Heroden Baptist Church and was a former church secretary. He was retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experimental Station after 43 years of service, and was a founder and trumpet player for the Red Tops band.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Alma Taylor; his daughter, Dr. Lelia Tyler Sanders; and two sons, Maxwell Tyler and Willard Tyler Jr.

Email newsletter signup

Sign up for The Vicksburg Post's free newsletters

Check which newsletters you would like to receive
  • Vicksburg News: Sent daily at 5 am
  • Vicksburg Sports: Sent daily at 10 am
  • Vicksburg Living: Sent on 15th of each month

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Mrs. S.C. Austin-Tyler; and two daughters, Dr. Diedre Tyler and Mrs. Wilbur Clay.

Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.