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Gregory Dean TyreePassing: July 21, 2022


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Monday, July 25th @ 10:30am


Chastain Funeral Home

Sunday, July 24th @ 2:00pm-6:00pm

Monday, July 25th @ 9:30am-10:30am


Sheeks Cemetery

Monday, July 25th

MITCHELLGregory Dean Tyree, 62, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2022, at Mitchell Manor.

Born February 1, 1960, in Bedford, he was the son of Robert John and Frances Louise (Baker) Tyree. He married Tina Leah Jones December 17, 1983, and she preceded him in death July 26, 2019.

Greg retired after 12 years from Crane Army Ammunition as an occupational health and safety supervisor. He had also worked 22 years at Visteon. Greg was a 1978 graduate of Mitchell High School and received his Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electronic Systems Service Management from Lincoln College of Technology. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Greg was a member of the American Legion Post 250, Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F. & A.M., LA-OR-MA Shrine Club, and Bedford Boat Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his friends.

Survivors include his siblings, Jeff Tyree of Mitchell, Jill (Andy) Kluender of Mitchell, Jack (Kelly) Tyree of Mitchell, John (Debbie) Tyree of Orleans, Judith Parr of Seymour, Kay Leinart of Seymour, Linda Pennington of Mitchell, and Janet (Sid) Connell of Brownstown; several nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews.

His parents; wife; brother, Mike Tyree; and brothers-in-law, Jim Leinart and Ned Pennington, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 25, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Darrin Chastain and Lee Hupp officiating.  Burial will follow in Sheeks Cemetery with military rites accorded by American Legion Post 250 and VFW Post 9107. 

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home. A memorial service will be conducted at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, by the Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F. & A.M.

