December 13, 1924 ~ July 28, 2007
John Tyson, Sr., 82, of West Haven fell asleep in death on July 28, 2007. Born on December 13, 1924 in Ayden, NC to the late Oscar Tyson, Sr., and Daisy Smith Tyson. He was the husband of Helen Jackson Tyson and the father of Kenneth Jackson, Sr. (Mary), Marsha Flagg (Charles), Andrew Tyson (Crystal) and Gary Tyson (Deidra) all of West Haven, John Tyson, Jr. (Rosemary) of New Haven, Brenda Parker (Sydney) of Meriden, Carolyn Miller of Hamden, William Coston of Michigan and Kent Coston of Ohio. Survived by a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, foster children and friends. Also survived by one sister Elean Cogdell of New Haven and predeceased by his brothers Oscar Jr., Willie and Levi Tyson and sisters Lucille Mills and Joyce Peterson. He was the owner of Tyson Motors in New Haven for over 20 years and a longtime faithful member of the Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Orange. Services will be held at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 210 Old Grassy Hill Rd., Orange on Saturday, August 4, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. Viewing is from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Arrangements under the direction of BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven.