Richard Allen Tyson, Jr., 36, of Villa Rica, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, in Wellstar Community Hospice Tranquility @ Cobb in Austell, Georgia.
He was born in Carrollton, GA on June 3, 1976, the son of Richard Allen Tyson, Sr. and Cheryl Helton Tyson. He lived his entire lifetime in this area and was a graduate of Villa Rica High School and attended the University of West Georgia. He was co-owner of M&R Aerial Mapping Company. He had a passion for video games and enjoyed his game night out with "the boys", loved four wheeling and camping, and was mesmerized by fire trucks and fires - when he was a little boy, he set the roadway on fire just so he could watch the fire truck come to put it out - needless to say, he did not make a habit of this. He was a very faithful and dedicated member of Flat Rock Baptist Church, attended the Life Builders Sunday School Class, and was a member of the choir.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. T. H. Helton.
Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Hilton Tyson and his two sons, Ayden Thomas Tyson and Rayne Alexander Tyson of Villa Rica; his parents, Allen and Cheryl Tyson of Villa Rica; paternal grandparents, Ronald and Miriam Tyson of Villa Rica; one sister, Alicia Dawn Tyson Barksdale and her husband, Derek, of Villa Rica; two nieces, Isabella Faith Barksdale and Bailey Grace Barksdale; his aunts, Cathy Weitz and her husband, Jack, of Calhoun and Jane Tyson of Villa Rica; his father-in-law, Steve Hilton of Bethlehem, GA; mother-in-law, Gwen Mazzarino of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; brother-in-law, Brett Hilton and his wife, Mandi, of Douglasville; and a number of cousins and other relatives.
Funeral services for Richard will be held, Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 4:00PM from Flat Rock Baptist Church in Villa Rica, with Dr. Jerry Brown officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gary Bowen and Sheila Bowen. Pallbearers will be Jo Dan Worley, Tommy Doyle, Eric Psalmond, Matthew Crumley, Bo Hembree, Andrew Jenkins, Garreth Lipe and Steven Weitz. Interment will follow in Glenn Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Friday, May 10, 2013, from 5:00-8:00 P.M..
Flowers are accepted, but in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund, Flat Rock Baptist Church, 961 Flat Rock Road, Villa Rica, GA 30180.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jhoytthomas.com.
J. HOYT THOMAS FUNERAL HOME, VILLA RICA
Born: June 3, 1976
Death: May 9, 2013
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Villa Rica, GA