Kim was called home to Heaven on October 20, 2022. He was reunited with his family that left before him. Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, Kim managed his illness with strength and grace, and wanted to spend as much time with his loved ones as possible. Kim was a brave warrior. On his final days, he was surrounded by his wife, sons, granddaughters, and daughters-in-law, who he adored more than anything else in the world.
A genuinely self-made man, Kim was a master of all talents. He represented his country as a Corporal in the US Marine Corps serving in the Vietnam War. Kim also was a Machinist, Painter, Sandblaster, Entrepreneur and even a DJ. Kim was an avid Trump supporter. He was a #1 Patriot and loved his country!
The simplest treasures in life, such as his family, brought the greatest joy to him. Kim was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and fur daddy. Kim enjoyed spending time with his boys, grandchildren, and great grandchild. He thoroughly enjoyed hunting, fishing, coaching baseball and watching NASCAR. He also enjoyed showing off all his big buck photos, loving on all his fur babies and telling stories of himself or his boys growing up. Kim had a strong passion for artwork, he chose to wear his art in ink on his skin. He was always complimented on the creativity and color of his tattoos.
His love for his family and for life will be remembered long after his passing.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 46 years, Glenda; his 4 sons: Daniel Ryan Tyler and wife Maria of West Monroe, LA; John Brandon Tyler and wife Casey of Calhoun, LA; Johnathon Trey Tyler and wife Megan of Sterlington, LA; Steven Kim Tyler, Jr. of Holly Ridge, NC; his grandchildren: Ashlyn Nicole Tyler, Pamela Blake Tyler, and Salome Alice Tyler; his great grandchild: JT Lawrence; his brother: Winfred C. Rawls, Jr.; his sisters: Winifred Denise Curtis, Rene’ Tyler-Cash, Donna Rawls Reeves; his beloved 4 fur babies; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Kim is preceded in death by his parents: Linda & W.C. Rawls, Robert & Tommie Tyler; sisters: Sharon Delane Little and Vickie Tyler McGowen, and 11 loving fur babies.
Pallbearers are Ryan Tyler, Brandon Tyler, Little Kim Tyler, Jeramy Garsee, Jason Dow.
Honorary pallbearers are Al Garsee, Doug Garsee, and Pete Riehm.
A Celebration of Kim’s Life and Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022, at 11:00am at Griffin Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA. A private graveside service will be held at the family’s request.
Memorial Donations may be made in Kim Tyler’s name to 4 Paws Rescue, 290 Rodeo Rd.,
Ruston, LA 71270 or Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306.
Griffin Funeral Home
West Monroe, LA