Dewitt Tyler dies following accident
Dewitt Eugene Tyler, 55 year old former sheriff of Montgomery County, died last Friday at University Hospital, Jackson, of injuries suffered in an auto accident near Kosciusko several days earlier.
Mr. Tyler was employed as a sales representative for Illinois Molding Company at the time of his death. Prior to that, he was associated for 18 years with the J. A. Olson Company, having worked in virtually every phase of the firm's operations. He was sales manager when he left the company three years ago.
A native of this county, he served as an Air Force pilot in World War II. After returning from military service, he was elected sheriff of the county.
He was a member of Moore Memorial United Methodist Church, was a Shriner, and a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Funeral services for Mr. Tyler were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Bethlehem Methodist Church, Revs. W. V. Kemp and Robert Ellis officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery, Oliver Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sue Pullen Tyler, Winona; five children, Captain John Dewitt Tyler, Olympia, Washington; Tommy Tyler, Columbus Air Force Base; Mike Tyler, Winona; Mrs. Linda Clark, Anderson, South Carolina: and Mrs. Brenda Keenan, Groton, Connecticut.
Also, three brothers, Clayton Tyler, Winona; James Tyler, Greenwood and Estol Tyler, Eupora; four sisters, Mrs. Gladys Holloway and Mrs. Myrtle Tyler, Winona; Mrs. Irene Johnson, Kilmichael; and Mrs. Mable Mullen, Itta Bena; and five grandchildren.
The Winona Times
April 19, 1973
1ST LT ARMY AIR FORCES
WORLD WAR II"
Picture and article from the "Montgomery County Men and Women in the Armed Forces of the United States of America-World War II"
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