Obituaries for Fri., July 1, 2016

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 1, 2016

Henry Albert Tyler

Henry Albert (T. Texas) Tyler was a true character of Covington County. Recruited by the Andalusia Arrows post his Eglin Eagles career, he was known for his eccentric pitching methods. He was the last surviving Andalusia Arrow.

Tex served as a mortarman in the U. S. Marine Corps during WWII, at Iwo Jima.

He was a pioneer in the offshore oil drilling industry, a career which spanned more than 30 years and took him all over the world. He was instrumental in assisting many local men in finding work in this industry during the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Tex loved to dance and could be seen at the local American Legion on most Saturday nights where he was a member in good standing for more than 60 years.

He truly will be missed.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Fri., July 1, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jay Hollowell officiating the service. Interment will follow in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday at Foreman Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Tyler of Andalusia; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Barbara Tyler of Andalusia; daughter, Anita Prewitt of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Jessica (Casey) Kreis of Austin, Texas, Katie Tyler (Roger) Caffey of Dallas, Texas, and Michael Tyler of Andalusia; sister and brother-in-law, Laura May and Charlie Hudson of North Garden, Va.; step-children, Sherry Wright and Ricky Padgett, all of Andalusia; step-grandchildren, Emily (MJ) Faulkner, Kyle Padgett, Sheridan Wright, and Jamisyn Wright, all of Andalusia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will include Keith Veasey, Kelly Veasey, Michael Tyler, Kenny Owens, Andrew Veasey, and Matthew Mangham. Honorary.