Willard Tyler died of natural causes at 9:45 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2013, at his home.
He was born on July 30, 1929, in Lyon County to the late William Fred and Nancy Ann Ramey Tyler.
Mr. Tyler was retired from the Cadiz Housing Authority where he was maintenance director. He was a member of Hurricane Baptist Church. Mr. Tyler was also a Kentucky Colonel.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Edward Tyler, Sr., Dallas Tyler, Gene Tyler, Thomas Tyler and Lonnie Tyler; two sisters, Bluebell Fowler and Avanell Curling; one son, James Tyler; and grandchild April Terrell.
Willard Tyler is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara Nelums Tyler of Cadiz; daughter, Janice Felton (and husband Mike) of Cadiz; grandchildren Sherry and Lowell Walker, Amanda and James Adams and Cally and Keith Felker; great-grandchildren April Walker, Andrew Walker, Chloe Adams and Elijah Felker.
Serving as pallbearers were Mike Felton, Lowell Walker, James Adams, Keith Felker, Andrew Walker and Willie P’Pool. Honorary pallbearers were Pippy Tyler, Donnie Tyler, Jerry Ray Tyler, Scottie Tyler, Tommy Tyler, Hollis Curling, Larry Curling, Robert Earl Fowler, Donna McNichols and Pauline Joiner.
Memorials may be made to Marvin-Oliver Cemetery Fund, 45 Nelums Rd., Cadiz, KY 42211.