Funeral services for Robert Douglas Tyler, age 79, of Fayetteville,TN will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, December 16, 2016 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Don Russell, Ryan Tyler and Mackenzie Maddox officiating. Burial will follow in the Kirkland Cemetery. Mr. Tyler was a native of Limestone County, Alabama and son of the late Robert and Ella Mae Bland Tyler. He earned a B.S. Degree from Athens State University, served in the Army National Guard, was a Logistics Specialist with the Federal Government, and a member of the Park City Baptist Church.
Mr. Tyler is survived by his wife of 34 years, Laverne Vann Tyler; children Melissa (Rick) Sears of Brentwood, TN, Michael (Lisa) Maddox of Prosper, TX, Leigh Malmede of Huntsville, AL, Ryan (Lisa) Tyler and Ron (Cassie) Tyler both of Florence, AL; grandchildren Drew Sears, Morgan Sears, Austin Maddox, Mackenzie Maddox, Scott Malmede, Sam Malmede, Robin Malmede, Remington Tyler, Daven Tyler, Clay Tyler, and Grant Tyler; great-grandchildren Harper Sears and Sawyer Gilkey; and brother-in-law Ray Swanner. In addition to his parents, Mr. Tyler was preceded in death by brothers Billy and Dwight Tyler and a sister Jeanette Swanner.
Visitation with the family will be 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016 at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Robert Douglas Tyler.