Leonard T. Tyson, Jr. ’69

Leonard T. Tyson, Jr. 76, passed away on August 26, 2023, in Columbia, SC. Leonard was the son of Leonard (Pete) Tyson and Eula Brank Tyson of Rockingham, NC. Leonard graduated from Rockingham High School and Davidson College. He played sax and keyboards in several local bands. Leonard was employed by the NC Employment Security Commission for 47 years, retiring in 2022 as a fraud investigator. Leonard was also active in youth soccer as a coach and referee.  

Leonard is survived by his wife of 48 years, Cindy of the home, his sons, Sam Tyson of Charleston, SC, and Jeremy (Stacy) Tyson of Chapin, SC, granddaughter, Britany Alexander of Columbia, SC, and sister, Raenelle (Russell) Ingram of Raeford, NC. He also leaves behind his fur babies, Zeke and Prissy.  

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents.  

Upon his retirement, Leonard and Cindy moved to Irmo, SC to be closer to their sons. Leonard loved the house and the area but especially loved being able to see the boys more often. Leonard will be remembered for his love of family, music, and sports.   

Arrangements are private. Condolences can be sent to Cindy Tyson at the family home.

South Carolina Cremation Society is assisting the family.