James F. Tyus

Published 3:04 pm Tuesday, June 5, 2018

James F. Tyus

June 4, 2018

James Tyus, 77, of Folkston, Ga., formerly of Bainbridge,  passed away peacefully into his Heavenly Father’s care Monday, June 4, 2018.

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The graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. EST on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Cow Pen Pond Cemetery with Rev. Herman Hand officiating.  Chris Tyus, Eric Tyus, Lee Glisson, Ally Elkins, Roy Rabon and Kevin Scott will serve as active pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 ,at Ivey Funeral Home. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. Memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many, he will be truly missed until we meet up with him on the other side of those pearly white gates.

James was born November 20, 1940, in Jackson County, Fla.. James is preceded in death by his father, Albert F. Tyus; his mother, Allie Mae Baxter; his brothers, A.J. Tyus, Eugene Rabon, and Jesse Rabon; and his son, Albert Tyus. He is survived by his children, Renee & Anthony Glisson, Eric & Lisa Tyus, Janice & John Elkins, James & Angie Tyus, Donna Tyus, all of Bainbridge, and Christy Weeks of Sneads, Fla.; his sisters, Irene & Charles Hand, Marie & Bill Hand, Joeate & Willie Hand and Betty & Frank Godwin all of Bainbridge; his brother, Roy & Sandra Rabon of Sneads; his seventeen grandchildren; and his thirteen great-grandchildren.

James was a truck driver all his life and retired from FRM. Trucking was his passion. He loved his family and friends. He also loved fishing and then gave the fish to his friends. James never met a stranger; everyone loved him.