Tyler Gene Jones, 24, of Shallotte, died suddenly on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at his home.
He was born in New Hanover County on August 5, 1991, to his very proud parents, Marsha Renee Torbic, with whom he currently lived, and his father, Danny ‘Gene’ Jones, who we lost way too soon in April 2014.
Tyler was also preceded in death by this paternal grandparents, Willie H. and Fannie Lowery Jones; and his maternal great-grandmother, Minnie Ruth Leggett. Tyler was employed with Bartlett Nuclear and was stationed at Duke Energy in Southport, where he worked in the maintenance mechanical field. Tyler’s guitar and voice, like his father’s, was the speaker to his soul.
In addition to his mother, Tyler is survived by his loving maternal grandmother, Rena Simms of Florida; caring brother, Craig Jones, and his wife, Toi of Whiteville; his compassionate sister, Jennifer Smith, and her husband, Joey, of Whiteville; nephew, Chandler Jones, and niece, Blair Smith, who thought their Uncle Tyler was the best. His aunts, Joyce Livingston (Edwin), Toni Glumsic (Fred) and Cherrie Torbic (Kerry D’Amato), along with his Uncle Joe Torbic (Alicia), loved their nephew as if he was their own. His cousins, Kristi, Conner, Tanner, Taylor April, Dee, Dee, Milena, Nic and Joe Jr., along with several others, will miss his loving smile and charming wit. Stephanie Smith, and her son, Zen, both held a very special place in Tyler’s heart.
That awesome smile with that loving heart will be so missed, along with other special qualities Tyler possessed.
Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at White Funeral and Cremation, 3660 Express Drive, Shallotte. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in Hosea Simmons Cemetery, Ward Town Road, Columbus County, officiated by the Rev. Thigpen.
“When God gives you a new beginning, it starts with an ending. Be thankful for closed doors. They often guide us to the right one!”
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