OCEAN SPRINGS — Funeral services for Hugh “Hoot” Lamar Tyler, 87, of Ocean Springs, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford O’Keefe Funeral Home, Biloxi, where friends and family may visit from 10-11 a.m. He passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. Burial will follow at the National Cemetery.
He was born Oct. 11, 1932, to Casey Upton and Ruby Tyler, in Delta City. He married to love of his life, Shirley (Lillon’, Momma), on Aug. 15, 1953. He served in the Korean War, where he was injured and retired. He went on to be the city manager of Hollandale. His favorite and life passion was being fire chief of that city. He was one of 11 founding members of the Mississippi Fire Academy. His later passion was to raise money to build the Mississippi Memorial Burn Center that was in Greenville. His story telling will be missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Shirley Tyler; his daughters, Diane Ezell and Patricia Ramsey; and his granddaughter, Brandi Nelson.
Hugh is survived by his daughter, Mary Tyler; his grandchildren, David Ezell, Lindsay Ezell and Stephanie Ramsey; his great-grandchildren, Elliana and Ethan Ezell, Hayden and Josh Nelson; his brother, Danny (Coon) Tyler; his sister, Sandra Mosley; and his Godson, Randy Pierce.
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