William “Gary” Tyner

William “Gary” Tyner

February 3, 2021, 66, Grantham –

William “Gary” Tyner, 66, of Grantham, NC went to be with his Lord and Savior February 3, 2021 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro following a battle with cancer.

A native of Wayne County, he was born on November 22, 1954 to Gertrude McCullen Tyner and the late Reverend William Jasper “Jay” Tyner, Jr.

A 1973 graduate of Southern Wayne High School, he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Mount Olive College. Some of his professional highlights included roles in purchasing with Boling Chair Company and plant manager at Calypso Panel Company.

A servant to his community, he generously gave his time to the Seven Springs Volunteer Fire Department, Seven Springs Volunteer Rescue Squad and Grantham Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Later, he turned his volunteer passions into a career and traded in his business attire for a first responder’s uniform. As a 30-year professional paramedic, he served in Wayne, Duplin, Craven and Carteret counties, and was well regarded by his partners for his sense of humor and mentorship.

In his personal life, Gary was passionate about life’s simple pleasures and enjoyed spending time outdoors, watching and coaching baseball and basketball, hunting, farming, riding horses and breeding his prized boxer dogs.

He was a member of Riverside Free Will Baptist Church.

He is survived by his son, Nelson Tyner and wife, Scarlett of Clayton; his mother, Gertrude Tyner of Grantham; one brother, Terry Tyner of Grantham; one grandson, Price Tyner of Clayton; his niece, Ashley Tyner of Grantham; and his two grand-nephews Jaylyn and Brayden Tyner of Grantham.

The family will receive visitors in Gary’s home on Friday, February 05, 2021 at 6 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 06, 2021 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro with the Rev. Dennis Pollock presiding. The family will receive friends following the service, while observing social distancing.

A private family graveside service will then be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of 3HC at the Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534 or www.3HC.org/donate.