Fally James Tyson
1941 - 2020
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Fally James Tyson

Seattle - Fally James Tyson, 79, of Seattle, passed away on December 22, 2020. He was born June 21, 1941 in Rodessa, Louisiana to Fally and Mary Lou (Caldwell) Tyson. Fally moved to Bremerton at the age of three with his parents and younger brother. He went on to graduate from West High School in Bremerton, then joined the Army National Guard where he served with honor.

He worked as a cook at the Olympic Hotel in Seattle. As a young man he started Reliable Man Cleaning and Hauling Service and purchased the Madkin Apartments on Madison. He often used his businesses to provide a job or place to live for anyone, relative, friend or stranger who needed a job or place to stay and was willing to work hard.

Fally loved motorcycling with his friends, boating, roller skating, and collecting classic cars. He was a longtime and faithful member of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Seattle. Fally was preceded in death by his parents and leaves behind to mourn him, two brothers, Richard Tyson and Duane Tyson of Seattle; three sisters, Harriette Lewis, Dottie Tyson of Bremerton, and Trexel Jones of AZ; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at Lewis Funeral Chapel with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. An online memorial can be seen at www.lewischapel.com

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Published in Kitsap Sun from Dec. 31, 2020 to Jan. 3, 2021.
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January 7, 2021
Richard and the Tyson family. I was very sorry to hear of Tally's passing. Whenever I hear of one of my Westpark brothers or sisters passing it hurts me deeply. My Westpark family is very much of who I am. Rest In Peace Tally.
Eddie Tobacco
January 6, 2021
I am a distant observer. Just saying hello to Fally when I see him in front of the building. I wait for the bus on the corner of his apartments. Anthony is a decades long resident who told me a few days ago of this news. Anthony noted that Fally was a significant figure in his life for many years and he misses him already. Anthony was looking forward to attending a memorial today at Mt Zion. Fally, it seems was a very special soul. Kind and generous.
Ann Elizabeth Boles
January 5, 2021
Fally was a wonderful employer, and friend. He will be missed. Rest in Heaven.
Lois Mackey
January 2, 2021
Fally worked for my Dad when he was a young man. He was always very nice to me when I worked with him and Dad on different janitorial jobs in Bremerton.
Jim Herdman, Jr
January 2, 2021
Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss of Fally. I always thought of him as a kind soul and his obit proves it. May he rest in peace
Ron Burley Sr.
January 1, 2021
We grew up together he was always a good guy. His family was just like my second family. RIP old friend.
Wayne DeLong
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