Ernest Wayne Tyler, 83, of Granite City, Ill., born in Somers, Mont., passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at Stearns Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Granite City.
Wayne proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and retired as a supervisor from Illinois Power. In his free time he enjoyed motorcycling, fishing at his cabin at Bull Shoals Lake and watching westerns on TV.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Mable, nee Haney, Tyler.
Wayne was the father of Debbie and (Jim) Robbers of Forsythe, Mo., Danny and (Tina) Tyler of Granite City, Diane and (Mike) Macmanamy of Granite City, Darrell and (Dawne) Tyler of Edwardsville. Wayne is survived by a brother, Hess Tyler and his sister, Mavis (Tyler) Clark of Granite City; nephew, Steve and (Pam) Tyler of Maryville and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
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Services: In celebration of his life friends may call on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at noon with Pastor Greg Dickerman officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow with military rites at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, Ill.
IRWIN CHAPEL, Granite City, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Feb. 14, 2016