TEXARKANA -- Mr. Odis Earl Tyler, 75, of Texarkana, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in a Hot Springs, hospital.
Mr. Tyler was born Oct. 23, 1939, in Hot Springs, and had lived in Texarkana since 1978. He was a member of Downtown First Baptist Church, former mayor of Lonsdale, was a member of the Nash Lion's Club, and was retired from the City of Texarkana Water Utilities. He had been a member of the Texarkana Water Utilities Board, was a member of the Gideon's, and was a Veteran of the United States Army.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Maggie Catherine Minter.
Survivors include his wife, Suzie Tyler, of Texarkana; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karmyn and Christopher Cobb, of New York, and Diane and Greg Niemeyer, of Texarkana; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Mark and Dawn Tyler, of Hot Springs, Jeff Tyler, of Council Bluff, Iowa, and Tim and Tammy Tyler, of Doyline, La.; and 12 grandchildren.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Downtown First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Gibbons and Dr. Terry Land officiating. Burial with military honors will be in East Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Texarkana Funeral Home, Arkansas.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the Gideons International, P O. Box 1425, Texarkana, Texas, 75504.
Obits on 06/12/2015