Timothy Tyler

Obituary of Timothy Allen Tyler

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Timothy Allen Tyler of Bellaire, Texas, passed peacefully on Saturday, April 13, 2024. Tim was born in Texas City, Texas in 1944. The oldest child of Tommy and Margaret Tyler, he spent his formative years traveling with his family across the US and Canada for his father’s job as a crew boss in the oil and gas industry. Later in life, Tim always had an amusing story to tell or advice to give based on his experiences and adventures growing up in different places. Of all the places he lived, Tim’s favorite was Jacksonville, TX, where he made lifelong friends and where his grandparents had a lake house. He and his sister Carol spent many happy times fishing with their grandparents in Jacksonville and exploring other locations like White Sands National Monument, NM and Calgary Alberta, Canada.

After graduation from Lutcher Stark High School in Orange, TX, Tim attended Lamar Tech with his life-long best friend, Robert Nichols. After transferring to the University of Houston, he studied microbiology and was President of the Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Society. While at UH, Tim met the love of his life, Sharon Clay, and they married April 14, 1968.

Completing his service in the US Army in Vietnam in 1970, Tim returned home to his wife and daughter, Tiffany, to continue law school at South Texas College of Law- Houston. Working as a law clerk during the day and attending school at night, Tim maintained his devotion to his family, welcoming daughter Pamela and coming to shine as a beloved uncle to his many nieces and nephews.

Tim’s legal practice began at the historic Esperson Building, and he later went into private practice in Bellaire, with his wife Sharon managing the practice until their retirement in 2006. Tim and Sharon were very active socially, supporting local theater and dance clubs for many years. Tim served as President of several dance clubs in Houston, and he and Sharon and were known for lighting up the dancefloor in venues across the state of Texas. In the last year of his life, Tim took every opportunity to dance with Sharon, Tiffany, Pamela and many friends and caregivers at the Village of Southampton in Houston, TX.

Tim’s devotion to family was exemplified by his relationships with his beloved grandchildren- Olivia, Audrey, Peter and Sarah. He treasured time with them and found something special to celebrate in each of them. He taught them to use power tools, to fish, to dance and to block on the football field. He adored eating any cookie they baked, and introduced them to classic TV and the musical Mamma Mia. He built Legos and bought his own X-box so he could learn to play their favorite games.

Tim is survived by his wife Sharon Clay Tyler, daughter Tiffany Tyler-Kuffner (Charles Kuffner), daughter Pamela Tyler Mitchell (Steve) and grandchildren Olivia Kuffner, Audrey Kuffner, Peter Mitchell and Sarah Mitchell. He is also survived by his mother Margaret Tyler, his sisters Carol Landry (Hubert) and Margaret Ringhoff (Chris) and his brother, Tommy Tyler, III.

He leaves a large extended family of in-laws, special aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as devoted friends. Special thanks go to the team of caregivers who worked with the family, including the staff at the Village of Southampton and Tim’s dedicated care team of Gilbert Sanchez, Jamie Obando and Maria Miranda. Following a private interment, the family will receive friends and family in a celebration of Tim’s life at the Junior League of Houston on Sunday, April 28, 2024 from 5 to 7 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (https://www.lbda.org/donate/) or a charity of your choice. Please note that the service will not be livestreamed or recorded.

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