John Larry Tyson, age 67, was welcomed into eternity on Friday, June 9, 2017. He was born on July 15, 1949 in Fort Worth, Texas to Woodrow Olin Tyson and Vivian Lucretia Tyson.
A celebration of John’s life will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at First Euless Baptist Church at 11:30 a.m.
First Euless Baptist Church
1000 West Airport Freeway
Euless, TX 76039
John married Donna Marie Kottmer on January 1, 1971 in California after a 3 month courtship. They welcomed their first son, Matthew Alexander Tyson, on October 13, 1972. Matthew enjoyed being an only child until June 29, 1976, when the family welcomed their first daughter, Faira Nicole Tyson (Adolphs). John enjoyed weekly trips to the movies, traveling/cruising, fishing, yard work and spending time with his family. He never met a stranger, loved larger than life and made those around him feel special, no matter the circumstance. His greatest privilege was that of being a grandfather and his favorite people called him “PawPaw” and “Poppy.”
John got his first job at the young age of 11 at a little local Northside grocery store, which helped provide pocket money for him and groceries for his family. He then went on to pursue many jobs, including warehousing, store manager, janitorial services, remodeling and construction. He went on to own his own successful business in construction and always boasted that he never had to advertise because word of mouth always gained him new customers. His attention to detail and strong work ethic were always reflected in whatever job he performed.
John was welcomed into eternity by those that had gone before him, including his mother, Vivian; his older brother, Woodrow; his step-father, John; his nephew, Steven; his father-in-law, Robert Kottmer and mother-in-law, Jean Kottmer. He is survived by his wife, Donna; children, Matthew Tyson and wife, Sarah Tyson, Faira Adolphs and husband, Wade Adolphs. He leaves behind his six grandchildren: Megan Adolphs, Kinsey Tyson, Katie Tyson, Sydnee Adolphs, Caroline Tyson and Caden Adolphs. He is also survived by his sisters, Mary Binford and husband, Charles Binford and Karen Hughes and husband, Gene Hughes; cousin, Gary Salafia and numerous nieces, nephews and his faithful dog, Zoey and many good friends.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr. John Staniland and staff, Community Hospice of Texas, and Christie Vennel, RN, BSN for your fantastic care, support and love during John’s terminal illness.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16