Thomas Anderson Tyler, 1935-2022

Thomas Anderson Tyler, 87, of Leesburg, VA passed away on August 30, 2022, surrounded by his family.

Born on July 15, 1935, at home in Aldie, Virginia, Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Francis Tyler and Gladys Christine Anderson; brother Frank E. Tyler, Sr and sister Peggy Barrow.

Mr. Tyler leaves his family to cherish his memory including his loving wife of 56 years, Josephine Lee “JoLee” Blackwell Tyler. They were married on July 2, 1966, at Harmony Methodist Church in Hamilton, Virginia. Mr. Tyler is also survived by his children, Thomas “Tom” (Allison) Tyler and Annie Hewatt (Don); grandchildren, Elizabeth Tyler, Emily Tyler, and Thomas Tyler, Lily Hewatt, and Campbell Hewatt; his brother Robert “Bobby” Tyler (Julia) and his brother-in- law Samuel Barrow Jr. and many nieces and nephews.

Tommy graduated from Aldie High School in Aldie, Virginia in 1954. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1960.

Tommy was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He took amazing care of JoLee after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in her early years. He always made sure her needs were met and treated her like a princess. His other greatest joy in life was being a “Pop” to his five grandchildren. He loved watching them grow up and cheered them on at all their sporting events.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 8, 2022, from 11-12PM at Loudoun Funeral Chapel, 158 Catoctin Circle SE, Leesburg, VA. A funeral service will be held directly after the viewing at 12pm with the interment to immediately follow at the Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

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