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Tyler Edward Parten
January 12, 1985 - September 10, 2009
First Lieutenant Tyler Edward Parten of Marianna was killed in action on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at the age of 24.
Tyler was born on January 12, 1985 in Forrest City, Arkansas to Dave and Lona Pruett Parten.
He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point; and had served for six years with the U.S. Army.
Loved ones surviving him are his father, Dave Parten of Marianna; his mother, Lona Pruett Parten of Jonesboro, AR; one sister, Anna Laura Parten of Searcy, AR; one brother, Daniel Lowell Parten of West Point, NY; grandparents Lowell and Charleen Parten of Cherokee Village, AR; and John A. and Sharon Pruett of Aubrey, AR; great-grandmother Vella Pruett; other relatives and many friends.
Services will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in Marianna City Park on the Square in downtown Marianna.
Memorial donations may be made to the Tyler Parten Memorial Fund. Donations to this Foundation will be used to carry on Tylerís passion and heart to work with children; and share his gift of music all over the world.
We will be using the money to send soldiers harmonicas and other items Tyler used to reach the children of Afghanistan, in addition to supporting missionaries and teachers in regions near to his heart, such as Africa and Morocco. For the time being, donations should be made payable to Lona or Anna Laura Parten with the memo of Tyler Parten Memorial Fund. In the future, we will be turning this fund into a Foundation.
The address is: Box 12977 Searcy, AR 72149.