Ollie Clyde "O.C." Tyree, Jr.

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Ollie Clyde "O.C." Tyree Jr., 85, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at Trident Medical Center in Charleston with his family at his bedside. A gathering of friends and family will be held at James A. Dyal Funeral Home in Summerville on Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 1 - 2 p.m. with a funeral service immediately following at 2 p.m. officiated by the Reverend Kent Wilson. Cherished and beloved by his family, O.C. was born on July 27, 1931, in Cherokee County, Alabama, to parents Willie and O.C. Tyree Sr. He is preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife of 64 years, Patricia Anne Tyree, to whom he was a loving and devoted husband. He is survived by his three daughters, Melissa J. McCarthy, Teresa Tyree and Mary A. Sweat (James Turner), all of Summerville; grandchildren James R. Knagenhjelm (Kim), of N.C., Michael E. Knagenhjelm, Danyl H. Knagenhjelm, Holly E. Sweat (William All), Emily M. Sweat (E.J. Moore) and David J. Overstreet; great-grandchildren Alyssa M. Knagenhjelm, Tiffany R. Knagenhjelm, Abby L. Knagenhjelm, Cameron M. Knagenhjelm and Brianna Knagenhjelm; brother, Revis Tyree (Rachael), of Huntsville; two sisters, Carol Miller (Don), of Huntsville, and Charlotte Aderholdt (Charles), of Nashville, Tenn.; many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. O.C. was a 28 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force (SMS), enlisting in 1948 and serving several tours throughout the world including in France early in his career and later in Thailand during the Vietnam War. Upon his retirement from the military in 1979, he opened M & T Clothing Family Outlet in Summerville, a successful business that he owned and operated for several years. Fondly called "Papa" by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, he loved the outdoors and enjoyed riding his bicycle regularly. He was also an avid and talented gardener, filling his spacious backyard with a variety of beautiful blooms, fruits, and vegetables that he loved to share with family and friends. O.C.'s exceptional mechanical skills also led to his role as "Mr. Fix-It" of his neighborhood, and he greatly enjoyed always lending a hand to friends and neighbors by repairing an assortment of broken household items from lawnmowers to toasters. He spent many happy times with this family and will forever and lovingly be remembered as a devoted family man and a good friend and neighbor. The family extends a special word of heartfelt thanks to close friends, Norma Dukes and Joanne and Jim Helms for their kindness, love and support over the years. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jamesadyal.com. Arrangements By James A. Dyal Funeral Home, 303 South Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483 (843)873-4040
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(843) 873-4040
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Published in The Anniston Star on Sept. 20, 2016
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