Monroe Wilson Tyler, Sr.
Monroe Wilson Tyler, Sr. passed away in Liberty Hill, Texas on January 11, 2020 after putting up the fight of his life battling cancer for the last three and a half years. He died peacefully at home in the arms of his wife Sandra Tyler at the age of 72.
He was born in San Saba, Texas on December 05, 1947. His parents were Vurnal and Edna Tyler. He was the youngest of six children, one brother and four sisters. After graduating from high school he naturally worked for a few years spreading his wings, learning how to fly as a young adult and soon found himself serving our country in the Vietnam War. He received the National Defense Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge and Sharpshooter for Rifle.
After returning home from Vietnam, he worked several trades but he became most accomplished in the construction business working for a home builder in Austin, Texas. After several years working for Hudson Construction he decided to undertake his own business in the construction of home building and remodeling under the name of Tyler Construction.
He met his next door neighbor in 1977 while living in an apartment in Austin, Texas, fell in love and married Sandra Koenning August, 26, 1978. Together they had two sons, Monroe Wilson Tyler Jr. and Spencer James Tyler. Monroe also has another son, Clint Stevens Tyler from a prior marriage. Together they enjoyed living the simple life of focusing on educating these boys, making sure they did well in school and participated in sports to learn about true team spirit. What Monroe enjoyed most was teaching his boys how to work hard side by side with him, but especially teaching the skill of the outdoor life hunting and fishing. They took many hunting trips together and sometimes brought home the meat! After moving to Liberty Hill, Texas to live in a country setting to raise his boys, he joined the local VFW and became Commander and is currently a Life Time Member.
Monroe is survived by his wife Sandra, three sons Clint Tyler of Pearland, Texas, Monroe Tyler, Jr. of Giddings, Texas and Spencer Tyler of New Braunfels, Texas; three grandchildren Mason Dakota Tyler, Eva Lynn Tyler and Johnna Leeson Tyler; and his sisters and brother, Sara Smith of Tow, Texas, Claudia Poole of San Saba, Texas, Pat West of Lawton, Oklahoma, Sue Harkey of San Saba, Texas and VC Tyler of San Saba, Texas. He is preceded in death by both parents and one nephew.
Services are being held at the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on 1200 S. Bagdad Road, Leander, Texas. Visitation is Thursday, January 16 from 5 to 6 pm for family and 6 to 8 pm for others. The funeral also at the funeral home is Friday, January 17, at 10:30 am followed by interment at the Liberty Hill Cemetery.
Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to contribute to the Fisher House Foundation. The online link is fisherhouse.org.