Richard Brian Tyler

Richard Brian Tyler, age 45, of Friendsville, died Thursday, March 11, 2010 at the family home.

Richard was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving for 12 years. He worked for Charter Communications and had many friends there. He was a family man, and adored his children. He also loved to ride his motorcycle and was always active in sports, especially football when he was younger, and softball later on.

Survivors include his children, Brian David Tyler and Eden Savannah Tyler; mother, Anna M. Wolfenbarger of Friendsville; father, Harold Tyler of Rockford; brother, Johnny Harold Tyler and girlfriend, Judy Amburn; several uncles, aunts, cousins; special friends, Ray Laney and Mark Brock.

Graveside services will be 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at Nelson’s Chapel Cemetery, 5039 Six Mile Road, Maryville, with the Rev. Ronald Morton officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Monday at Dotson Funeral Home, 4838 Wildwood Road, Wildwood. (865-984-5959)