Memorial Gifts: Mitchell Community School Scholarship Foundation

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37 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Delbert Wray | SALEM
    Date: July 25, 2022
    So sorry about your loss.
  2. Guest: John R. Jerome | Bloomington, IN
    Date: July 24, 2022
    My thoughts and prayers to the Tyree family at this time. It's easy to say from the outside looking in...death has lost its power. I'm glad to know God has taken away Greg's pain and restored him. Greg, I want to thank you very much for the opportunity you afforded me in getting to become a safety professional. You changed my life in such a positive way and gave me such a great direction. I'm sorry I never got to properly thank you. I'm happy to know that God has another "safety professional" watching over us to keep us safe and another "cowboy" to round us up. As Greg used to like to say a lot," Rock on!" :)
  3. Guest: Karen Wise | Mitchell IN
    Date: July 24, 2022
    Sending condolences to the Tyree family and praying for God’s comfort during this difficult time. Very sorry for your loss
  4. Guest: Judy and Jay Williams | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 24, 2022
    We are sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of all the Tyree's at the other end of Marion Street. Our prayers are with Greg and his family.
  5. Guest: Rick Mitchell | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: July 24, 2022
    To the family sorry for your loss RIP BROTHER
  6. Guest: Mike Tanksley | Solsberry, IN
    Date: July 24, 2022
    Greg was a classmate of mine, he was always fun to be around(in fact I'm smiling now remembering some of his stories and adventures). RIP my friend. Prayers to the family.
  7. Guest: BJ HAYSE | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: July 23, 2022
    To Greg’s family -very sorry for the loss. Greg will be missed by many! Glad he’s no longer in pain. Love ya brother!
  8. Guest: Gary and Missy Davis | Bedford
    Date: July 23, 2022
    Prayers to the Tyree Family. I have been a friend of Greg's since high school and have been friends ever since. I was with him when he met his wife, Tina. Worked with him 22 years at Visteon. Went on many adventures with him. Most of the jokes I know are from Greg. He was always there if I needed anything. Rest in Peace, you will be missed my friend. Class of 78 Alumni.
  9. Guest: COL(R) Mike Garlington | Austin, Texas
    Date: July 23, 2022
    I always enjoyed my interactions with Greg when I was the Commander of CAAA. I remember him as a hard working, ethical, proud Hoosier who could be counted on to get the job done, every time. May God bless and keep his family in the palm of His hand as they deal with this great loss. Click, Bang, Freedom
  10. Guest: Bob Gillis | Bedford IN
    Date: July 23, 2022
    I worked with and was Greg’s supervisor for many years. He was loyal and hard-working. Not sure I ever saw him upset as he was always positive and brought some good joy and levity to the office. Every day he had a joke or something funny to say and always found a way to have a smile on his face. I am truly sorry for your loss and my family’s thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
  11. Guest: Bill and Brenda Leach | Bedford, In
    Date: July 23, 2022
    Sorry for your loss, prayers for the family
  12. Guest: Brian Dowell | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: July 23, 2022
    Greg was a good friend and colleague. Greg truly cared about the safety of others on the job and those serving in the military. Greg had a good sense of humor making us laugh and smile at work. You will be missed Buddy!
  13. Guest: Sandy Pipher Neal | Orleans, IN
    Date: July 23, 2022
    Greg was always fun to be around in school. Prayers of comfort during this difficult time. RIP fellow Class of 1978 alumni.
  14. Guest: Larry D Hembree | Loogootee, IN
    Date: July 23, 2022
    I always enjoyed my friendship with Greg. Something about childhood friends never leave us. Rest in peace friend.
  15. Guest: James Ely | Bowling Green, Ky
    Date: July 22, 2022
    My thoughts and prayers go out to his Family. I've known Greg for a long time. He was a real good person. You will be missed my Friend.
  16. Guest: Deanna Callison | Elnora
    Date: July 22, 2022
    I considered Greg a great big ole teddy bear with a heart of gold. He was always willing to help you understand what needed to be done if you wasn't in compliance with safety at work. He just helped and I was always grateful for his attitude working with me. I remember when his wife passed and it is comforting to know he will be with her now and free from pain. You will be missed.
  17. Guest: Donna and Lonnie Cox | Washington, Indiana
    Date: July 22, 2022
    I was a coworker and friend of Greg’s for several years. I enjoyed talking with him. He had some good quips to share. He will be missed.
  18. Guest: Karin Dobson | Jacksonville, NC28546
    Date: July 22, 2022
    Sorry for your loss...Karin Dobson
  19. Guest: Jill Morse | Mitchell, In
    Date: July 22, 2022
    Heartfelt prayers to the entire Tyree family. Greg always had a friendly word and smile. Sending prayers to all of you. 🙏❤
  20. Guest: Jan Grissom | Lexington Kentucky
    Date: July 22, 2022
    So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all.
  21. Guest: Joey and Nikki B | Mitchell, In
    Date: July 22, 2022
    We are sorry for your loss!! Joey and Nikki B
  22. Guest: Wendy VanArsdale | Lyons, in
    Date: July 22, 2022
    He was a great man and friend. I will miss him with my whole ❤. I will see you again greg.
  23. Guest: Susan Ray | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 22, 2022
    We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers. - Mike and Susan
  24. Guest: Marnita Fluharty | Williams, IN
    Date: July 22, 2022
    I am so sad to hear of your loss. The Tyree family is in my thoughts and prayers. Marty Fluharty
  25. Guest: Anita Nolan Cornwell | Avon, IN
    Date: July 22, 2022
    So sorry for your loss.
  26. Guest: Kathy Tollver | Mitchell
    Date: July 22, 2022
    My heartfelt prayers to the family. A brother is a hard loss to experience.
  27. Guest: Kim ferguson | Mitchell in
    Date: July 22, 2022
    To all the Tyree family we are very sorry for your loss.You are in our prayers. Scott and Kim
  28. Guest: James and Sharon Nash | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: July 22, 2022
    To the Tyree Family: Our condolences and prayers for your family in the passing of your Brother, Greg. Jim and Sharon Nash
  29. Guest: Debby Dobson | Lebanon, Tn
    Date: July 22, 2022
    To Greg's family So sorry to hear the news of his passing.You are all In my thoughts & prayers.When Tony & I would visit the Legion.Greg would always say Hey Strangers.Tony would go over and shake his hand and hugged him.Then they would talk sports.Now he's celebrating up in Heaven with his friends & family.May he rest in peace.He will be missed.
  30. Guest: Beth Doub | Mitchell
    Date: July 22, 2022
    Jack, Jill, Jeff and the whole Tyree family, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers and love for you in the days coming. Praying for comfort for you all.
  31. Guest: Bobbetta Robertson | Mitchell IN
    Date: July 22, 2022
    Prayers for family
  32. Guest: Donna Hart(Pace) | Indianapolis, Indiana
    Date: July 22, 2022
    All the childhood memories our two families had being in the same neighborhood. I’m so very sorry for the loss to the family and friends.Greg was a good man.
  33. Guest: Teresa Chastain | Mitchell
    Date: July 22, 2022
    I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family.
  34. Guest: Tony and Diane Nugent | Mitchell
    Date: July 22, 2022
    Greg ,Tina and Their Friends sure did serve some Good Food at the Legion. Greg and Tina done alot for the legion. He is with her now so Rest in Peace. Thanks for being Our Friend. Love You Both.
  35. Guest: Brenda Mckain | Brownstown, In
    Date: July 22, 2022
    All volunteers of Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services are so sorry for your loss.
  36. Guest: Bob and Sheryl Walton | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 22, 2022
    So sorry for your loss. We have known this family for many years. You are in our prayers.
  37. Guest: Sandalee Jeffries | Mitchell
    Date: July 22, 2022
    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss.