Published 9:05 am Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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Michael F. Tyler, ,67 of North Baggett Circle, Brewton, Ala., passed away Oct. 20, 2019 at his residence. He was a long-time resident of Escambia County, Ala. and of the Baptist faith. Michael was retired from the US Air Force after 20 years of service as a Technical Sergeant, Radar Specialist and Instructor. Michael was the Fire Chief of the Appleton Volunteer Fire Department for 20+ years and presiding President of the Escambia County Alabama Association of Volunteer Fire Departments for 10 years.

Michael loved working daily at the Fire Station, as well as working to refurbish old vehicles. He made it a practice of never sitting around and was well known to not quit talking. Mike and his wife, Safety Officer Ginny always had their saying of “Wheels Up” anytime they headed out for a Fire call or just to run an errand.

Wheels up Michael… You’ve earned your rest!

Love you always to the moon and back Ginny.

A time of visitation was held Thur., Oct. 24, 2019 from 6-8PM at the First Baptist Church of Brewton.

Funeral Services were scheduled for Fri., Oct. 25, 2019 at 2PM at the First Baptist Church of Brewton.

Interment services followed at Weavers Cemetery in Appleton, Ala., immediately following the service with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton directing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John F Tyler and Charlotte Tyler; a brother, Jack Tyler.

Michael is survived by his wife, Ginny Tyler of Brewton, AL; one sister, Sharon Bunn of Brandon, Miss.; one Brother, Mark Tyler of Mesquite, Texas; three daughters, Jill Cibene of Long Beach, Miss., Katina (Todd) Purvis of Brewton, and Tina Mouring of Pearl, Miss.; two Sons, John (Alicia) Tyler of Stafford, Va., and David Tyler of Chicago, IL; eleven grandchildren, Amber Krutke of Kennesaw, Ga., Morgan Purvis of Brewton, Christian (Heather) Purvis of Brewton, Devin Cibene of Long Beach, Miss., Kristien Tyler of Tampa, Fla., Ty Purvis of Brewton, Cole Mouring of Gulfport, Miss, Xander Cibene of Long Beach, Miss., Ayden Tyler, Piper Tyler, Lilly Tyler of Stafford Va., two great grandchildren, Brystol Purvis & A.J. Purvis of Brewton.

In Lieu of Flowers please make donations to the:

Appleton Volunteer Fire Department Tyler Memorial Fund, 404 North Baggett Circle

Brewton, Ala., 36426.