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Harry R. “Butch” Tyson, age 78, passed away peacefully being received into His Savior’s loving arms on September 22, 2021 in Somerset, Ky. He was born 1942 in Versailles, Ky and was owner of Battery Warehouse, Somerset, Ky. He was the former executive director of the Chamber of Commerce of Hopkinsville, Ky. He attended Clermont Northeastern High School and to this day remained close with several classmates. He also attended University of Cincinnati. He had received the Distinguished Community Service Award from the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce. He was of the honorable order of the Kentucky Colonels. He served as a Sergeant in the Ohio Army National Guard and was an expert marksman. He was an avid fisherman, UK basketball fan, loved to golf, travel, and have Sunday dinners with the (his) family.
He was an active member of the Science Hill Church of the Nazarene, serving on the board in the past. He previously served on the board at Southland Christian Church in Lexington, Ky. as well.
Butch was proceeded in death by his cherished daughter, Tina Marie, mother, Doris May Tyson and father, Cecil Tyson, father-in- law, Lawrence Wilson and brother, William “Billy Joe” Tyson, and brother-in-law, Larry Wilson.
A loving and faithful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, Butch is survived by his devoted wife, Jolene Tyson, of a blessed 56 years; son Rich (Patricia) Tyson and son Tim Tyson (Teresa) and grandchildren, Kaleb Harness, Valarie Tyson, Paige Tyson, Lance Tyson, Ashton Gardner, Tyler Gardner (Sarah), Kaylee Gardner and Brent Gardner, great grandson, Eron Gardner, sister-in-laws, Gina Miller (Eddie), Sheree Wilson (Dennis), brother-in-laws Darren Wilson (Marti) and mother-in-law, Marie Brock Wilson, special cousin Don Tyson (Sharon), several nieces and nephews, cousins and devoted friends.
At the request of the family and the pandemic facing us, masks will be required for attendance to all services. In order to protect Mrs. Jolene during this vulnerable time, the family will have a Zoom meeting set-up at the church so that attendee's may share their condolences with the family while at the service. We kindly request that all observe social distancing, and refrain from hugging, handshaking, or expression of concolences through traditional means.
The family will receive friends at the Science Hill Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 11:00 till 1:00 P.M. with a funeral service to follow at 1:00 P.M. and burial will follow in Lakeside Memorial Gardens.
Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to assist the Tyson Family with arrangements
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