DON TYLER

Don Tyler, 67, of Anton, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. A celebration of life was held at George Price Funeral Home Chapel in Levelland, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jesse Hodge officiating. Don was born in Pecos, to Homer and Anita Tyler. Don was a member of the Big Spring High School Marching Band before beginning his career in auto mechanics in Dallas. In 1982, Don sold his shop in Anton, to pursue a career in Law Enforcement. He married Annette Davis in Dallas in 1972, and moved to Anton in 1976. Don worked for Frontier Dodge as a Master Tech mechanic earning the coveted Gold Tool Kit Award from Dodge. Don opened his own shop in Anton and was appointed Constable Precinct 4 in Hockley County and went to join the Hockley County Sherriff’s Office and served 24 years with the department before retiring in 2007. Don married Bobbie Newton Stevens in 2001. Don was preceded in death by his parents Homer Tyler and Anita Walker. Don is survived by his wife, Bobbie Tyler of Anton; a daughter, Kelli Tyler Hayes and husband, Tommy of Lubbock; and son, Kodey of Littlefield; grandchildren, Austin and Makinzi Tyler and their mother, Summer Aduddell of Littlefield; granddaughter, Kyliegh of Lubbock; sister, Barbara Reynolds of Dallas; and his brother, Howard Downs and wife, Liz of Little Rock, Ark.; aunts and cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to South Plains College Criminal Justice Department in Levelland, in Don’s name. at 1401 College Avenue, Levelland, TX, 79336 (806) 716-2019 or online at www.southplainscollege.edu/donate.

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