And, when he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of Heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun.
So sad, such a profound loss. My deepest sympathies to you.
Dr. Susan Dean Gilbert (Theatre and Dance)
I learned of your son's passing from my son, who also attends ASU. My heart breaks for your pain. Prayers are being sent your way to help lift you up. May God bless you, your family, and Tyler in your greatest hour of need.
Our heart broke along with yours that sad rainy saturaday. There are no words to ease the pain you and your family are feeling. The loss and empitness is too great, our prayers are with you.
Bob-Richard and I are very deeply sorry for your loss and we are thinking of you. Such a tragedy with a person so young-no words can describe. Peace and prayers to the whole family.
You were always such a pleasant, nice person in the classes I had with you at North. You and your family have been in my prayers. God Bless.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord embrace Tyler and watch over you and your family during this difficult time.
With deepest sympathy,
I moved to Boone from N. Charlotte five years ago. My son attended North and is a sophmore at ASU now. We are so full of sadness over this. Please know the whole community here is, also.
Bob, Lynn and Derrick ,
I am so sorry to hear about Tyler s passing. I can remember the day you brought him home from the hospital. He was a precious little man and had grown to be a very handsome man. There is nothing that I can say to make you feel better but know it was a privilege to have known him. I love and miss y'all .
Mary ... your old neighbor in cheshunt
May you find God's comforting peace and grace as you face this very sad and difficult time. ~Paul and Meredith Brodland
I graduated from App last spring- this is such a tragedy that someone should die in their prime. Prayers for the family and friends.
Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”
I am keeping your family in my prayers. Heaven gained a young angel and just remember you will be reunited with him one day! I didn't know your son but I am a senior at ASU and it broke my heart when I found out about him. May God be with you guys on this tough day. God bless
Bob and Lynn,
It has been some time since I have seen Tyler but I remember him running around the house when he was little. Words can't begin to comfort you during this time but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you both.
To the Blalock Family - as parents of two ASU students, we wish to express our deepest sympathy and may you find peace in God. Our heart breaks for you all.
May the love of family and friends carry you through your grief. Take comfort in knowing that you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. I will always remember Tyler's smiling face as he entered Kindergarten.
Tyler's Kindergarten Teacher
Lynn and Bob,
I am so saddened to hear about Tyler, my thoughts, and prayers are with you at this very difficult time in your lives. Deepest condolences to your family.
Lynn and family - My heart goes out to you. Mike and I were so saddened to hear of the death of your son Tyler. Please know that many mutual friends of ours are thinking of you and praying for you at this terribly difficult time in your life.
Remember Psalm 139
My son is a sophomore at ASU. My heart goes out to you and your family. I pray that God continues to carry you during this time.
As an ASU alumnus and mother of a daughter graduating from App this December, please accept our deepest sympathies. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
May God hold you close and guide you through this terrible time. You all will remain in my prayers
My daughter is a sophmore at ASU. Our prayers are with your family during this most difficult time. May God surround your family and help you through.
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
I wish to offer my condolences to Tyler's family and friends. Tyler was in one of my classes. I am grateful for having known him, even if it was only for a brief period of time; my deepest sympathy for your loss.
Dr. Lanoix, ASU
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. My son attends ASU and my heart breaks for your family. I will keep your family in my heart and prayers...
I work at ASU and did not know your son, but please know my heart breaks for you in the loss of your child & brother. I will keep all of you in my heart and prayers. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Please know that the Boone community is stricken by your sad loss. This is what every parent fears. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
To the Blalock Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May our GOD comfort you in your time of sorrow. Bryant and Raelaine Smith
R.I.P. TYLER BLALOCK, CONDELENCES TO THE FAMILY
i didn't know this young man, but my condelences go out to the family
I am very sorry for your loss. Words can not express how you must feel. My daughter goes to ASU and all the students and families were very saddened. Praying for you and your family.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. I pray for you to feel God's peace that is beyond understanding during this time of pain and I pray that you would feel God's arms wrapped around your whole family. Once again you all are in my prayers.
Bob & Lynn, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful son Tyler. I am not sure you remember me (Lorie Holland Williams) but I worked with you both at Rogers American.. and I remember when Lynn was pregnant with Tyler. I also have 2 sons- one who is turning 19 this week. My prayers are with you both. May God surround you with his love and peace for your family. Sincerely,
Lynn and family....I can't imagine the sadness you all are feeling right now. Lynn, even though it's been years since we have seen each other...now that I am keeping your family in my prayers.
Bob, Lynn and Derek,
Our families have been linked through friendship for many years and we are truly devestated over the loss of Tyler. We have watched our kids grow up together. No words or actions can comfort you during this heartbreak and sadness, but our love, thoughts and prayers are with you...Do you think Tyler and Hershey are playing catch yet?
