Wilson E. Tyler

Written by Muleskinner Staff

Wilson Ewing Tyler, 95, of Warrensburg, died on Tuesday, April 16 at the Missouri Veteran’s Home in Warrensburg, Mo.
Funeral services will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, April 19 at the La Monte Christian Church, with Pastor Alan Morse officiating.
Interment will follow at La Monte Cemetery with military honors. Pallbearers will be Adam Dillon, Jeremy Dillon, Jim R. Tyler, Timothy Tyler, Aaron Hansen, Seth Tyler, Matt Tyler, Michael Tyler, and Steven Tyler.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until service time Friday at the church.
He was born in Dunksburg, Mo. on April 18, 1917, the son of Lloyd and Grace (Robertson) Tyler.
On April 24, 1948, he was united in marriage to Ruth Maxine Finley in Warrensburg. She preceded him in death on July 27, 1996.
Wilson served in the U.S. Coast Guard and later worked as a farmer and cattleman. He was a devoted husband and father. He enjoyed building, mechanics and loved inventing new things to improve his daily work. Wilson loved reading, studying family history, gardening, and enjoyed being with close friends and family. He was a member of the La Monte Christian Church where he taught Sunday school and served as deacon, and was member of the Farm Club and the Christian Builder’s Class.
Wilson is survived by five children, James A. Tyler and wife Linda, of Knob Noster, Mo.; Dean Tyler and wife Kathy, of Calhoun, Mo.; Joyce Schilb and husband Bob, of Knob Noster, Mo.; and Diana Jewett and husband Mike, of Windsor, Mo.; and Ray Tyler and wife Kelly, of Knob Noster, Mo.; 16 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Robert, John, twin brother Wilford, and sister, Margaret King.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the West Central Christian Service Camp and can be left in care of Moore Funeral Home in La Monte, Mo.