Tyler Leland Fox, cherished family, friends

August 23, 2022

Tyler Leland Fox, 23, died suddenly Friday, July 29, 2022.  Born with great anticipation, Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, Tyler brought love, joy and laughter to our lives. 

Tyler loved to eat, and was nicknamed “Snacks” by his parents.  He was his mother’s baby boy and constant companion to his father. Tyler was devoted to his brother, he adored his sister, and Tyler and his cousins were inseparable for most of their lives. 

He loved family gatherings which included his extended family of friends.  He loved the water, beach, working out, and watching 1980s movies, especially “Goonies.”  He loved partying with his boys, and he could bring laughter into everything. 

He was a Smyrna High School graduate, employed as a foreman by Battaglia Construction.  He worked very hard and tried to learn more every day.

Tyler was stubborn and fearless. He will always be loved and missed.

He is predeceased by his grandparents Ed and Nancy Fox, and William and Gloria Mess.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Laura J. Fox (Mess); father, Todd L. Fox; brother, Travis L. Fox; and sister, Summer (Thomas) Jacob of South Carolina, and their children Thompson, Charlotte and Jewel Jacob; his Aunt Pam and Uncle John Yunker; his Uncle William Mess; and his cousins, Melanie Friel (godmother), Bryana and Tristan Friel, Dawson Thompson, Brian, Kylee and Cameron Pazdalski, and Taylor Hurst. Also, grandparents Anthony and Joanne Hines, Uncle Larry and Alisa Hines, Aunt Teresa and Greg Duncan, Uncle Tony and Courtney Fox, Aunt Toni Hines-Cappellaro, Uncle Mike and Milissa Hines, and numerous cousins.

Friends and family are welcome to join a celebration of Tyler’s life. It will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2, at Blackbird Community Center, 120 Blackbird Forest Road, Townsend.

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