He was a self-employed roofer.
He is survived by one son, Jack Tyra of Benton; one daughter, Dana Kelly of Benton; two brothers, Fred Tyra of Calvert City and James Tyra of Richmond; one sister, Teresa Denfip of Benton; his parents, George Tyra and Bonnie Sherbert Tyra both of Richmond; five grandchildren, Christopher Tyra, Nathaniel Tyra, Darrell Tyra, Mylan Tyra and Kailyn Tyra and one great grandchild, T.J. Tyra.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Marcus Kelly Tyra.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 26 at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. Bro. Butch Payne and Bro. James Tyra officiated and burial followed in the Benton Cemetery.