Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

November 22, 2012

Tyler Secrest

Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory
The Independent

LORTON, VA — Tyler R. Secrest, 24, of Lorton, Virginia, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Virginia.

Born in Ashland, he was the son of Dr. Joel W. and Lynn Thiemann Secrest.

Tyler was a distinguished graduate of the Virginia Military Institute Class of 2011, from which he graduated with a BA in international studies and a double major in modern languages and culture, and a minor in history. He enjoyed traveling, visiting such destinations as Europe and South America. He also enjoyed horseback riding, music and photography.

He had been working as a sales representative for VAMAC Inc. of Manassas, Virginia.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Connor, Spenser and Alexa Secrest all of Lancaster; his paternal grandmother, Marie Secrest of Coshocton, Ohio; his maternal grandmother, Mildred Thiemann of Louisville; his great-uncle, John Latchic of Cambridge, Ohio, and several aunts, uncles, cousins and a multitude of friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Robert W. Secrest and his maternal grandfather, Frank H. Thiemann, Jr.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, in Lititz, Pa. Friends will again be received from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, in Lancaster, Pa., with the Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 a.m. Msgr. Richard Youtz as Celebrant. Interment in St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Tyler’s  memory to Marine Military Academy Development, 320 Iwo Jima Blvd., Harlingen, Texas 78550-9980 or to VMI Foundation, Box 932, Lexington, VA 24450.

To send an online condolence, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com.