Lamar Allen Tyre, 71, of Waycross died Wednesday evening (July 19, 2017) at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross after an extended illness. He was born December 12, 1945 to the late Allen Jurez Tyre and Clementine Graham Eason. He was a native of Appling County, living in Alma for several years before residing in Waycross. He graduated from Appling County High School in 1964 and served his country faithfully with the United States Army in the Vietnam War. He retired from the Department of Transportation in 1998 after working thirty four years. He was actively involved in sports with a true passion for golf.
He is preceded in death by his father, Allen Jurez Tyre, mother, Clementine Graham Eason, and step-father, Bryan C. Eason.
He is survived by his faithful loving wife, Mary Sue Tyre of Waycross; son, Jeffrey Allen Tyre (Jamie) of Alma; two daughters, Dee Dee Chancey (Ervin) of Fleming, GA and Donna Tyre of Waycross; six grandchildren, William Kyle Tyre of Waycross, Jeffrey Allen Tyre II of Douglas, Kevin Matthew Tyre of Douglas, Caden Ervin Chancey of Fleming, GA, Megan Bezonia of Alma, Tyler Weaver of Baxley; one sister, Susan Eason O’Quinn of Baxley; two brothers, William Payne Eason (Sandra) of Baxley and Graham Bryan Eason (Teresa) of Washington, GA; sister-in-law, Kathy Lee (Jimmy) of Alma; sister-in-law, Janice Lewis Helton of Alma; mother-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Lewis of Alma; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 – 8 pm at the funeral home.
Memorialization will be by cremation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501 or Southeast Cancer Unit, 401 Pendleton Street, Waycross, GA 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com. Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.