Dr. Charles M. Tyndal
4 May, 1928 – 29 May, 2021
Dr. Charles Mathison Tyndal, of Homewood, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, the 29th of May 2021. He was 93 years of age. Born in Birmingham, Alabama to Reverend C.M. Tyndal and Elizabeth Carraway, he graduated from Hamilton High School and then entered the University of Alabama where he earned his BS degree in 1950 and his MS in 1951.
Dr. Tyndal graduated from the Medical College of Alabama in 1955 and completed an Internship and one year General Surgery Residency at Carraway Methodist Medical Center from 1955 through 1957. Dr. Tyndal then served two years as a Captain in the United States Air Force at Ramstein Air Force Base in Landstuhl, West Germany. He went on to complete his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at George Washington University from 1959 through 1962. He returned to Birmingham, joining the staff of Carraway Methodist Medical Center and Norwood Clinic, where he remained until his retirement in 1997.
Perhaps the most rewarding part of his practice was his role as a teacher. Dr. Tyndal served as the Director of the Residency Program in OB/GYN at Carraway from 1968 until his retirement. He also served as a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Alabama Medical College. Among his many professional accomplishments, he served as President of the Birmingham Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, President of the Carraway Methodist Medical Center Hospital Staff, President of the Jefferson County Medical Society, Chairman of the Jefferson County Board of Health, and President of the Southern Gynecological and Obstetrical Society.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents; by his son, James Edward Carraway Tyndal; by his brother, Edward Carraway Tyndal; and by his sister, Elizabeth Tyndal Burleson. Dr. Tyndal is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Elveree “Tutter” Tyndal; two sons, Charles Mathison Tyndal, Jr. (Hannah), William Cook Tyndal; daughter-in-law, Cumbee Tyndal; four grandchildren, Stephanie Tyndal Wardlaw, William Cook Tyndal, Jr., Wilson Cook Tyndal, and Charles Alexander Tyndal. His sister, Lynne Tyndal DeVault and sister-in-law, Marty Tyndal, also survive him.
Charles and Tutter were lifetime members of Highlands United Methodist Church, where they were active in the care of the homeless programs, both meals and obtaining identification. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Stewards at Highlands. Dr. Tyndal was an avid and determined golfer with a membership at the Birmingham Country Club where he was part of two golf groups. He loved to ski and be with his family and friends at his vacation homes in Vail, Destin, and the family farm.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation on Friday, the 11th of June, at Highlands United Methodist Church beginning at 11:30 a.m. The Memorial service will commence at one o’clock in the afternoon at the church located at 1045 20th Street South, Birmingham, Alabama 35205. Burial for Dr. Tyndal will be held privately in the family estate of Birmingham’s historic Elmwood Cemetery.
Charles’ life is one to be celebrated as he enters into God’s loving embrace. He touched the lives of many and, while he will be dearly missed, his legacy and memories will live on among family, friends, and all that knew him. Services are under the care and direction of Ridout’s Valley Chapel (205-879-3401) in Homewood.
Friends are Cordially Invited to a Visitation
Friday, 11 June , 2021
Friday, 11 June , 2021