SOUTH CHINA — Rodney S. Tyler, age 51, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021, at the Alfond Center for Health following a brief illness. He was born in Augusta Feb. 27, 1970, to Ronald V. and Beverly A. (Lucas) Tyler, who both predeceased him.

Rod, as most knew him, was a graduate of Erskine Academy and earned an associate degree from Central Maine Community College.

He was employed by Clyde Billing auto dealership for several years before it was purchased by O’Connor Motors, where he continued to work as a master Volkswagen technician. He was known far and wide as the guy to call for Volkswagen help and parts.

Rod was happiest outdoors with friends and family camping, fishing, hunting, ATVing and searching for the elusive big buck.  He was best known as the life of the party and the first to offer a helping hand. His absence from these activities is a tremendous loss for all who loved and knew him.

Rod is survived by his wife of 18 years, Lori A. (Wentworth) Tyler, of South China; two sons, Lucas Tyler of Montville and Ryan Tyler of South China; a daughter, Lauren Tyler, of South China; a brother, Richard Tyler, and his fiancée, Melissa Ingraham, of Knox; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

With adherence to COVID protocols, relatives and friends may visit Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Plummer Funeral Home, Windsor Chapel, 983 Ridge Road, Route 32, Windsor, where a memorial service will take place Friday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m. Burial will be at a later date.

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