ODESSA Floyd Junior Tyler, age 79, of Odessa, passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born January 26, 1935, in Hobbs, TX, to the late Alfred and Leona (Collier) Tyler. He was a US Air Force
Veteran of the Korean Conflict
. He married Barbara Henson in Bernalillo, NM, on December 9, 1956. Floyd was a salesman for Schwan's Food Service for many years. He was a member of Faith Community Baptist Church, where he served the congregation as a deacon and running the sound system.
Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife: Barbara Tyler of Odessa; three sons: Sammy Dale Tyler and wife Lola and Larry G. Tyler, all of Odessa, and Dennis Randall Tyler of Orange, CA; daughter: Deborah Gail Grissom and husband Richie of Odessa; sister: Lela Milligan and husband Mike of Albuquerque, NM; eight grandchildren: Deborah Marie, Barbara Michelle, Jessica Margaret, Anna Leigh, Ruby Mae, Floyd Quinn, Jesse Lee, and Richard Dean; and two great-granddaughters: Kaylee and Bella.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday afternoon, February 2, 2014, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Monday, February 3, 2014, at Faith Community Baptist Church, 9902 W. University Blvd., Odessa, officiated by Brother Wayne Shelton. Interment with military honors will follow at Rose Hill Garden of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd., Odessa, and condolences to the family may be sent online at acreswestfuneral.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Faith Community Baptist Church Sound System Fund, P.O. Box 69689, Odessa, TX 79769.