James Edward Tyler, Jr, affectionately known as Jim or Bubby, passed away suddenly on December 31, 2020, at the age of 68. He is survived by his wife of nearly 24 years, Brenda Tyler; his sister Barbara Lehman and husband Leon of Gaithersburg, MD.; sister Patsy Good of Mt. Airy, MD.; son James E. Tyler, III (Jamie) and wife Susan of Adamstown; daughter Kelley Hall and husband Greg of Lusby, MD; step-daughter Rhonda B. Long and husband Steven of Hedgesville, WV; and step-son Ronald J. Boaze and wife Wendy of Martinsburg, WV; and his 5 grandchildren and 6 step-grandchildren.
Jim was a devoted husband, brother, and father. He worked as a Boiler Plant Manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Jim never met a stranger, befriending all that crossed his path. His infectious smile and mischievous sense of humor easily drew people to him. Jim was a creature of habit; he looked forward to getting coffee most mornings with his longtime friend Phil Shrewsberry where they would talk about their plans for the day and everything in between, and would end his day exchanging silly stories with his sister, Patsy. Whether at their home in Bradenton, FL or Falling Waters, WV, Jim was always chatting with friends. He loved to sit out on his front patio with Brenda and wave to passersby, many of whom would stop to catch up - or sometimes share a beer or two. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.