Charles Tyree


Charles W. Tyree, 87, of Indianapolis, formerly of Columbus, passed away at 5:57 p.m. Sunday, October 9, 2016, at Rosegate Village in Indianapolis.

Charlie was born December 3, 1928, in Morehead, Kentucky, the son of Charles W. and Lula Stamper Tyree. He married Bonnie L. Anderson on July 23, 1948.

Charlie was a member of East Columbus United Methodist Church and was an Indiana State Trooper from 1950 to 1966. He then was employed as director of security at Cummins Engine Company from 1970 to 1988 and director of operations for Housing Partnerships in Columbus from 1990 to 2005.

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The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday October 12, 2016, at East Columbus United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Aigner officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9 a.m. until service time at the church. Entombment will be at Garland Brook Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to Housing Partnerships or East Columbus United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his sons, Dale Tyree of Atlanta, Georgia, Brian (Patricia) Tyree of Avon, Indiana, and Toby (Pam) Tyree of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Charles B. (Taryn) Tyree, Tiffany N. (Erik) Peterman, Sean (Courtney) Gresham and Colin Gresham; great-grandchildren, Briley Tyree, Emery Tyree, Easton Peterman and Evie Peterman; brothers, Jess (Barbara) Tyree of Reno, Nevada, and Harold (Patsy) Tyree of Ontario, California; and a sister, Betty Ruth Braem of Ridgecrest, California.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bonnie, on August 28, 2012; his daughter, Regina D. Tyree; brothers, Dale and James Tyree; as well as sisters, Vada Cowgill, Millie Saylor and Pauline Basey.

Services were entrusted to Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.

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