Latson Tyler, Jr.

  • Born: April 13, 1938
  • Died: May 10, 2020
  • Location: Upper Marlboro, Maryland

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8914 Quarry Road
Manassas, VA 20110

Tel. (703) 368-2814

Tribute & Message From The Family


Latson Tyler, Jr. departed this life peacefully on Sunday evening, May 10, 2020 after an extended series of illnesses and complications at Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Hospital in Rockville, MD. Prior to this he met rehabilitation challenges at the Collingswood Health & Rehabilitation Dialysis Center in Rockville, MD and the Washington DC VA Medical Center.

He was born and raised in Washington, DC April 13, 1938 in a family of five siblings (four sisters, Irene Morton, Eleanor Tyler, Earlene Tyler-Baxter, and Blanche Gibson; and brother Owen (Sonny) Tyler to include numerous nieces and nephews. He received his education under the DC Public School system and later received his diploma from the Armstrong Adult Education Center, including course work at the Federal City College.

Latson was known for his love, thoughtfulness and acts of kindness towards many. One of his major passions was the love of reading. Whether it was books, magazines, newspapers or shopping catalogs, he read it all. Many of us joke about the volumes of shopping catalogs that flooded his home. He had an insatiable appetite for reading material so much so that he would occasionally send reading material or catalogs to friends and family for no other reason but to get them hooked on reading or shopping by catalog and not to forget the coupons. His unquenchable desire for reading would later drive him to a career as a printer! You could always find books, magazines and encyclopedias in and around the house.

He was tenacious and a fighter in completing his goals no matter how trying or difficult. When he suffered a major stroke, which left him partially paralyzed on his right side, he learned how to write with his left hand (with excellent penmanship) and did not give up on conquering his driving challenges to secure his permit to continue to enjoy the privilege to drive. Although he valued the spirit of independence, self-reliance and personal accomplishment, he knew he needed help from God. The bible had a special place separate and distinct from other reading material in the home. In sum, he embodied the spirit of scripture: "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength" Philippians 4:13. He affirmed his belief in Christ for salvation during his time spent in rehabilitation with his son Elder Virgil Tyler, Eric R. Jackson, Jr., and family.

His drive and determination are seen early in his life when he desired to enlist in the United States Marine Corps prior to the age of 18 years old. His decision to enlist required parental approval which he eventually got from his mom (who didn't want him to go) with support and intervention by his elder sister Irene. He served four years after enlisting in June of 1955 and was honorably discharged with a service-connected disability that allowed him to return home safely to take care of his mom and family. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), the King Clark National SERV #4 chapter - Commanders Club. He spent over 42 years in support of other Patriots of his country to support the special needs and interests of Veterans.

After his separation from the Marines, he had thoughts of settling down. He entered the printing trade as a journeyman and worked first for Merkle Press, then The Washington Post and eventually retired from the United States Government Printing Office (USGPO).

He is preceded in death by his sister Earlene Tyler-Baxter, parents Latson and Blanche Tyler, daughter-in-law Cheryl Jackson Tyler, and two sisters, Esther and Estelle Tyler; and daughter-in-law, Cheryl Jackson Tyler

He leaves to cherish his memories and love: children, Yolanda Irene Tyler, Vernon Xavier Tyler and Virgil Orlando Tyler from his union with Geanett Alice Tyler (deceased) including children Angela Addison (deceased), Carmen Sullivan, Tina Jackson, John Tyler, I'isha Tyler; four siblings) three sisters: Irene Morton, Eleanor Tyler, and Blanche Gibson; one brother: Owen (Sonny) Tyler; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.

For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith (2 Timothy 4:6-7).

Friends may visit on Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Dale City Christian Church, 14022 Lindendale Road, Dale City, Virginia 22193 with a private service (family only) beginning at 11:00 a.m. Interment at the Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, VA.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in the name of Latson Tyler, Jr. to:
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) www.dav.org
P. O. Box 145550
Cincinnati, OH 45250
1-800-236-8313

Arrangements by Ames Funeral Home, Inc., Manassas, VA


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Posted by From the staff of Ames Funeral Home - Manassas, VA   June 07, 2020

RIP Uncle, love you Debbie

Posted by debbie stevens - silver spring, MD   May 27, 2020

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A Much Love Uncle, The day that God called your name, It broke my heart in two, But Heaven needed an Angel, and the one he picked was you, I just wish he could have waited, and let you stay with me, But you have left memories in my heart, And that's where they'll always be, I just wish I could rewind the clock, Or make it turn real slow, I could have hugged you one more time, Before you had to go, No matter how much time will pass, I'll miss you everyday, Keep shining bright in Heaven, So you can light my way. Your Loving Niece Norma Tyler

Posted by Norman Tyler Tyler - Fort Washington, MD - Family   May 25, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the family of Latson Tyler Jr. May you be comforted in knowing that our Heavenly Father cares for you. He will give you strength and courage to cope with your grief.
Psalm 94:17-19

Posted by N. S.    May 23, 2020

I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family for their recent lost. May they remain strong as a family and find comfort and peace in our heavenly father. Romans 15:13

Posted by R.R    May 23, 2020


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