PHILLIPS – Glenwood C. “Tubby” Tyler, 69, of Phillips, formerly of Temple, died late Saturday evening, June 21, 2008, at his home in Phillips surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Oct. 18, 1938 in Temple, the son of, Harold and Violette (Harmon) Tyler. He attended Temple schools.
Tubby worked for several years for Phil Hodgkins at Triangle Bus Lines doing various jobs including driving a school bus, working in the woods and as a mail carrier.
He later went to work for Backus Garage before working in the shoe industry at Farmington, Norwock and Livermore Falls Shoe companies. In 1982 he went to work at Forster Manufacturing retiring in 1998.
He was a 50-plus-year member of the Farmington Grange and served for several years as a Deputy in the Maine State Grange. He also was a member of the National Grange.
He enjoyed being in the outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing, four-wheeling and planting tomatoes in his garden. A “big kid” at heart he loved a good practical joke and telling stories. Tubby was an avid cribbage player, loved watching John Wayne western movies, blue grass music and the company of children and his dogs were also very important to him. He also enjoyed bowling and as a young man looked forward to Saturday night dances especially in Chesterville.
He is survived by his wife, Priscilla of Phillips; a son, Glen and his wife, Becky of Temple; a daughter, Cynthia and her husband, Weston Seamon of Wilton; a brother, Calvin Tyler of North Jay; a sister, Noella Davis of Wilton; a half-sister, Marion Hines; 8 grandchildren; one great grandchild. He was predeceased by his first wife, Eva Nutting on July 22, 1995; brothers, Kenneth and Arthur Tyler; a granddaughter, Katie Seamon.
Memorial graveside services will be held, 2PM, Thursday, June 26, 2008 at the Village Cemetery in Temple with Pastor Ira Hall, officiating. Arrangements are in the care of the Wiles Funeral Home, Cremation Service & Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington. Words of condolence may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org