Kelton Tyson

March 25, 1936 ~ December 6, 2021 (age 85)


Kelton Tyson 85, of Whiteville passed on December 6, 2021 in New Hanover Regional Medical Center.  He was born March 25, 1936 in Robeson County, the son of the late Louis Tyson and Frances Smith Tyson.  

Mr. Tyson, a life long resident of Columbus County owned and operated Tyson Tire Sales in Whiteville for 50 years.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Gladys Memory Tyson; three sons, Roger Dean Tyson and wife, Deanna of Whiteville, Ricky Gene Tyson of Whiteville, Ronnie Tyson and wife, Juanita of the Virgin Islands; a brother, Ervin Tyson and wife, Sue of Whiteville; sisters, Margie Sellers of Whiteville and Careleen Suggs of Whiteville, six grandchildren, three great  grandchildren, three step grandchildren, seven step great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by a son, Kelton Ray Tyson; his parents; brother, Marvin Tyson, sisters, Estelle Tyson, Lucy Penny, Rosa Lee and Leta Lee, brother-in-laws, John Sellers and Carlisle Suggs.

His funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Friday, December 10, 2021 at Peacock Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ken Sides officiating.  Burial will be in the Flynn Cemetery.

His family will receive friends 6:00 - 8:00 pm Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Peacock Funeral Home.

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