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Davey Lee Tyler, 85

Davey Lee Tyler, 85

Davey Lee Tyler, 85, passed away on June 18, 2015, at Mission Hospital.
He was born in 1929 on Smith Island, MD, a small set of islands in the Chesapeake Bay, to the late Clinton and Hilda Tyler. As a high school student, he served in the Civil Defense Corps during World War II.
He graduated in 1950 from the University of Maryland at College Park where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He later obtained a Masters Degree from New York University.
When the Korean War broke out in the summer of 1950 he volunteered for the U.S. Air Force, and served as a finance officer at various stateside posts. When he was demobilized in 1953, he moved to New York City.
He worked as an accountant for Ernst and Ernst, Kraft Foods, and Frank B. Hall. Later he joined the Defense Logistics Agency, a branch of the Department of Defense and retired from a civil service career in 1992. For his last seventeen years of work, he walked to the village train station and caught the 5:25 a.m. local train to Grand Central Station. He was always proud that he was self-sufficient, and never had to accept a handout from the U.S. Government.
In 1963 he married Jo Ann Crawford. They lived most of their married life in Larchmont, NY. Upon their retirements they moved to Hendersonville, NC in 2003.
He is survived by his wife Jo, his son Timothy Craig Tyler of Augusta, GA his daughter Lisa Anne Tyler of New Rochelle, NY, two sisters, Shirley Bradshaw of Baltimore, MD and Donna Evans of Smith Island, MD and various nieces and nephews.
The memorial service for Davey Lee Tyler will be in the chapel of The Hendersonville Presbyterian Church on Saturday, June 27 at 3:00 PM. The church is located at 699 North Grove Street. The chapel is on the right side of the main church building. There is parking off of 6th Avenue at the rear of the church.
The family asks that donations in his name be made to IAM Interfaith Assistance Ministry, PO Box 2562, Hendersonville, NC 28793.