Randy,Jackie,Katie and Jonathan
We can't imagine the pain in your hearts and emptiness you must be going through. We haven't seen Tyler since he was small but know he was a wonderful young man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lynn, Bob &. Derrick,
Words cannot begin to express the sadness I feel for you 3. My boys Adam & Alex enjoyed playing with Tyler & derrick when they were younger..life changes and our boys went their own separate ways but that doesn't change the love and friendship!!!I love you all so much and hope that you look to God for your strength and comfort...I know that is what Tyler would want!!! Love Tina Stanley
I spent 4 months with the Blalocks in 1995, because my friends Lynn & Bob, are the BEST! I will always remember the time I spent with Tyler & Derek, when they were toddlers.
My prayers are with them and their wonderful family.
I send love and prayers to you and your family, Lynn. Though it's been years since we have seen each other, and we are miles apart, my heart goes out to you with compassion.
(Formerly Holly Hawkins from Huntington)
So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time
Sorry for your loss. I work in the SD office at ASU and have seen Tyler in the building a few times. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
I am the mom of 2 students at ASU. My oldest went to North before Mallard. I was in Boone for family weekend. My heart has been heavy since Saturday. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful son. I have and will continue to pray for your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Your son was a great asset to Appalachian State and the community as a whole. We will miss our fellow Mountaineer.
While we know Derek better than the rest of you, we do want you to know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God's peace be with you.
Athena & Dick Burton
This is every parent's worst nightmare. I can only imagine the pain your family must feel. I did not know Tyler, but my daughter is a junior at Appalachian. My heartfelt condolences to all of you, as you remain in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you find peace through this difficult time. Tammie
We were very saddened to hear of the untimely death of your son and brother. We have been praying for your family and will continue.
We are a part of the ASU family and our son also attended North Meck High School with Tyler. We are so terribly sorry for your loss. May the love of friends and family carry you through this tragic time. Our thoughts are with you. We pray the Lord will give you strength and the many wonderful memories of your precious child will bring you comfort in the days to come.
The Adreon Family
Bob, Lynn & Derek,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this tragic time in your life. May the Lord grant you peace and understanding as you cope with your loss. We are deeply saddened for your loss and pray that some good might come out of this tragedy. God bless
Jon & Shari Swick
I did not know Tyler, but my heart breaks for you. We have a son who is a sophomore in college and I cannot imagine the pain you must feel. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Lean upon God's everlasting arms and trust Him for strength for every step you take.
Dear Bob, Lynn & Derek ~
There are no words that could ever express how saddened we are for your loss. Derek was a great friend/neighbor to our son Alston from middle school on. He touched the lives of many of the boys in our neighborhood, and will be missed. We are thankful that we had the privilege of knowing him for his short time here. He was such a respectful, sweet spirited young man, who always put others before himself. Our hearts are all with you. Please know that we are here, if you need anything. Until then we will continue to pray for your family through this tragedy. May the Lord hold you all close to His heart.
Love & prayers
The Helms family
Many prayers for this family now and in the days ahead. May you be blessed with new strength each day.
I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Tyler, but have been thinking about him and your family ever since this happened. Peace and comfort to you.
--ASU Faculty Member
As members of the ASU Family, we offer our love and prayers to your family as you deal with the loss of your precious son and brother. On Saturday, when the annoucement was made about Tyler at the start of the game, you could have heard a pin drop in the midst of over 27,000 people. Prayers we going up for you and will continue to be offered in your behalf.
Sharing in your memories of someone very special. From elementary school on up, many good times were had by all the boys - Tyler and Robert, Derek and Reggie. Our family is deeply saddened by the unexpected loss of Tyler. With sincerest sympathies to the Blalocks.
We are also App parents, and would like to express how saddened we are by this tragic news, I know your hearts are so heavy...know that you are in our prayers, and that the ASU Students are thinking of you at this time. It has been so heartbreaking to our App kids and family.
I only met Tyler once but what an impact he left on my life. May God comfort you during this time of sorrow. I will continue to lift you all up in my prayers.
To Tyler's mom, dad, and Derek: I am so sorry to hear about Tyler. My son and nephew are in the Mountaineer family and we offer each of you our heartfelt sympathies and prayers. May God comfort you each day and night with His peace and love. Ed
As a student at Appalachian and a parent of two children, my heart aches for the loss of your son and brother. Please know that the entire Boone and ASU community hold you in our hearts and wish you some peace and comfort during this time.
Bob Lynn and Derek,
David and I are so sorry for your loss. There aren't any words to comfort you but we are both in prayer that God will blanket you in his peace.
Beckie McCall. David Filipczak.
