George Nelson Tyus, Jr. (72) commonly known as “Georgie” was born May 25, 1949 to the union of the late George nelson Tyus, Sr. and Marie June Tyus in Cleveland, Ohio. George was the second oldest of 4 kids. Raymond Tyus (deceased), Larry Tyus, Sr. and Renee Tyus.
George was educated in the Cleveland Public School system and later obtained his GED. His passion led him to follow in his father and grandfather’s footsteps in becoming a truck driver. George worked for several different Trucking Companies but finally settled at The City of Cleveland where he worked as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic. He worked there for over 15 years and later retired to enjoy life with family and friends.
George leaves to cherish 3 children; Keith Tyus (deceased), Kevin Tyus (Lillian), and Jermaine Tyus (Patricia). He was also blessed with 2 additional children; Archie Saunders and Arnita Saunders (deceased)
George will be missed greatly for his many talents, especially his warm heart, love of cooking and direct and blunt attitude. He was always willing to help anyone out in time of need but was not afraid to tell you about yourself in the process. He was a wealth of information and would happily share all of it with you if asked.
George Nelson Tyus, Jr.’s earthly journey ended on August 18, 2021. George was preceded in death by Edna Bradley, Diane Benton, Sandy Parks, Ruth Zellner, and Connie Bennett, Jimmie Bradley, Theodore Tyus, Wade Tyus, James Bennett and Donald Bennett. George leaves behind to mourn 2 aunts, Joan Bennett and Karen Morgan; 2 uncles, Robert Bennett and Ronald Bennett; 3 nieces, Stephanie Kee, Joy Kee and Lauren Tyus; 3 nephews, Michael Kee, Larry Tyus, Jr. and Lamont Wells; 16 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and a host of great nieces and nephews.
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