Michael Lee Tyree Sr.

Michael Lee Tyree Sr., 55, of Iowa, La., passed away in a work related helicopter crash near Grand Lake, La. on Friday, March 15, 2013.

Michael was born October 8, 1957, in Martin’s Ferry, Ohio to John David and Ruby White Tyree. He was a graduate of Fonda-Fultonville Senior High School. He graduated from Allan Hancock College. Mike was a member of the United States Air Force. He was employed by Era Helicopters. Mike worked in the aviation industry for over twenty years. Mike was an avid New Orleans Saints fan who truly was a devoted husband and loving father.

He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Anita Broussard Tyree of Iowa; son, Michael Lee Tyree Jr. and wife, Brittany of Lake Charles; daughter, Ali Tyree and companion, Ben Byrd of Carlyss; sisters, Marty Field of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and Trisha Johnson and husband, Roger of Johnstown, New York; two grandchildren, Kinsey and Jaeb Byrd; 10 nieces and nephews; five great-nieces and nephews. Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby White Tyree; his father, John David Tyree, and his siblings, J. David Tyree III and Claudia Mae Tyree.

A memorial service will be held Friday, March 22, 2013, at 1 p.m. in Johnson & Brown Funeral Home of Iowa, with Monsignor Charles DuBois officiating. Visitation is Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of service in the funeral home. Cremation has been entrusted to Johnson & Brown Funeral Home.

Words of comfort may be shared at: www.johnsonandbrownfuneralhome.com.