Tyler was a fierce competitor and hated to lose. He loved basketball, football, and boxing. As a youth, he played for the Springfield Broncos football organization and played in the back court on Hayward Middle School’s basketball team. He went on to attend Springfield High School where he was also on the basketball team. Tyler was a devoted Wildcat and continued to attend football and basketball games. Tyler was a member of Greater Grace Temple.
A natural born comedian, Tyler was very funny and always liked cracking jokes; he loved watching Martin. He was a great dancer who loved music, and brought life to a party. He was his own CEO and President of T-Bone Entertainment. He lived everyday like it was his last and gave his all to everything he pursued.
He was his father’s number one fan, and a shielding son to his mother. Tyler loved everything about his parents. Tyler always held his head up high and managed to see the best in everything. Tyler Ray was very protective of all his siblings and would be there for them in a moment’s notice. He was very loving and passionate about his daughter, nieces and nephews and the elderly; all who loved him dearly.
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving parents, Stephanie “Kay” (James) Sims-Prater and Marlowe Ray (Monique) Fullen; daughter, Ja’Tyla Fullen; sisters, Kayla Brandon, Asmaa Fullen, Nia Fullen, Lauryn Timmons and Chanell Prater; brothers, Robert (RJ) Soles III, Andre Brandon, Jayden Borden, Terry Cole, Corey Timmons, Tamon Prater, and Jaymell Prater; grandparents; Barbara Sims and Charlotte A. (Richard) Moss; great grandfather, Nathan Higgins; aunts, Tracy (James) Shelton, Shayla Sims, Donnelle Carter, Whitney Howard, and Ahlisa Carter; uncles, Donald Carter Jr., Scotty Peeples and Duane Ellington; special friend, Radasha Harrison and a host of other relatives and friends including “His Day Ones”, Dominic Strodes, Josh Clay, EJ Owens, Keith Edley, Misha Stroder, Ashley Fellows, Paige Crossley, Adrian Strickland, Kyle Harris, Norris Day, Tearin Walker, Ryan Long, John Cooper and Aaron Clay. He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Larry Sims and Donald Carter, Sr.
Visitation is Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. in St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Mulberry St. entrance. Visitation will be in accordance to the State of Ohio's regulations in regards to the COVID-19 crisis.
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