William H. Tyson Jr.
August 31, 1935 ‒ January 10, 2021
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Wm. (Bill) H. Tyson Jr. was born August 31, 1935 to William H. Tyson Sr and Marjorie (Hughes) Tyson in Monroe, Michigan, and retired from Rolls-Royce in 2001.
Bill was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School, a 1958 graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He served in the National Guard for six years.
Bill served as a trustee and treasurer for 13 years for the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon. Served as treasurer of Red Cross, served as a trustee for the Mount Zion Cemetery, and served on the CES Credit Union Board of Trustees.
He played football, track and baseball for the Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets. Bill also played Semi-pro football for the Newark Rams. He was also an avid softball player and golfer.
Bill was a registered high school football official (Ohio High School Athletic Association) since 1961 and completed over 54 years of service. He was a member of the Kokosing Valley Football Association. Bill had been a registered basketball official as well. He was a member of the Ohio State bowling team and freshman track and lacrosse teams. He served in the Mount Vernon Booster Club. He also served as secretary and treasurer for Cooper Bessemer scratch bowling league.
He served on the board of directors for 20 years for the Knox County Symphony. Bill was associated with the First Presbyterian Church since 1948, playing in the YMCA church basketball and softball leagues.
Bill is survived by his children, William H. (Karin) Tyson III, and Linda Hatton; 4 grandchildren, Jeff (Carina) Hatton, Jennifer Hatton, Shawn (Chrissy) Hatton, Avery Tyson; 6 great-grandchildren, Austyn, Cayleigh, Brookelyn, Christian, Isabel, and Carson Hatton; a sister, Mary Fleming; several nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, Bill is preceded in death by his wife, Joan Tyson; and grandson, Griffen Tyson.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 5-7 PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home; 201 Newark Road Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. A private family burial will take place in Mount Zion Cemetery near Gambier, Ohio.
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