Richard Wayne Van Tuyl Sr.

Published 7:58 am Sunday, August 5, 2018

Mr. Richard Wayne Van Tuyl Sr., 84, of Redland Road, Advance, died Monday, July 30, 2018, at Bermuda Commons.

He was born March 23, 1934, in Cook County, Ill. to the late John Edgar Van Tuyl, Sr. and the late Valeda Frances Martin. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he was an engine mechanic on one of the first F-84 Sabrejets. He was owner of Van and Associates Tool and Design, Inc. and was also an inventor having received two patents.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife and the mother of his children, Evelyn Rose Van Tuyl.

Survivors: his partner, Hellen Edith Bennett; 5 children, Richard Wayne Van Tuyl Jr. (Rebecca), Victoria Lynn Jones (John), Michael Wayne Van Tuyl, Dawn Nicole Goodrich (Jerry) and Norman Edward Van Tuyl (Katherine); a step- daughter, Theresa Ann Alexander (Chris); 10 grandchildren, Heather Marie Schoneman, Richard Lee Van Tuyl, Tara Nicole Bleus, Rachel Ariel Brown, Tiffany Page Gurley, Robert James Gurley Jr., Connor Nathaniel Jones, Kevin Roy Thomas Jones, Allen Gerald Goodrich and Victoria Rose; 13 great-grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; and 2 brothers, Bill Van Tuyl of Alaska and Tom Van Tuyl of Colorado.

Memorials: Hospice/Palliative Care, 377 Hospital St., Suite 103, Mocksville.