Col. Tyron Earl Tisdale

Published 11:07 am Friday, June 10, 2011

Col. Tyron Earl Tisdale (U.S. Army retired), age 90, died at his home in Greenville, Alabama on Thursday, June 9, 2011.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 11 from 5:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Dunklin-Daniel Funeral Home. Graveside services with full military honors will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Auburn, Alabama at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2011 with Dunklin-Daniel Funeral Home of Greenville and Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home of Auburn directing.  Immediately following the service, family and friends are invited to the home of Mrs. Anne May for a reception.

Col. Tisdale was born on December 8, 1920 in McDavid, Florida. He attended Georgia Tech where his participation in ROTC led him to join the Georgia National Guard.  He later graduated from the University of Virginia.  After completing the Officers Candidate School, Col. Tisdale began an esteemed and decorated career with the U.S. Army that spanned thirty years.  A proud patriot and serviceman, he served his country in World War II, Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War and continued to promote patriotism and allegiance to his country at every opportunity.

After his retirement from the military in 1970, Col. Tisdale relocated to Auburn where he began a second career with the City of Auburn retiring as City Manager.  After moving to Greenville, Col. Tisdale continued to be very involved in his community and service to others as a Greenville Rotarian that honored him with the distinguished Paul Harris Fellow Award.

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He is survived by his wife, Linda Tisdale, of Greenville, AL; daughter-in-law, Jane Tisdale Fox, of Auburn; one grandson, Andrew Tisdale, of Auburn, AL; sister Kate (Norman) Byrd, of Pensacola, FL; brothers, Olin (Clydell) Tisdale, of Lillian, AL; and Wayne (Genny) Tisdale, of Sycamore, AL and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made in Col. Tisdale’s honor to The Alger-Sullivan Historical Society, Inc.; P.O. Box 1002; Century, FL 32535 or the Greenville Rotary Club; P.O. Box 43; Greenville, AL 36037, both personal passions for Col. Tisdale to which he devoted much interest and time.