Mary Ruth Shewmaker Tyre

Mary Ruth Shewmaker Tyre, 75, of Center, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018, in Nacogdoches.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
Mary was born September 26, 1942, in Dallas, to Markus Shewmaker and Dolly Mae McKnight Shewmaker. She was married to her forever sweetheart, Charles, for forty-eight years, until his passing on July 3, 2007.  In her younger days, she enjoyed driving across the country in Charles’ big truck and seeing the world, particularly the mountains.  She enjoyed cooking, reading, watching her soaps, and being with her family.  Mary was the glue that made her family stick.  She always went above and beyond for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was their rock!  Seeing them is what she looked forward to the most.  Her heart was full when they were around.  She also loved her church family and was proud to say she loved the Lord.  Her family will miss her greatly, but is comforted by knowing she is rejoicing with Charles, and will be a guardian angel watching over them.
She is survived by
Chuck Tyre and wife, Mandy
Sandy Sanford
Chris Tyre
Kristy Horton and husband, Josh
Jennifer Gillespie and husband, Josh
Jessica Ross and husband, Jeff
Colton Tyre
Deeane Hughes
Ryleigh Hughes
Ethan Tyre
Bradley Richards and wife, Rose
Dustin Sanford and wife, Lisa
Christina Tyre
Scotty Tyre
Cash Tyre – Special Grandchild
Great Grandchildren:
Taylor Horton
Logan Horton
Jaylee Gillespie
Jase Gillespie
Levi Ross
Harper Ross
Kiersten Richards
Connor Richards
Natalie Peace
Gracie Sanford
Kagen Barbee
Kenley Samford
Creek Boswell
James Marcus Shewmaker and wife, Helen
Mike Shewmaker and wife, Ethel
Special Friends: Virgil Duke and wife, Ruth
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
Preceded in death by
Loving Husband of 48 Years: Charles Tyre
Parents: Markus Shewmaker and Dolly Mae McKnight Shewmaker
Grandson: Patrick Dustin Tyre
Great Grandson: Bradley Kent Richards
A special thank you to friends and loving staff at Pine Grove Nursing Home.
Pallbearers will be Josh Horton, Josh Shewmaker, Josh Gillespie, Jeff Ross, Billy White and Robert Samford. Honorary pallbearer will be J.C. Cagle.
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