John Tyson Jr.
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Sunday
24
November

Visitation

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Usrey Funeral Home
516 North Street
Talladega, Alabama, United States
Sunday
24
November

Graveside Service

1:30 pm
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Pine Hill Memorial Park
35036 US HWY 21 North, PO Box 103
Talladega, Alabama, United States
256-362-2344

Obituary of John Parks Tyson Jr.

John Parks Tyson Jr. passed away at home November 21, 2019. Graveside services will be Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 1:30 pm at Pine Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Sunday at Usrey Funeral Home. Pastor Minnie Bailey will officiate the service.

 

John grew up in Grant, Alabama. After graduating from DAR School in Grant, he earned his bachelor’s degree in forestry from Auburn University. He did graduate work in entomology at Auburn.

Early in his career John worked in Black Hills, South Dakota for the United States Forest Service. He returned to Alabama and worked for the Alabama Forestry Commission. He retired in 1995 after thirty years of service. John was a member of First United Methodist Church Talladega.

 

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Lanora Gibson Tyson; son, John Mark Tyson (Angie); daughter, Meredith Leigh Tyson Neal (Eddie); granddaughters, Brittany Tyson, Jessica Tyson, Emily Tyson, Acee Sewell, Catherine Neal; grandsons, Bryan Neal, and Colton Tyson

 

John is preceded in death by his mother, Taska Hart Tyson, and his father, John Parks Tyson Sr.

 

In lieu of flowers please make donations to First United Methodist Church Talladega Youth Fund.

 

Online condolences may be offered at www.usreyfuneralhome.com

Usrey Funeral Home will direct services.

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