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The family will receive friends at Union Christian Church on River Road in Madison Heights from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, January 15, 2021 followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 6:30 p.m.

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Donald Franklin Tyree, Sr., 81 of Madison Heights went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, January 11, 2021.

Don retired from Norfolk Southern after 27 years of service. He served in the U. S. Marine corps and the U. S. Navy. After retirement he was a transporter for Pinkerton Chevrolet. He enjoyed playing softball, baseball and bowling and loved hunting and fishing. One of his favorite things was the long rides through the mountains with his dear Betty.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Margaret Tyree; brother, William E. ”Dickie” Tyree. Surviving are his wife of 57 years Betty Tomlin Tyree; sons, Donald Franklin Tyree II (Melinda), Derek Tyree; grandchildren, Chelsey Tyree, Tre Tyree, Olivia Tyree, Ruger Tyree, Paxton Elder, Makynna Campbell, Ryan Dorr, Brandon Dorr and Knoah Kessler; great-grandchild, Paisley Rae Uttley; sisters, Norma Jean Coleman (Gordon), Mary Ann Stinnett also surviving are a number of special nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Union Christian Church on River Road in Madison Heights from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, January 15, 2021 followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 6:30 p.m.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Madison Heights, is assisting the family.

Click here to view Donald’s Life Tributes video.

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Posted by:
Darin Slocum

Posted on:
January 21, 2021

Betty, I just heard about Don's passing. What a wonderful and godly man Don was and his journey into glory has now begun--one where there is no more pain, no more suffering, no more sin as these things have passed away for him. He is in the very presence of his Lord. All God's blessings to you, dear sister, as you soldier on until the One who loves you calls you home.

Posted by:
Jan Blankenship Baker

Posted on:
January 17, 2021

Betty, Don & Derik, I am so very sorry for your loss. When someone has a dad and husband that is so very special it's really hard to lose them. My deepest sympathies to you all. I will keep you all in prayer.

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Danielle

Posted on:
January 16, 2021

It was a pleasure of taking care of him. Praying for you and your family.

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Danielle

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January 16, 2021

It was a pleasure of taking care of him. Praying for you and your family.

Posted by:
Lillian H Floyd

Posted on:
January 15, 2021

Donald was a fine gentleman, Remember playing softball with him when the local churches competed with each other, He enjoyed the sport and was always kind to other players. The family has my sympathy. Pull on your faith and God will pull you through.

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Wayne and Amy Brown

Posted on:
January 15, 2021

Don was a good friend and coworker and will be missed.

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Archie D & Diane Trevillian

Posted on:
January 15, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for peace and comfort for you and your family. If we can be of any help to you during this trying times, please let us know. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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Archie D & Diane Trevillian

Posted on:
January 15, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for peace and comfort for you and your family. If we can be of any help to you during this trying times, please let us know. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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Anonymous

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January 14, 2021

Betty, we are praying for peace and comfort for you and your family during this difficult time. Elwood & Eloise Warrick

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Russell Burks Sr

Posted on:
January 14, 2021

Betty, Don, Derik and all your Families, i want express my deepest Condolences to you all on the loss of Donald. He was always friendly and outgoing every time I saw him , betty I know what it is to lose a spouse, and we never forget, but time makes it more barrable. My Pastor has always said that to be absent from the Body is to be Present with the LORD. and the BIBLE says we will be recognizable as we were so Have faith that someday when its our time we will see them again. Betty, I love you CUZ and if there is anything I can do just call and I'll do my best to be there for you, if you need to talk just call. I wish I could make it down there but I am still under quarantine as after new Years i tested Positive for Covid-19 and I will not take the chance of infecting others at this time. Love You All

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Russell Burks Sr

Posted on:
January 14, 2021

Betty, Don, Derik and all your Families, i want express my deepest Condolences to you all on the loss of Donald. He was always friendly and outgoing every time I saw him , betty I know what it is to lose a spouse, and we never forget, but time makes it more barrable. My Pastor has always said that to be absent from the Body is to be Present with the LORD. and the BIBLE says we will be recognizable as we were so Have faith that someday when its our time we will see them again. Betty, I love you CUZ and if there is anything I can do just call and I'll do my best to be there for you, if you need to talk just call. I wish I could make it down there but I am still under quarantine as after new Years i tested Positive for Covid-19 and I will not take the chance of infecting others at this time. Love You All

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Don and Betty Burks

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January 14, 2021

Betty we are so sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of visiting with you and Don . I remember Don as always having a great sense of humor, that he loved to hunt, and loved his family. You and the family have our deepest sympathies .

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Forrest & Diane Bryant

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January 14, 2021

Don and Melinda, we are so sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in knowing that your Dad is no longer suffering and has been made perfect in Heaven. And as Pastor Daryl said at my Dad's funeral this past weekend, we WILL see these two great men again when we join them on the other side! We are here for you for anything you need, and we love you guys. Forrest & Diane

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Donna G. Branham

Posted on:
January 14, 2021

Sending prayers to the family. May God be with you all and ease your pain.

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Donna G. Branham

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January 14, 2021

Sending prayers to the family. May God be with you all and ease your pain.

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Jim and Betty Thacker

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January 14, 2021

We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers

Posted by:
Ronald Wilson

Posted on:
January 14, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I’ll miss seeing him on the trout stream and around Madison Heights. Know that your family is in my prayers.

Posted by:
Patricia Bradley

Posted on:
January 13, 2021

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers.

 

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