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Lawrence Roger Tyler, Sr.
October 16, 1939 ~ January 26, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Together we mourn the loss of Lawrence Roger Tyler, Sr., who passed away Friday, January 26, 2024 at the age of 84. Larry was born October 16, 1939 in Bardstown, Kentucky to Gilbert and Dolores Tyler and was the oldest of five siblings.
At the age of 16, the Tyler family temporarily moved to Texas in order to lay ground for Hooker Chemical Plant where he would later work for 26 years. It was during this time that he went on a blind date with who would turn out to be his wife of 65 years, Mary Lockhart.
Upon returning to Kentucky he joined the United States Air Force. He was able to stay in touch with Mary and they were married the following year in 1958 before he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. After his tour was over the couple returned to Dallas, Texas in 1961 to start a family.
Larry was always a go-getting entrepreneur who alongside his wife, had many different businesses over the years ranging from a washateria to a BBQ restaurant. Their longest venture was the daycare business.
He always said, “Mary wants 12 kids and this is the only way she's gonna get them.” In his retirement his hobbies included traveling with Mary, buying and trading cars, stopping anywhere where he could get a good deal on shoes and always being available to make breakfast and a killer orange julius for his family.
Larry leaves behind many legacies but he was most proud of his son Lawrence (Larry) Roger Tyler Jr., his daughter Victoria Ann (Tyler) Anderson who preceded him in death, his daughter Nerissa Lynnette Brooke; his granddaughters: DeLanie and Lyla; and great-grandson Torin. He also leaves behind his siblings: Donnie, Sandy, Tommy, Sherry; and many loved nieces and nephews and other extended family members and friends.
Graveside Service with Military honors will be 11:00 AM Thursday, February 1, 2024 at the Red Oak Cemetery, Red Oak, Texas.