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1950 James 2022

James Calvin Tyler

March 6, 1950 — August 1, 2022

James Calvin Tyler

“Little Debbie Man”


James Calvin Tyler, 72, passed away at his home in Jonesboro, AR., surrounded by his family, after fighting a heroic battle with Lewy Body Dementia.

He was born on March 6, 1950 in Lepanto to John Everett and Mary Elizabeth (Brown) Tyler.  He is preceded in death by his parents; his son, James Brian Tyler; sister, Janie Barnett; brothers, Garry “Tiny” Tyler, Donald “Pete” Tyler, and Larry “Buddy” Tyler; nephews, Brent McKinness and Shawn Tyler and niece, Bridgett Roe.

James is survived by his wife of 51 years, Judy (Shempert) Tyler; daughters, Tonya and Kacey Tyler; brothers, Charles (Brenda) Tyler; David (Tammy) Tyler; sisters, Mary (Hollis) Gibbs; Angela (Elmo) McKinness; and Shirley (Angie) Tyler, five grandchildren; Dustin (Laura) McElyea, Kalob (Ashley) McElyea, Noah Tyler, Cody Tyler and Mollie Tyler; three great grandchildren; Jaycie, Addie and Maverick McElyea; and a host of nieces, nephews and family friends.

Visitation will be held in Lepanto at Delancey Funeral Home, Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Graveside will follow at Potter Memorial Cemetery in Lepanto.  Lunch will be served at First Assembly of God in Lepanto.  Everyone is welcome to join.

Brother Jarrid McGrew will officiate the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider North Main Baptist Church of Jonesboro, AR or (Lewy Body Dementia Association.)

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, August 6, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Delancey Funeral Home-Lepanto

200 Miles Street, Lepanto, AR 72

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Graveside Service

Potter Memorial Cemetery, Lepanto


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