Grady Edward Tyler

Grady Edward Tyler, 71, of Center, passed away Thursday, February 24, 2022, in Center.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 3, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m.  Hayden Dupree will officiate.  Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.  

Born February 18, 1951, in Shelby County, Grady is the son of Dorothy Golden Tyler and Vertis Tyler.  He served in the United States Army as a firefighter and marksman and later worked as a truck driver.  His hobbies included fishing, wood crafting, and spending time with his fur babies.  Grady was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Rowena Tyler of Center, TX; sons, John Halstead Jr. and wife Karen of Shelbyville, TX and Hugh Halstead of Center, TX; grandchildren, Donald Lee and wife Jessica, John Halstead III and wife Samantha, Mianna Adair, and Christopher Halstead; great grandchildren, Shayanne Lee, Erica Lee, Alyssa Lee, Kylie Lee, Ryan Halstead, Maddie Halstead, Chloe Nix, Logan Nix, and Devon LeBlanc and wife Makayla; great great grandbaby, Auburn LeBlanc; multiple nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy Golden Tyler and Vertis Tyler; brothers, Jimmy Tyler, Cecil Tyler, and Captain Porter Tyler; sisters, Minnie Pearl Tyler, Bell Kent, Grace Russell, Vergie Howard, and Stella Louise Harris; great granddaughter, Chesney Adair; and best lifelong friend, Jerry Green.

Pallbearers will be John Wesley Green, Corey Little, Donald Lee, John Halstead III, Rylan Halstead, and Devon LeBlanc.  Honorary pallbearer will be Kenny Harris.

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