Tyler Bartley Spickard, 23, of Salem passed away from complication with Covid-19 at Lewis Gale Medical Center on December 10, 2021.
Anyone that knew Tyler knew that he was loved by so many, but if you were lucky enough to be loved by him that meant you were in his circle. Tyler did not take love lightly and did not just say “I love you” to just anyone or out of habit. If he loved you he made sure you knew it! Tyler was faithful and loyal to those he loved and respected. If that trust was broken or you wronged Tyler, he would simply cut you off and it would take a miracle to get back in. Tyler wasn’t fake, Tyler said what he thought and meant what he said. To some Tyler’s words were offensive or hurtful, that was just Tyler. He got his point across even if you didn’t want to hear it. To those that were loyal to Tyler, YOU got all of Tyler. He would be the first to respond when you called and needed help. He would pick the phone up no matter what he was doing or where he was at. If you needed him he would be there immediately. Tyler’s tightest circle was his wife Autumn, his baby girl Kennedy Tyler, his Dad Jason, his Momma Kristie, his Brother Michael and his fur babies Tank and Rusty. He had so many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and family that he loved and loved him. Aunts Trina, Samantha, and Sonya. Cousins Justin, Joseph, Kaden, Joshua, Ryan, Tim Jr. and his special cousin that always seemed to make Tyler smile and give him someone to pick on, Kailey! Great aunts Vicky and Tanni. Uncle T.J. Stepdad Trey, stepmom Karen. Brother in law Steven Brother in law Jonah Brother in law Brayden Sister in law Emily Father in law Clay and mother in law Vicky Father in law Randy and girlfriend Beverly Weikle. Step sisters Caitlin and Lillie, Step brothers Jared and Wyatt. Grandmother Dee (Ronnie) Grandfather Tommy. Tyler had numerous friends and seemed to make friends where ever he went, if you showed him respect he wanted to know you!
Tyler loved collecting things, old model cars, real cars and motorcycles and enjoyed tinkering with them. He collected guns and enjoyed shooting. He loved to travel and take spontaneous trips with his wife and would always bring back a piece of memorabilia from wherever he visited. His wife has bottles of sand from every beach they visited, shot glasses from every place they went and many other trinkets that she will be able to hold on to and relive those special memories.
Tyler was always at peace when he was near the water whether the beach or Smith Mountain Lake where he has resided for the last two years. He could sit and watch the water for hours and enjoyed every minute of it. If you are reading this, my hopes are that you knew Tyler, truly knew him and you will understand why it is so hard to say goodbye to a truly unique ONE of a KIND person. God truly broke the mold after making him and there will NEVER be another except maybe his daughter Kennedy!!!! Please help us keep Tyler alive and never forget this sweet Angel that we were so lucky to have in our lives. Words cannot express the hurt and pain of his loss.
The family will receive friends at Lotz Funeral Home in Salem on Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 3 until 5 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel of Lotz Funeral Home with Pastor Harvey Leddy officiating. Tyler was not a fan of suits. To honor him the family request those attending services to wear red and dress informal.
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