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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  • We are sorry to read about the loss of another Cooper family member. He and Joan will be reunited in Heaven. We are sending our deepest sympathy to all of Bill’s family and friends. May it help to know that Bill has friends who remember him and we hope your fond memories will help you through this loss. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Love you Uncle Bill! Thanks for always giving me great memories all these years. As well as our best memory “get her a saddle. She’s riding her” our family will miss you 🙁

  • Sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. Enjoyed working with Bill at Coopers and serving with him on the Knox County Symphony board. He was very civic minded contributor to the community.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Bills passing. We were neighbors since the mid 70’s. I will always remember the meticulous yard Bill kept. He and Joan then moved to the condos. I didn’t get to see them often but I had noticed I haven’t seen Bill for quite some time. Please know that you, his family, are in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss out dear neighbor.

  • I send my condolences to Bill’s family. I met Bill when we both served on the CES Credit Union Board. I appreciated his friendship. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I am so sorry to learn of the passing of my friend since childhood. We haven’t talked in many years .. I am remembering the early days .. 70+ years ago setting pins at the local bowling alley . Bill was a man you just don’t forget.. his friends will remember the kind man he was. The years have been good.

  • Robert and Shirley Gorham: I am so sorry to hear of my old softball buddy passing. Shirley and I send our deepest sympathy to the Tyson family. Save a place for me on your team in Heaven. Rest in peace buddy.

  • Sorry to hear of the passing of my cousin Bill (Tiger) Tyson! He and Joan will be reunited in Heaven. Bill was such a special fun loving person. I cherish the memories of backyard touch football games and hearing the great stories of Bill”s experiences officiating football and basketball. Special condolences to Bill III, Karin, Avery and the entire Tyson Family. Rest in Peace Bill

  • I am so sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. He was on the Knox County Symphony Board when I was first hired, and at that time the orchestra scheduled performances at three different locations in the season. Bill arranged to borrow a truck from Rolls-Royce each time to get all the large equipment from place to place, and he did it cheerfully! A great person.

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