Monroe Wilson Tyler
December 5, 1947 – January 11, 2020
Monroe Wilson Tyler, Sr. passed away in Liberty Hill, Texas on January 11, 2020 after putting up the fight of his life battling cancer for the last three and a half years. He died peacefully at home in the arms of his wife, Sandra Tyler at the age of 72.
He was born in San Saba, Texas on December 5, 1947. His parents were Vurnal and Edna Tyler. He was the youngest of six children, one brother and four sisters. After graduating from high school he naturally worked for a few years spreading his wings, learning how to fly as a young adult and soon found himself serving our country in the Vietnam War. He received the National Defense Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge and Sharpshooter for Rifle.
After returning home from Vietnam he worked several trades but he became most accomplished in the construction business working for a home builder in Austin, Texas. After several years working for Hudson Construction he decided to undertake his own business in the construction of home building and remodeling under the name of Tyler Construction.
He met his next door neighbor in 1977 while living in an apartment in Austin, Texas, fell in love and married Sandra Koenning, August 26, 1978. Together they had two sons, Monroe Wilson Tyler, Jr. and Spencer James Tyler. Monroe also has another, Clint Stevens Tyler from a prior marriage. Together they enjoyed living the simple life of focusing on education these boys, making sure they did well in school and participated in sports to learn about true team spirit. What Monroe enjoyed most was teaching his boys how to work hard side by side with him, but especially teaching the skill of the outdoor life hunting and fishing. They took many hunting trips together and sometimes brought home the meat! After moving to Liberty Hill, Texas to live in a country setting to raise his boys, he joined the local VFW and became Commander and is currently a Life Time Member.
Monroe is survived by his wife Sandra, three sons, Clint Tyler of Pearland, Texas, Monroe Tyler, Jr. of Giddings, Texas and Spencer Tyler of New Braunfels, Texas; three grandchildren, Mason Dakota Tyler, Eva Lynn Tyler and Johnna Leeson Tyler; and his sisters and brother, Sara Smith of Tow,Texas, Claudia Poole of San Sabha, Texas, Pat West of Lawton, Oklahoma, Sue Harkey of San Saba,Texas and VC Tyler of San Saba, Texas. He is preceded in death by both parents and one nephew.
Service are being held at the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home,1200 S. Bagdad Rd., Leander,Texas. Visitation is Thursday, January 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. and the Funeral Service will be on Friday, January 17th at 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home followed by the interment at Liberty Hill Cemetery.
- Clint Tyler
- Monroe Tyler, Jr.
- Spencer Tyler
- Mason Tyler
- Steven Williams, Jr.
- Jason Williams
- V. C. Tyler, Honorary Pallbearer
- Steven Wiliams, Sr., Honorary Pallbearer
- Rankin Zieschang, Honorary Pallbearer
- Fisher House Foundation
- Visitation Thursday, January 16, 2020
- Funeral Service Friday, January 17, 2020
- Interment Friday, January 17, 2020
Monroe Wilson Tyler
January 18, 2020
Monroe and my husband Ronnie Mays were in Vietnam together. Ronnie always spoke of Monroe as then BEST soldier he ever served with. Ronnie loved Monroe as a brother. Monroe and Sandy were a great support to me while Ronnie was fighting his battle with cancer. Monroe spoke at Ronnie's memorial service which was a blessing. He will be truly missed by the Mays family. We love you all.
January 15, 2020
Monroe was indeed a remarkable man! I remember him most in his younger years as he and my brother were coconspirators in all kinds of mischief and fun! He grew into a kind and compassionate man. He will be missed. Cherish the memories! Love and prayers.. Jerry & Pat Harkey
January 13, 2020
Sandy, Clint, Monty & Spencer (and the whole family),
Monroe will always be a bright spot in my heart. We all grow up, move on, and get old, but some people will always be a part of you. I remember Monroe as a rebel, and I LOVED that about him! He made a beautiful family with all of you, and I hope you can find peace in knowing he'll always live in your hearts and mine. John and I send our warmest sympathy.