Glynn Tyus, Sr.

In Memorial

Glynn R. Tyus Sr., 77, of Waco passed away Sunday, July 6, 2008, at a local hospital. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 10 at Lake Shore Funeral Shore Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend, Waco, TX, with Rev. Joe Tyus officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 9. A Video Life Tribute will be shown at the visitation and service.

Glynn R. Tyus Sr. was born July 23, 1930 in Mexia, Tx., to Walter Atlee Tyus, and Mattie Bell (Fails) Tyus. He married Berma Roe Dixon on June 9, 1950 in Kilgore TX and had two children, Linda Gail Tyus and Glynn R. Tyus Jr. His career included a number of years in the sheet metal business and he finally retired after 27 years of Civil Service at Ft. Hood Tx. He also enjoyed working on their ranch in Fairfield, TX for many years. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He always put his family first and was loved by many. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Myrtle (Tyus) Rinehart; bothers Vernon, Travis, W. L. and Haynie Tyus.
Survivors include wife of 58 years, Berma Roe Tyus of Waco; daughter Gail Tyus of Dickinson; son Glynn Jr and wife Lisa of Lorena; grandchildren, Jana and husband Chris Schaeffer of Keller, and Katie Tyus of Lorena; sister Faye Jackson of Selman City; sister-in-laws Linny and husband Louis Steenken of Beeville, Mary and husband Garland Neal of Waco and many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed.

Pallbearers will be Greg Carter, Mark Cepak, Chris Montez, Robert Russell, Chris Schaeffer, and Joe Tyus. Honorary Pallbearers will be nephews Vernon Tyus Jr., Bob Tyus, Billy Jack Tyus, Roger Jackson, and James Tyus.

Memorials may be made to Lacy-Lakeview Fire Department.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Ann Bogue, Sherry Speranzi

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.

    Love you,
    Ann & Sherry

  2. Gail,
    Although I never got a chance to meet your father, I knew him through you. Be assured that God knew best (although you might not be able to see it now). Cherish your father’s memories. He would want that. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    "Earth has no sorrows that heaven can not heal."

  3. Danny and Hazel Fore

    Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. May you feel the comforting arms of Christ around you through the days ahead.

    Danny and Hazel

  4. Glenda Allbright

    Roe, I am so sorry to hear about your beloved husband. Not sure you remember me, I was Mary’s friend many years ago, and we visited some. May God be with you in your hours of grief and time heal your sorrow. Love and prayers, Glenda

  5. Tyus family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Just wanted you all to know that we are thinking of you.

    Matt, Jessica, and Elena

  6. Glenn and family,
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. I know how hard it is to lose someone you love. I remember your dad well from all those years at DPW, Ft Hood. There are lots of memories from working with him. He was a good person and I know he will truly be missed. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. May God comfort you and give you peace in your hearts.
    A Friend,
    Martha Howe

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