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Earnest (Gold Tooth) Tyler

April 6, 1944 – October 5, 2021

Owens Funeral Svcs; Chapel
104 Green Chimney
Ashland, Va 23005
Tuesday 4 to 8pm
October 12, 2021

Abner Baptist Church
15143 Abner Church Rd,
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Wednesday 1pm
October 13, 2021


Earnest Raymond Tyler was born on April 6, 1944, to the late Cleveland and Annie Mae Tyler. He was one of thirteen children.
Earnest was also known as Gold Tooth or E.T. Mr. Tyler operated a trucking company for many years which inspired so many of his family and friends.

Earnest Tyler departed this life on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. He was proceeded in death by his father, Cleveland Tyler, mother Annie Mae Tyler, brothers, sisters and one great grandson Kingston Wright.

He leaves to cherish his memory: his devoted wife Mable Tyler of 57 years, 2 daughters Sheila Coles (Stuart) and Teresa Wyatt (Jerry), 1 son Shawn Harris (Cassie), Mother in law Deaconess Elise Robinson, 7 grandchildren, Jermaine (Amanda), Sade’, Twasheeka, Raekwon, RaShawn, Jaishaun, Daijuan and Milaijah, 4 great grandchildren Lejon, Braxton, Khloe and Kamden, 5 sisters Marion Snead, Barbara Word, Selena Coats, Shirley Tyler and Brenda Gordan, 2 brother in laws William Greene and Donald Coats, 2 sister in laws Rosa Lee and Mary Tyler. A host of nieces and nephews, devoted LaKeisha, Tyrone, Alfred, Tony and R.J. A host of friends among them devoted, Gino.


Earnest was well known and loved by so many. Upon retiring he enjoyed sitting in his recliner or on the porch watching and bossing the great grandkids. Earnest had a passion for antique cars, when last counted he had over 100 cars during his lifetime. “Gold Tooth” also enjoyed being the CEO to Tony, Alfred and R.J with their trucks. He would call them weekly to make sure their oil change had been done and to check the mileage. You could also find him somewhere waiting for them to park their truck. The lives he touched was unmatched. Earnest was the true definition of “Love and Light” leaving an impact on so many young and old.

"Over 24 Years of Proven Personal Experience Serving this Community."