Gary Lin Tyer | Eastern North Carolina Now

October 22, 1971 - January 9, 2020

    Mr. Gary Lin Tyer, age 48, a resident of Washington, NC died Thursday January 9, 2020 at his home.

    A funeral service will be held 3:00 PM Sunday January 12, 2020 at Hunters Bridge Church of Christ and will be officiated by Bud Ball. Burial will follow in the Tyer Family Cemetery in Bath. Al Davenport, Ronnie Garrett, Ray Gurganus, Walt Wallace, Timmy Gurganus, Roger Braddy, Neal Woolard and Freddie Francis will serve as pallbearers.

    Mr. Tyer was born on October 22, 1971 in Wayne County, NC to Harold Lindley Tyer and Doreta Marie Hodges. He graduated from Northside High School in 1990 and attended Beaufort County Community College. On September 11, 1993 he married Sharon Denise Cashion. He worked as a Quality Assurance Technician for Hyster-Yale. He attended Hunters Bridge Church of Christ and was a member of the Beaufort County Beekeepers Association. Mr. Tyer enjoyed playing his guitar, fishing for bass, coaching football, baseball, and being on his boat. He loved spending time with his wife and children. Mr. Tyer impacted many lives. His friends meant the world to him.

    Survivors include his wife Sharon Cashion Tyer of the home, three children, Justin Lee Tyer of Washington, Caroline Paige Tyer, Tanner Bryce Tyer both of the home; his parents, Harold "Lin" Tyer and "Doreta" Marie Tyer of Graham, and a brother, Steve Tyer and wife Christy of Alabama.

    He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Dr. Harold Tyer, Francis Tyer, and his maternal grandmother, Mary Kilby Turner.

    The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM Sunday January 12, 2020 until the funeral hour at Hunters Bridge Church of Christ and other times at the home.

    In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Sweet Caroline's Café, c/o Kelly Cannefax, 102 Palmer Place, Washington, NC 27889.

    Condolences may be addressed to the family online by visiting

    Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Tyer family.



Sunday, January 12
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hunters Bridge Church of Christ
15158 US Hwy. 264 East
Pinetown, NC 27865

Funeral Service

Sunday, January 12
3:00 PM
Hunters Bridge Church of Christ
15158 US Hwy. 264 East
Pinetown, NC 27865

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