Ernest Wayne Tyler, 83, of Granite City, born in Somers, Montana, a son to the late Ernest and Mable (Haney) Tyler, passed away on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at Stearns Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Granite City.
Wayne was the father of Debbie and (Jim) Robbers of Forsythe, Mo., Danny and (Tina) Tyler of Granite City, Diane and (Mike) Macmanamy of Granite City, and Darrell and (Dawne) Tyler of Edwardsville. Wayne is survived by a brother, Hess Tyler; and his sister, Mavis (Tyler) Clark, both of Granite City; nephew, Steve and (Pam) Tyler of Maryville; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Wayne proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and retired as a supervisor from Illinois Power. In his free time, he enjoyed motorcycling, fishing at his cabin at Bull Shoals Lake and watching westerns on TV.
In celebration of his life, friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at noon Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, with Pastor Greg Dickerman officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow with military rites at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.