flag and marinevet ffffffMORTONS GAP, KY., — Realus ‘Big Red’ Brent Tyson, 81, of Mortons Gap passed away Friday, October 18, 2019 at Western Kentucky Veteran Center in Hanson. 

He immediately joined the United States Marine Corps after high school graduation and went to Parris Island, SC for basic training. After 2 years active duty he returned home and remained in the active reserves until July 1962.

Funeral services will be held at Bandy Funeral Home on Saturday at 11am with Bro. Roy Cherry officiating. Burial to follow at Grapevine Cemetery with military rites performed by Hopkins County Honor Guard. 

Visitation will begin at 9am at the funeral home.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers to send memorial contributions to the WKVC in Hanson for the activities dept.,   WKVC Activities DEPT, 926 Veterans Drive Hanson, KY 42413.

The family would like to thank the staff of the WKVC for their love and care of Brent these past few years. Also, to Roy and Kathy Cherry for their love for Brent and caring for Pepper.

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