Arthur Freeman â€œRedâ€ Tyler, 88, of Bedford, died Monday, April 28, 2014 at the Bedford County Nursing Home. He was born Sept. 9, 1925 in Blue Ridge, a son of the late Herman Arthur Tyler and Irene Bell Jones Tyler. Red attended Thaxton Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during WWII and a retiree of N&S Railroad. In addition to his parents, Red was preceded in death by two sisters, Katherine Dillman and Martha Grace Adams; and three brothers, Harold â€œArchieâ€ Tyler, William â€œCuteâ€ Tyler and Linwood C. Tyler. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elma June Fizer Tyler; two daughters, Charmie Ann Richardson and her husband, Patrick and Julia Elaine Hall and her husband, Larry and their sons Thomas and Phillip Hall; four sisters, Leona Jane Leonard, Nancy Louise Whittaker, Annette Bartlet and her husband, Morgan, and Helen Burnette and her husband, JT; one brother, Fred â€œPriceâ€ Tyler; three sister-in-laws, Blanche, Opal, and Barbara Tyler; and numerous nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. A celebration of Redâ€™s life will be conducted at 1 PM, Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Thaxton Baptist Church with Rev. Randy C. Krantz officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM, Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford. To send condolences, please visit www.tharpfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford, (540) 586-3443.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2014