Tyson Lee Kress

June 15, 1966April 10, 2019

Tyson Lee Kress, age 52, of Knoxville, went home to be with the Lord on April 10, 2019. Tyson was a graduate of Virginia High School Class of 1984 and attended the University of Tennessee. Tyson was an avid UT Vol fan and enjoyed fishing. He was employed in retail sales. Tyson attended Sevier Heights Baptist Church. Preceded in death by father, Jerry Lee Kress, Knoxville and mother, Shelby Jean Carrier Kress Bailey, Bristol, Tennessee. Tyson is survived by his loving wife of 17 years Debbie Kress; brother, Darin Kress and wife Jamie, Lakeland, Florida; nephew, Jared and wife Abigail Kress, Fort Collins, Colorado; step mother, Annie Kress Knoxville; step daughter, Christa and husband Josh Allen; step grandson, Joseph Gosnell and wife Maria; step great-grandson, Mason Gosnell all of Knoxville. The family will receive friends 10-11 am Saturday, April 13, 2019 with funeral services to follow at 11am in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home. Dr. Darin Kress and Rev. Jared Kress officiating. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery, 1019 E. Valley Drive, Bristol, Virginia at 3:30 pm. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN.



  • Visitation Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, April 13, 2019


  • Officiant

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Rodney Humphery

April 15, 2019

I’m so BLESSED to have know Tyson. I’m so sorry for the family and so mad at my self for not keeping in touch with him. He was definitely a one of a kind guy. He will be missed greatly. Love ya Buddy. Can’t wait to see you in Heaven. Prayers for comfort and Peace for the family

Allen Dillard

April 14, 2019

Tyson you will be missed. Remember all the great days hanging out with you. You were always hilarious and had a wonderful personality. Will see you again in heaven one sweet day.

Rhonda Williams Canter

April 14, 2019

Tyson was always a wonderful guy .. we all had many great times together . He will be missed. Prayers for his Famiily.
Deepest condolences .

Chip Thompson

April 14, 2019

The best times I had through High School was just hanging out with you especially during football season. Times that I'll always remember and never a dull moment! Prayers and peace to your family!

Donna King

April 14, 2019

You will be missed my dear sweet old friend... God's speed until we meet again...thank's for the great times & memories...hug's!

Will Johnston

April 13, 2019

RIP My friend, see you on the other side, Never will forget some of our adventures

Dawn Malone

April 13, 2019

Darin so sorry to hear about Ty. I remember playing with both of you at Memaw Carrier’s when we were small. Sorry I won’t be able to make the service today. I lost my daughter a few weeks ago and I’m just not up to it. Just know all of you will be in my thoughts and prayers today. Dawn Malone

Tyrone Mitchell

April 12, 2019

Wow I had so so many wonderful times with Tyson going to miss him dearly rip my brother u will be missed see u again

suzette gray

April 12, 2019

I can still see him doing 'the smurf' at parties and dances in high school. Didn't know him very well but his magnetism and passion for life were palpable. So sorry, sending Love to your family...

Curtis Cross

April 11, 2019

I grew up with Tyson. We went all the way through school together. He was always smiling. He will be missed. I am praying for all of his loved ones.