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Eddie Tyson

April 21, 1943 ~ December 29, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Eddie Tyson Obituary

Mack Edgar "Eddie" Tyson, of Alpena, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2023, at the age of 80. He was born in Berryville, AR on April 21, 1943, to Herbert and Lela Hutchinson Tyson. On April 21, 1984, he married Marie King and together they have 5 wonderful daughters.

Eddie enjoyed life and had a great sense of humor. He was known to his family as a “car nut.” He loved everything about cars, from collecting antique cars, to going to car shows, to working on old cars to restore them and sell them. He was a huge music fan collecting many tapes and records, he listened to his music daily. He also enjoyed fishing and whittling. He spent most of his career driving trucks. He was privileged to travel all over the nation, and he so enjoyed having his wife Marie join him on the road as a truck driver as well.

Eddie is survived by his wife of the home, Marie Tyson, and their 5 daughters, LeAnn Tyson, Jill Tyson, Crystal Snyder and husband Chris, Felicia Kerby, and Cindy Folsom and husband Dennis. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, Dillon Blethen, Emily Blethen, Zack Kriebel, Carey Kriebel, Scotty Folsom and Chelsea Cheatham, Jessica Folsom, Lily Folsom, Cher'ra Dickard and husband Derrick, Cassandra Parikh and husband Simul, Nathan Kerby, and Cody Ellingsworth, along with 7 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Lela Tyson and brother George Tyson.

Celebration of Life service for Eddie will be Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at 12:00 PM at Smith Family Funeral Home Chapel in Green Forest with Rev. Dewey McGarrah officiating. Interment will follow at Auman Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at  

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Celebration of Life
January 2, 2024

12:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Home
609 W. Main
Green Forest, AR 72638

January 2, 2024

1:30 PM
Auman Cemetery (Alpena)


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