So very sorry for the loss of your precious son. Please know that people from Boone and Watauga County are greving with you over the loss of this young man. May the God of all peace surround you with his loving arms. You are forever in my prayers
I am so very sorry for your loss. These woeds are so simple, however they carry such weight. My son is a freshman at ASU, however our bond is so much greater than a college. Three years ago my oldest son, Cole died. The journey you have begun is so unique... Please "google" Compassionate Friends. This is a group for bereaved parents that has allowed me to recover from this unspeakable tragady. Feel free to contact me if you are able.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I can only imagine the pain that you must be feeling in the loss of your vibrant, young son. His life was important and others will be changed for having known him.
A former ASU mom
Although I only got the opportunity to meet Tyler a couple of times, I will miss the radiant smile I saw every time I passed him by, and that occasional text to my phone. Rest easy, Tyler. My prayers are with the Blalock family during this hard time.
Dear Bob, Lynn and Derrick, There are no words of comfort at this time that can ease the pain of losing your precious Tyler. Daniel, Lauren and I are just heart broken over his passing.
Lynn and Bob, I remember an occasion when I couldn't locate Daniel and called you, at which point Lynn hunted the boys down and scolded Daniel all the way home for scaring his mother; I was so thankful that I could call on any of Daniels'friends parents when I needed help. We are a community of parents who have watched our children grow and turn into adults, even though we forever hold them in our hearts as "our babies". I cannot imagine the pain of your loss but want you to know that you are loved and being prayed for.
Derick,you and Daniel, along with many others have been friends for a long time and you are very much being held in our hearts and prayers. If there is anything we can do to help you or your mom and dad, just let us know. I can only wish you the peace that passes all understanding....
Mollie will surely miss him as well, so extra treats to the old girl. Love, Melissa (Poole) Keels
May God provide you peace and comfort as you grieve the loss of such a young life. It is often impossible to understand God's plans for each of us, particularly during a tragedy such as this.
My son is a freshman at ASU this year. Connor did not know your son, but as a parent to a teen boy my heart aches for you and your family. I will pray for God's peace to fill your home and your hearts during this very difficult time. Sharon Pierce (Raleigh, NC)
I did not know Tyler, but I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sure while his time here was short, he was shining light in not only countless lives here at ASU, but at home as well. His presence here will not be forgotten. May his memory shine on.
we are so sorry for your loss. You are and will be in our thoughts and prayers
Lynn, please know you and your family are in our hearts and prayers as you travel through this devastating time.
I am so sorry about this tragic event. While Tyler was not a student of mine, his accident is nonetheless profoundly heartbreaking and I can assure you that I share this sentiment with faculty and students across campus. Tyler and his family are in our thoughts and prayers.
To Tyler's family, I can't begin to imagine the grief and pain you all are feeling right now. I lost my 27 year old nephew this spring, and as a father of three adult children I grieve with you as you face this tragedy. I pray that God will lift you up and give you the strength you need to get through this. Peace be with you all in this time of great need and sadness.
I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know your son, but live in the community. I pray that God gives you peace and comfort during this trying time.
Sending my heart to the Blalock family. I went to high school with Tyler, we had a bunch of classes together. He was sweet, nice, and funny. He always laughed at my silly jokes. You will forever be remembered Tyler...
So sorry for your loss. I am a student at ASU and Tyler was one of the Appalachian family. I am also a parent and my heart is breaking for what you must be enduring right now. Praying for some measure of comfort for you...
Susan Blevins, Boone, N.C.
I did not know your son, but I have a son who attends ASU, and we have been praying for you to know and be comforted by God's love for Tyler and for you.
Peace & comfort to everyone who has had the privilege to share in Tyler's life and been affected by this tragedy.
As a parent of an ASU senior, I can not even imagine the pain your family is experiencing at this moment. We were at App this weekend when we heard this unthinkable news. Please accept our deepest sympathies during your time of grief. May God bless your entire family and somehow ease your suffering.
O for a day to walk again slow through a forest deep O for the time to talk again before I go to sleep O for the warmth of summer sun the chill of winters eve and O for the chance to sing my song once more before I go O for the scent of autumn air brisk clean and cold O for the chance to travel where the seas are blue and bold O for the prayer I never prayed O for the kiss I never kissed and O for the chance to sing my song once more while yet I missed cry of bird and wail of wind word unspoken sin un-sinned a night to dance a hill to climb the chance to sing while there is time O for the taste of meat and ale to linger on my tongue O for the sight of hill and dale and faces that are young O for the hand of one I love the time to bloom and grow and O for the chance to sing my song once more before I go.
May the peace of God be with you all now and forever.
I heard about Tyler's passing through the Appalachian State website. I am so sorry for your loss! As a parent of 21, 18, and 12 year boys my heart aches for his parents. May God be with his family and friends during this time and give them peace.
We live in Boone, and send prayers from our family to yours.
