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11-16-2014, 00:14
NICEVILLE, Fla. — Sgt Maj. Randy Eugene Tyson, US Army, age 55 of Niceville, Florida, formerly of Laurinburg and Fayetteville, passed away on Nov. 12, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer.The Military Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the East Laurinburg Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Richard Tyson. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Park.

Randy was born Feb. 23, 1959 in Scotland County, a loving son of the late Lenore Tillman "L.T." and Gladys Carter Tyson.

As a young man, his life goal was to serve in the military and was currently in his 31st year of service with the United States Army. His distinguished career began Oct. 30, 1980 that has involved positions in the Colombia Embassy, five tours of duty in Afghanistan and many other classified missions and special units.

For his service and bravery, Randy has been awarded honors including the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and many more. He also earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration.

Randy was a quiet, gentle man that believed in being trustworthy and responsible. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, a great brother and a loyal soldier and friend. He enjoyed playing the guitar and truly loved spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters Mildred Tyson Dean and Pansy Tyson Blackwell.

Survivors are his wife, Carla Victoria Tyson of their home in Niceville, Florida; four sons, Randall "Derrick" Tyson and wife Stephanie of Laurinburg, Matthew Graig Tyson and wife Brittiany of Raleigh, Joshua Hunter Tyson of Columbia, South Carolina, Randy Diego and a daughter, Carla Isabella Tyson both of the home; three brothers, Marshall Tyson and wife Carlisa of Laurel Hill, Clarence Jefferson "C.J." Tyson and wife Ann of Laurel Hill, Richard Tyson and wife Angie of Laurinburg; three sisters, Norma Maultsby and husband John of Laurinburg, Sharon Tyson of Laurinburg and Carolyn Van Antwerp and husband Jim of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and seven grandchildren, Shane, Blake, Desiree, Kaylee, Ozzy Tyson of Laurinburg and Abram Matthew and Eli Jordan Tyson of Raleigh. He is also survived many nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and his fellow soldiers.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Richard Boles Funeral Service.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial donations be given in the Sgt. Maj. Tyson's memory to the Wounded Warrior Foundation.

Its time to take it easy SGM.

Thanks for the mentorship, friendship, and for giving me the distinct honor of being a part of your daily life and the privilege of caring for you after you become ill; I will miss our conversations. The example you set of seeing the mission through, the men cared for and never thinking twice about putting your career on the line for both shall not soon be forgotten in he FPD - you are already missed.

We are all better for having known you and instead of your passing, we will celebrate your life Wednesday.

See you in the assembly area at the right hand of The Throne SGM.


11-16-2014, 02:43
RIP Brother, Vaya con Dios..

11-16-2014, 05:41
Rest in Peace Brother. DOL

11-16-2014, 07:32
Rest In Peace, SGM Tyson!

My sincerest condolences surgicalcric for the loss of your friend and mentor.

11-16-2014, 08:16

11-16-2014, 08:35
RIP SGM...it sure sounds like you were one hell of a man, friend and mentor. My condolences, Cric.

11-16-2014, 08:57
RIP Brother

11-16-2014, 09:08

The Reaper
11-16-2014, 09:20
I am sorry for your loss, James.

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Major.

Thank you for your service.

You will not be forgotten.


Ambush Master
11-16-2014, 12:38
Thoughts and Prayers out James.

Rest in Peace Brother.


Roguish Lawyer
11-16-2014, 13:11
RIP SGM. You hang in there, Crip.

11-16-2014, 15:59
Rest in God's Peace, Warrior

The land of the Free, because of the Brave

full cooler
11-16-2014, 16:45
Rest in peace Sergeant Major. Prayers out to family and friends.

I'm sorry for your loss James.


11-16-2014, 22:07
Rest in peace. Thank you for your service and the countless sacrifices made by you and your family.

11-17-2014, 05:56
Rest in peace, Warrior. Thank you for your service and sacrifices.

11-17-2014, 16:01
RIP Randy. Such a good man, such a great loss.

11-17-2014, 18:19
Rest in Peace SGM Tyson, condolences to your family and friends. So sorry for your loss, J.

11-18-2014, 17:59
I didn't post for awhile to say my condolences because the name kept ringing and ringing in my head. I just got time to look SGM Tyson up and saw his picture. Right before I retired he was a Team Sergeant in my company C-2/7. Good guy. Wish I had known him better.

Rest in Peace Warrior!
Prayers for his family in their time of sorrow!

Red Flag 1
11-18-2014, 18:26
Rest In God's Own Peace, Warrior.

I am so very sorry to learn of this loss to you, J ; prayers are out.

11-18-2014, 22:38
You are in God's hands now, SGM. Sorry for your loss, J. Prayers out for all.

11-18-2014, 23:14
Rest in Peace, SGM Tyson! You were obviously a great mentor and friend to those who knew you.


11-19-2014, 11:28
Randy and I served on SFODA-713 for some time. He was one of the best SF NCO's I have ever known. Rest in peace, "De Oppresso Liber".

11-20-2014, 16:21
RIP, Sergeant Major.


11-24-2014, 12:58
Prayers to Randy'd family. True loss of a friend and professsional.