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Dennis Michael Tyree

August 15, 1950 ~ April 10, 2018 (age 67)

Dennis Michael Tyree, age 67, passed away on April 10, 2018; he was born in August of 1950 to Gladys and Andrew Tyree (deceased). 

Dennis served in the United States Air Force as a young man.  He was able to travel to England and Japan and had many fond memories of these places.  After he left military service, he moved to Fort Walton Beach, Florida where he attended Okaloosa Walton Junior College and received an associate’s degree.  While in college Dennis met a group of young men who made their own fraternity called the “Phreds”.  There he made lifelong dear friends. 

Dennis eventually ended up working at Ocean City Wright Fire Department and was a firefighter for many years.  Dennis was currently employed at Westminster Manor in the Security department.  He loved being of assistance to the people that he was blessed to know.  He genuinely loved his coworkers and friends that he made there.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Lisa Tyree; stepson, Steve Edward Cochran II (Sarah) and grandchildren, Fiona Harris and Natalie Cochran; brothers, Joe (Shirley) Tyree and Jackie Glenn (Barbara) Tyree and sister, Patsy Lavern (Delno) Halter and many beloved nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Gladys Tyree; brother, Roger Tyree and sisters, Shirley (Lawrence) Wisdom and Ellwilla Laster. 

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 PM on April 14, 2018 at Voice to the Nations, 745 Beal Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, Florida.  In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity.  Thank you to the Okaloosa County Paramedics and Fort Walton Beach Medical Center for their efforts.  McLaughlin Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements.  Expressions of love and sympathy can be viewed or submitted online at www.mclaughlinmortuary.com

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