Clifford Leroy Tyson, 92, of Cumming, died Aug. 17, 2018.
Mr. Tyson was a loving husband, father, "Paw Paw," and great-granddaddy. He was a self-employed tile contractor and owner of Tyson Tile Company. He was one of the most sought-after tile contractors in the Atlanta area in his 50 year career.
He was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener. He loved music, dancing, and entertaining others with his Elvis and Conway Twitty impersonations. He never met a stranger and was a great friend to everyone.
Mr. Tyson was a WWII veteran who served with 35th Division, Battery B, 216th Field Artillery. Clifford fought in five major battles in Normandy, northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes (Battle of The Bulge) and Central Europe. His Medals include American Service, Good Conduct, WWII Victory and European-African-Middle Eastern Service with 1 Silver Star.
His wife, Lerah Sterling Tyson; infant son, Johnny; sisters, Aline Coleman, Lorraine Comeaux, Myrtle Griffin, Thelma Stripling; brothers, Robert Tyson, Junior Tyson and James Griffin, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his children, Charlene (Jimmy) Hutchinson of Adel, Marilynn (Bobby) Walker of Cumming, Ed (Debbie) Tyson of Buford, Angela (Scott) Carlin of Cumming; grandchildren, Sherry (Chris) Johnson, Brian Hutchinson, Tiffany Baker, Dustin (Jessica) Baker, Joni (Chris) Smith, Meredith (Joey) Baggett; great-grandchildren, Caleb, Josh, and Seth Dixon, Natalie and Ansley Baker, Strider and Victoria Smith, Blaze Baggett, Allie Johnson and Emma Wetzel; a number of nieces, nephews; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Aug. 20 in the Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Williams and Rev. Danny Bennett officiating. Interment was held at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Georgia National Cemetery with the funeral procession departing Ingram Funeral Home at 12 p.m.
The family received friends from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 19 and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 20 at the funeral home.
Ingram Funeral Home of Cumming was in charge of arrangements.