Donald JamisonTyner, 85, of Paragould, passed peacefully from this life on June 6, 2012, surrounded by his family at his home. Donald was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was born on April 21, 1927, and lived in Paragould until he was 6 years old, when his family moved to Lansing, Michigan. When Donald retired from his construction business in 1977, he returned to live in Paragould. He worked as a used car dealer for many years, owned the snack bar at the local bowling alley, and worked at Riggs Wholesale until they closed. He is a member of Southside Community Church. Donald was an outgoing man with a passion for his family, people and life. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Orine Tyner of Paragould.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Wanda, his only sister Jean Crambell and husband , Robert of Kalkaska, MI; five children: David Tyner (Mary Maynard), Stephen Tyner (Julie), Jeffrey Tyner (wife Becky), all of Paragould; Andrea Hicks (Allan), Lisa Trotter (husband Terry) both of Jonesboro; 18 grandchildren: Sasha Rousey (husband Chris) of Bentonville, AR, Kelsey Terpstra (husband Keith) of Montague, AZ, Jason Tyner (wife Whitney) of Howell, MI, Todd Tyner (wife Daris) of Phoenix, AZ, Jennifer Hicks of Cabot, AR, Chris Hicks (wife Allison), Michael Tyner (wife Victoria), both of Brookland, AR, Melissa Tyner of Grand Prarie, TX, Casandra Tyner, Brian Hicks (wife Autumn) both of Paragould, Drake Newsom (wife Andrea) of Seattle, WA, Whitney James of Little Rock, AR, Cassie Boone (husband Gary) of Croton, MI, Tony Trotter, Phillip Trotter (wife Ciarra), Tara Joplin (husband Matt), Bradley Hicks (wife Candalee), and Morgan James, all of Jonesboro; and 30 great grandchildren.
A celebration of Donald's life will be held at Southside Community Church in Paragould at 2:00 PM, June 8, 2012, with a memorial service officiated by Pastor Pat Graham. Friends and family are welcome to gather afterwards for fellowship in the church's auditorium. Sign online guestbook at www.heathfuneralhome.com.