Celebrating the life of Tyrone Curtis Wynn
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Tyrone graduated from Nottoway High School in June of 1973. At an early age, Tyrone joined Springhill Baptist Church, and was very active in different church functions. He was also a member of the Boy Scouts under the leadership of Mr. Eugene Claiborne.
Tyrone was a veteran of the United States Air Force, he retired in September 1993 after twenty years of honorable and dedicated service. He served four years as an Aerospace Ground Equipment Mechanic and sixteen years as an aircraft loadmaster technician. His last duty assignment was with the 3rd Military Airlift Squadron on Dover Air Force Base where he served as an aircraft loadmaster on the giant C-5A cargo airplane. He participated in numerous high priority operations and missions including Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. His decorations included the Aerial Achievement Medal w/3 devices, Air Force Commendation Medal w/1 device, Air Force Good Conduct Medal w/5 devices, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, South west Asia Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, and numerous service ribbons.
After his retirement, Tyrone became employed on April 5, 1994 by Hanover Food Company as a fork lift driver, and remained there until his untimely death. He also worked as security for the drivers at Dover Downs Raceway Park.
Tyrone had a love for Gospel and Jazz music, computers, and conversing about his military career. He also had an outgoing warm personality, and lifted other people spirit with his joking way.
Tyrone entered into eternal rest after suffering heart failure on December 4, 2007 at his residence.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Lillie W. Williams, brother, Robert C. Wynn, nephew, Willie Wynn, Jr. and sister-in-law, Bertha F. Wynn, but leaves to cherish his beautiful, joyful memories a brother, Willie Wynn of Washington, DC; a sister, Dorothy Wynn-Dailey of Indianapolis, IN; nephew, John K. Williams of Richmond, VA; nieces, Gerealene (Benjamin) Custis of Glen Dale, MD and Jennifer (Craig) Prifogle of Rural Hall, NC; great nieces, Cassandra, Stephanie Custis; great nephews, David Custis, Cody, Carson and Camden Prifogle; one brother-in-law, John Ed Williams of Richmond, VA and a host of other relatives and devoted friends.Funeral Services with full military honors will be held Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. from Springhill Baptist Church, Blackstone, VA with interment in the church cemetery.
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