The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


May 21, 2013

Lester Tyler

The funeral for Lester Allen Tyler, 73, of Athens will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Spry Funeral Home with James Lemay officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.

Visitation is from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Tyler died Monday, May 20, 2013, at home.

Lester Tyler was born Sept. 29, 1939, in Limestone County to Paul Lester Tyler and Francis Irene Swanner Tyler. He retired from Kroger. Mr. Tyler was a member of the Golden Age Band, and a member of Holt Road Baptist Church in Athens. He was a former deacon at Elkwood Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Tyler of Athens; son, Marty Tyler and wife Joanie of Elkmont; daughters, Teresa Kidd and husband Damion, Melissa Carter and husband Michael, all of Elkmont, and Jennifer McNeill of Athens; brother, Paul Larry Tyler of Decatur; sister, Sherry Tyler of Athens; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Jesse Tyler, Jake Tyler, Tony Mims, Tyler Coffman, Christopher Carter and Joshua Carter. Honorary pallbearers are Karen McNeill and Kelley McNeill.

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