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Richard Henry “Bubba” Tyer, 68, of Oxon Hill, formerly of Avenue, died Dec. 28, 2012.
Born July 30, 1944, in Avenue, he was the son of the late Juanita Frances Woodland Tyer and Joseph William Tyer.
He is survived by his older brother, Joseph A. “Chummy” Tyer, who was a father figure to him and with whom he was very close.
He was a cradle Catholic and a faithful member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church. In 1963, he graduated from Banneker High School in St. Mary’s County. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1973. On his return home from the military, he worked as a laborer for several construction sites until he landed a job at the Giant Food warehouse in Landover, where he worked for more than 25 years until his retirement.
In his heyday, he was known to be the life of the party with his suave hand dance moves. He loved oldies music. He was also known for his snazzy dressing. He enjoyed Western movies and cooking shows and traveling. Williamsburg, Va., was one of his favorite vacation trips.
He is also survived by two sons, Rodney Maddox of Bushwood and Terrence Tyer (Mia) of Temple Hills; sister-in-law, Geraldine Tyer; two stepdaughters, Kimberly Mason and LaShawn Curtis (Mark); two nieces, Alicia Price (Timmy) and LaTonya Marshall (Michael); nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two great-nieces; special, devoted friend, Florence Wallace; three special cousins, Edmund Armstrong, Thomas Dickerson and Martha Carter and a host of other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends Monday, Jan. 7, from 10 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. Interment will be held Friday, Jan. 11, at 2:30 p.m. at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham.
Arrangements are being handled by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home in Waldorf.