Joan and John McGregor
My son goes to asu and my daughter lives in charlotte.I was at the football game when we had a moment of silence and have thought of nothing except the pain you must be going thru. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and family.
Bob, Lynn & Derek,
Our prayers are with you at this sad, sad time.
We will always picture Tyler following Brian around, always the happy little boy eager to join in on an adventure. He grew into such a handsome young man who made his family proud!
Our hearts are breaking for you! We hope in time you will find peace in your happy memories.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
Dear Bob, Lynn and Derek
My prayers and thoughts are with you.
I know how much those boys meant to yall. May God give you peace and comfort.
Love Patsy King (Mt. Holly N C)
I am sorry for your loss. My daughter is a student at ASU & I can't imagine the pain your family is feeling. My thoughts & prayers are with you.
I can't imagine the pain your family is going through right now. I live in Boone and work for Appalachian State, and all of us here are mourning Tyler's loss. May God give you and your family comfort. You will be in our prayers.
I heard about your sons death this weekend while being at ASU. My daughter is a freshman there. Your family is in my prayers and thoughts.
This is heartbreaking. Tyler was on his way to become such an awesome man. My thoughts are with the family.
Dear Blalock family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our children, John and Bridget are good friends of Dereks. They speak very highly of both Derek and Tyler. Please know that you are in our prayers. May God bless all of you. Sincerely, The Ansbro family
I am so very sorry for the loss of your son. My son Nick knew Tyler and is deeply saddened and shocked by the loss. This is so close to home -we all know this could have happened to any of our children. In deep prayer for your family.
All of us here at Fifth Third are so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what you are going through right now. Please know that he will be greatly missed. If you need anything please let me know.
Bob, Lynn and Derek. Words are inadequate now and all I can offer are prayers for comfort and peace.
Our memories of Tyler as a little boy and watching him grow up into a wonderful young man give some solace in this dark time.
May you find peace in those same memories.
Dear Blalock family,
I am so sorry to hear of your precious son's passing. Our son Michael passed away tragically when he was a junior at North Meck in 2004, so I can somewhat understand the pain you are feeling. I know there is nothing anyone can say to ease your pain, but I hope you take comfort in knowing how loved Tyler was and how many lives he touched. One of Michael's brothers just graduated from App this past spring and still lives in Boone. If there is anything he can do for you, please let us know. Our other son is a year older than Tyler and clearly remembers him from high school. Please know our family will be praying for all of you and we are here if you need anything.
Suzanne Duni and family
As a parent my heart is heavy for your loss. I will be upholding your family in my prayers. May God help you all stay strong.
I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what you are going through right now. I didn't know Tyler, but my son is a sophomore at ASU and was in a history class with him. Please know that he will be greatly missed.
Bob so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. David Bashline FUMA Class of '77
Bob my friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Words cannot even begin to describe your loss or my deepest feelings for you and your son. I love you my friend and will doi anything and everything i can to ease you pain and suffering. I love you Brother. May God bless you and your family in this time of need.
I went to middle school with him. I didn't know him too well. So very sorry for your loss.
So sorry to hear this . May god be with the family .
My heart breaks for you. May God help you.
My heart aches for you. I can't begin to imagine your pain. I learned of the death of your son at ASU this past weekend when we were there. No parent should ever have to bury their child. You are in my prayers. May God comfort you.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Blalock Family! My son, Michael, remembers Tyler from 3rd grade and area sports teams. He has fond memories of him! May you find comfort and peace!
Dear Bob, Lynn, Derrick
We are shocked and saddened by Tyler's passing. You are in our prayers.
Colin, Beth,Joe, Maggie Kenney
As a parent of an ASU student, my prayers are with your family during this difficult time. May you feel the peace of God .
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
I also do not know Tyler or his family but my heart is breaking for them all. I hope it helps in some small way to know they are all held close in my heart and I will also keep Tyler's family and loved ones in my prayers.
I am so sorry about Tyler. He is such a handsome young man. I lost my son, Walker Taylor, when he was a senior at Auburn in 2009. I want you to know that I am praying for your family. If I can do anything please call me. I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace. God be with your family at this difficult time. Lisa Mende (704) 964-3880
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
My heart goes out to Bob Blalock and his family. I have known them for years and am deeply saddened by this tragedy. Tyler was a fine young man!
I am so sorry for your loss. God be with you.
Our sincere sympathy to your family, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
The Laraway Family
So very sorry for you lost, i was on the internet, and saw the headline, your family will be in my prays.
Our condolences go out to this member of the ASU family. So sad to hear this. Your family is in our hearts and prayers.
I'm so sad. I don't know Tyler or his family but I'm a father of 3 boys in Charlotte, and one is a freshman at App State where I'm at right now. My prayers and thoughts go out to the Blalock family.
it makes me sad when such a young person it taken away so early .
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow