Bobby W. Tyler
Bobby W Tyler, 85, departed for his journey to heaven in the early morning of Sunday, March 5, 2023.
He was born in Rich Square, North Carolina, to Herbert P. and Clara B. Tyler. Bobby was the most wonderful father and husband. He went into the Army after graduating from Rich Square High School in North Carolina in 1955. He stayed for 2 years in the Army and then came to Newport News, VA and worked with The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A & P) where he retired as the store manager after 21 years. Bobby also joined the Army Reserves after leaving the Army in 1957. He was a member of the 359th Transportation Battalion where he went back to Active Guard Reserve in 1982. He left the 359th Battalion in 1990 to serve with the 462nd Battalion in Trenton, NJ until he retired as a MSG in 1997. Bobby then went to work with the Surface Deployment Distribution Command, (SDDC) at Ft Eustis, VA and retired after 9 years. Bobby then worked with CACI International at Ft Eustis, VA for a few years before completely retiring. Bobby was a member of the First Baptist Church of Newport News, VA. Bobby was also a Mason.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Herbert “Ted” Tyler.
Bobby is survived by his loving wife, of over 64 years, Nancy and his four daughters; first daughter, Nancy Delk and her husband Kenneth, their sons, Jason and his wife Tara and their daughter Maegan, Matthew and his wife Laura and their children, Tristen, Luna, Natalia and Savannah; second daughter Cheryl Tyler and her two children, Heather, and her son James, and Hunter; third daughter, Vondha Tyler with her four children; Branden Tyler and his wife Nicole and their five children, Jarvis, Brady, Brandy, Aidian and Grayson, Luke Shaffer, Desiree Savage and her fiancé Jay Savage, and their children, Tessa, Tony, Ethan, Kira and Emma, Samantha Tyler and her three children, Leo, Evelyn and Sean; fourth daughter is Carolyn Tyler; all of Virginia; a brother, Donald and his wife Jane of Nashville, NC; and a sister-in-law, Kathryn Tyler.
A large loving family has lost a treasured husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. The world has lost a selfless man able to bring a smile or laugh to all he encountered.
The family will receive friends, at Peninsula Funeral Home, from 6 to 7:30 pm on Thursday, March 9. His funeral will be held at 10 am, on Friday, March 10, at Peninsula Funeral Home, with the burial taking place in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.