Tyler Ray Smith
Tyler Ray Smith, 66 a lifelong Wenatchee and Malaga area resident, passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at Cashmere Convalescent Center. He was born on August 3, 1948, in Wenatchee to the late Melvin L. and Christy (Judkins) Smith. He was raised in Malaga and graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1967. He married Joan Heisig, September 30, 1967 and they had two children, Amy and Timothy. He entered the U.S. Navy and served shipboard in the South Pacific. Upon receiving his honorable discharge, he returned to Wenatchee. He met Kimberly Sand in Wenatchee and they were married in Phoenix, AZ on July 10, 1976. They made their home together in Wenatchee and together had two children, Lisa and Jennifer. Tyler went to work for the Wenatchee School District and then years later was employed by A-1 Vacuum Village; which he later purchased. He operated A-1 until 2006. In 2007, he worked for Sew-Creative as a Vacuum Cleaner Repair Specialist. Ill health forced him to retire early in 2012. Tyler loved the outdoors; hunting, fishing, off - roading in his International Scout and riding motorcycles.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Roger Smith and Kim Smith; and grandson, Cash Tweedy.
Tyler is survived by his four children, Tim Smith, of Lind, Amy Smith, of Ephrata, Lisa (James) Flory, of East Wenatchee and Jennifer (Justin) Tweedy, of Malaga; brother, Dale Smith, of Wenatchee and 12 grandchildren.
You are invited to view his online guest book at: www.HeritageMemorialChapel.com. Honored to serve the family, Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee.