MITCHELL – Jeffrey Lee Tyree, 59, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2022 peacefully at his home, surrounded by family.
Born December 9, 1962, in Bedford, he was the son of Robert John and Frances Louise (Baker) Tyree.
Jeff completed his schooling at Bedford then trained at the LARC Center. He was a trailblazer for adults with disabilities holding a job at the Mitchell Jay C Store for 26 plus years. He led an independent, productive life while bringing joy to all around him. He enjoyed swimming, going to ball games, assisting Mitchell youth leagues, riding his bike, dancing, camping, celebrating his birthday, soaking in the hot tub and his job. He was full of love and considered everyone his friend. Jeff was baptized at Mitchell First Christian Church and was a regular attendee of Tulip Street Christian Church. He was presented many awards over the years: LARC Outstanding Employee, Mitchell Citizen of the Year, various youth league service awards, and Customer Service Award from Jay C.
Survivors include his siblings, 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; brothers, Greg Tyree and Mike Tyree; and brothers-in-law, Jim Leinart and Ned Pennington; and sister-in-law Tina Tyree preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 11 in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Darrin Chastain officiating. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial Gifts: Special Olympics