Vance U. Tyson Sr., 95
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Mr. Vance Upton Tyson Sr., 95, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Jernigan-Warren Chapel with the Rev. Archie Barringer and the Rev. Chip Grammer officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery in Gray's Creek.
Mr. Tyson was a prominent farmer in the Gray's Creek community. He was an active member of Sherwood Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon, elder, clerk of the session and a Sunday school teacher. He served on the board for the Gray's Creek Volunteer Fire Department and was a former member of the Gray's Creek Ruritan Club.
Mr. Tyson was preceded in death by his parents H.G. and Tommie Tyson; brothers Henry M. Tyson and George S. Tyson; and sisters Elon Bollinger and Eula Tyson.
Mr. Tyson is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years Helen Pittman Tyson of the home; son Vance Upton Tyson, Jr. and wife Rebecca of Fayetteville; daughter Patsy Tyson White and husband Thomas Ray of Fayetteville; sisters Frances Curle of Fayetteville and Joyce Slaydon and husband Sammy Ray of San Antonio, Texas; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Flowers are welcome or memorials in his memory may be made to Sherwood Presbyterian Church 4857 N.C. Highway 87 South, Fayetteville, N.C. 28306.
Services entrusted to Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home of Fayetteville, N.C.