Jerals Tyson

By submitted, 08/26/22 4:08 PM

Mr. Jerald (“Jake”) Tyson, age 78 of Hope, Arkansas, formerly of Texarkana, Arkansas, passed away Friday August 26, 2022, in Hope. Jake was born May 24, 1944, in Texarkana, Arkansas to James Eual and Agnes Scott Tyson. He was retired from Red River Army Depot and was a Mason. Jake loved to spend his free time hunting, fishing and being with family. He especially loved being Pepaw to his granddaughters, taking them for snow cones, doughnuts, and bike rides. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother James E. (“Jamie”) Tyson and sister, Virginia Brunson.

Survivors include his wife of over 56 years, Earlene Tyson of Hope; son Dr. Jim Tyson and wife Kelly of Hope; daughter Jeri Pritchett and husband Alan of Harrison; grandchildren Lindsey Pritchett Ledbetter (Josh), Katie Pritchett Malone (Drew), Laura Pritchett Keeter (Derek), Libby Tyson and Sophy Tyson, as well as nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.


Funeral arrangements are under the direction of BRAZZEL/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie Brazzel Director. Online condolences: