Charles Leroy Tyler, 93, of Taylorville, IL died at 6:05 pm Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Meadow Manor Nursing Home, Taylorville.

He was born January 9, 1921 in Taylorville, IL the son of Roy McClellan and Dollie Edna Mae Miller Tyler. He loved country music, going to church, fishing and making pot holders that he gave away. Charlie never knew a stranger and loved talking to people. He worked at CCMH Workshop in Taylorville. Even at 93 he took pride in being able to work. He loved going to the Senior Citizen’s Center and seeing all his friends. He lived at Taylorville Terrace before becoming ill and was a part of a really nice extended family there. He had two special friends he thought the world of Kate and Partick who were employees of Taylorville Terrace.

Surviving are his brother: James M. Tyler of Eugene, OR, 5 Sisters: Dorothy M. Allen and Donna L. Stafford of Taylorville, Nancy S. Reubart of Ft. Madison, IA, Frances M. Remark of Ottumwa, IAmabd Anna Margaret Elam. There are several Nieces and Nephews and Great Nieces and Great Nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 Brothers: Eugene McClellan Tyler, Roy Tyler, Jr., Thomas Burton Forrest, and Lester Lee Elam, and Three Sisters: Clara Muncy, Kathleen Vitale, and Martha Jeffers.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, September 5 at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville with Rev. Eric Stillwell officiating.

McClure Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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