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Donald Ray Tyson
  • July 02, 1947
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  • April 08, 2021

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Donald R. Tyson 2 July 1947 – 8 April 2021

Donald R. Tyson passed away on April 8, 2021. He was 73 years old and was a resident of Hernando, Florida since 2003. When Donald was 17, he wanted to join the military and he did so on 5 August 1964. He joined the U.S. Navy where he remained for 25 years. Donald advanced quickly, having made Chief Petty officer (Torpedoman’s Mate) in 10 years. He was assigned to many shore and sea commands during his service. During that time he was an instructor for 4 years for the MK 46 torpedo in Orlando, Florida and also served 4 years as a nuclear weapons inspector in San Diego, California. In 1981, he was selected for a commission and promoted to Chief Warrant Officer CWO-2 and subsequently retired as a Chief Warrant Officer CWO-4 surface ordnance technician.

Following military retirement he worked for Mclaughlin Research Corporation in San Diego, California as a program manager for the MK 50 torpedo, a realtor for Century 21 All Service in El Cajon, and Barona Casino as a video technician in Lakeside, California.

He is survived by his son David of Murrieta CA and his son Robert of Orlando FL. He is also survived by his great grandson, Mason of Ohio, and his grandchildren, Kayleigh of Ohio, Nicholas and Matthew of Murrieta CA, and Alex, Alyssa, and Alaina of Orlando FL


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  1. Dale says:
    02 Jul 2021
    He would have been 74 today.

  2. Dale says:
    29 May 2021
    He loved practical jokes, as kids, the "older brother" was always setting me up!

  3. Dale Tyson lit a candle:
    20 May 2021
    Lit since May 20, 2021 at 5:09:25 PM

  4. Stephen R Harris, CWO3, USN (Ret) lit a candle:
    22 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 22, 2021 at 4:17:10 PM

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    22 Apr 2021
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    21 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 21, 2021 at 4:14:19 PM

  7. Brittney Mercado lit a candle:
    20 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 20, 2021 at 4:25:58 PM

  8. Carol McMillan says:
    20 Apr 2021
    When I met Don four years ago I was walking my dog and he was outside with Hunter. We both came to realize that we were both retired Navy. Our conversation quickly reviled that I too was a Torpedomans Mate, MK 46 technician, and also a retired LDO (similar commissioning program as CWO). It was unbelievable to find someone who had a similar career to me 16 years earlier. He came over for dinner a few times and my husband (retired TMC submarines) and I had wonderful conversations with him. Fair winds and following seas Don. So lucky to have known you.

  9. Alaina Tyson lit a candle:
    20 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 20, 2021 at 4:02:35 AM

  10. Alyssa Tyson lit a candle:
    20 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 20, 2021 at 4:02:10 AM

  11. Alex Tyson lit a candle:
    20 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 20, 2021 at 4:59:45 AM

  12. Manuel Macedo says:
    19 Apr 2021
    To a fellow Naval Officer who loved the Navy and was dedicated to it. I'll miss you buddy, Mac Macedo

  13. Greta Isaac lit a candle:
    19 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 19, 2021 at 4:46:54 PM

  14. jean isaac lit a candle:
    19 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 19, 2021 at 4:44:09 PM

  15. Nick Tyson lit a candle:
    19 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 19, 2021 at 4:20:20 PM

  16. G.Tyson lit a candle:
    19 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 19, 2021 at 4:09:16 PM

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