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Delancey Funeral Home-Lepanto
Saturday August 6th, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Graveside Service

Potter Memorial Cemetery, Lepanto
Saturday August 6th, 2022

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James Calvin Tyler

James Calvin Tyler

“Little Debbie Man”


James Calvin Tyler, 72, passed away at his home in Jonesboro, AR., surrounded by his family, after fighting a heroic battle with Lewy Body Dementia.

He was born on March 6, 1950 in Lepanto to John Everett and Mary Elizabeth (Brown) Tyler.  He is preceded in death by his parents; his son, James Brian Tyler; sister, Janie Barnett; brothers, Garry “Tiny” Tyler, Donald “Pete” Tyler, and Larry “Buddy” Tyler; nephews, Brent McKinness and Shawn Tyler and niece, Bridgett Roe.

James is survived by his wife of 51 years, Judy (Shempert) Tyler; daughters, Tonya and Kacey Tyler; brothers, Charles (Brenda) Tyler; David (Tammy) Tyler; sisters, Mary (Hollis) Gibbs; Angela (Elmo) McKinness; and Shirley (Angie) Tyler, five grandchildren; Dustin (Laura) McElyea, Kalob (Ashley) McElyea, Noah Tyler, Cody Tyler and Mollie Tyler; three great grandchildren; Jaycie, Addie and Maverick McElyea; and a host of nieces, nephews and family friends.

Visitation will be held in Lepanto at Delancey Funeral Home, Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Graveside will follow at Potter Memorial Cemetery in Lepanto.  Lunch will be served at First Assembly of God in Lepanto.  Everyone is welcome to join.

Brother Jarrid McGrew will officiate the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider North Main Baptist Church of Jonesboro, AR or LBD.org (Lewy Body Dementia Association.)


So sorry! James was a joy to work on!

Dan Spencer Aug 6 2022 12:40 PM

Kacey..I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. My heart is conflicted. I am so sad that you will miss him so much but I am so happy he does not have to deal with this crazy disease any longer. I will be praying for you my dear. Daddy's are hard to say goodbye to. Much love to you

Barbara Weese Aug 5 2022 2:29 PM

So true Mr Brewer James had that smile as a young teenager. My condolences to family

Thomas wirth Aug 4 2022 10:39 PM

I always liked James. He always had a smile on his face nomatter where he met you. Rest in peace

Mike brewer Aug 2 2022 7:36 PM

So sorry, Nolan and Linda Knapp

Nolan and Linda Knapp Aug 2 2022 4:50 PM

Miss you already, dad! Still miss you, Bub! 💔💔💔❤️❤️❤️

Kacey Aug 2 2022 4:20 PM