WEST MILTON - Mark A. "Hot Rod" Tyson, 94, of West Milton, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at the VA Hospice, Dayton. He was born March 5, 1919, in Huntsville, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Mamie (Bailey) Tyson; former wife, Betty Soliday Tyson; brothers Leo and Therman Tyson; sisters Wanda, Leah and Lavon; and son-in-law, Dewitt Sandifer.
He is survived by his loving wife, Dottie J. (McCulley) Tyson; sons and daughters-in-law Mark A. and Carol Tyson, Bowling Green; Terry O. and Cindy Tyson, Perrysburg; daughters and sons-in-law Judy K. Sandifer, West Milton; Gina and J.D. Johnson, West Milton; Toni and John Willis, West Milton; five grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren.
Mark served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during WWII
, where he received the EAME Theater Ribbon with two bronze stars
, received Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal WWII and Army of Occupation Medal Germany. He was retired from Ohio Bell, attended United Church of Christ, was a Mason, a member of the American Legion and loved woodworking.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton, with burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery, West Milton. Friends may call on Saturday two hours prior to the service (10 a.m.-noon) at Hale-Sarver. If so desired, contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton or VA Hospice, Dayton. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.