Ronnie Tyson

Ronnie Lee Tyson

1945 - 2019

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Obituary of Ronnie Lee Tyson

Ronnie Lee Tyson, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, June 26, at his home. 


Born on August 4, 1945, in Doniphan Missouri, to Selven and Marian Tyson, brother to Tom, Helen and Linda, all deceased. 


He grew up in Doniphan Missouri, attended Doniphan High School and played both baseball & basketball. After graduating from Southeast Missouri State University with a BA in Business, he worked as a Plant Manager/Operations for various businesses. 


In 1966, Ron married Doniphan native Sandra Odom. They would have celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary August 27, 2019. Ron & Sandy have 3 children, Stacey (Brandon), Travis (Meghan) and Ali (“T” David), and five grandchildren, Peyton, Tyson, Cade, Alex & Kalayla.  


Ron served in the US Army 1969 - 1971 as a Tanker in the 1st Infantry Division, earned Sergeant rankings, and received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal. 


Ron passed peacefully at home following a 6-year battle of multiple cancers. Ron loved spending time with family, they were everything to him. He also enjoyed fishing, gardening and a cold beer while listening to baseball.


Burial services, with military honors, led by Pastor Jerry Moore, will be held Monday, July 8 at State Veterans Cemetery, Bloomfield MO. Reception will be held immediately after at the Tyson home starting at 1:00 pm. 


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Veterans of Foreign War.