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Ping English Tyner, 89, of Savannah, Georgia and widower of Shirley Lois Fouts Tyner, died Sunday afternoon, February 7, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Born in Ellabell, Georgia, he was a son of the late Roland Tyner and the late Ethel English Tyner. Mr. Tyner was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church. He was a retired superintendent for Delta Metals. Mr. Tyner and his wife owned and operated Great Southern Nurseries in Pooler. He loved spending time with his family and also enjoyed his vegetable garden and his flowers.

In addition to his wife of 62 years and his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Shuman, Mary Barbee, and Gladys Harvey.

Surviving are two daughters, Patty T. Rogers and her husband, Michael A. Rogers, and Pamela T. Hayman and her husband, G. Michael Hayman, all of Pooler, Georgia; two grandchildren, Ashley Diane Hartman and G. Michael Hayman, Jr., and a number of nieces and nephews.

With concern for the health and safety of family and friends, you are invited to pay your respects to Mr. Tyner and sign the register from 4 until 7 o’clock Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue, Savannah.

The funeral service will be held at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon, February 10, 2021, at the graveside, Bulloch Memorial Gardens in Statesboro, conducted by the Reverend Gary L. Boyles.

Remembrances: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-9959.

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  1. Clara Shearouse says:

    I am so sorry to find out Mr. Ping has passed. I have thought of him often. I worked with him at Delta Metals 1983-1988. I also bought trees from his nursery when I moved to the site I live on now. I respected him very much. He was a dear friend. Sending my condolences to the family.

  2. W. H. Johnson says:

    We are sorry to hear about Mr. Tyner’s passing. We will keep the family in our prayers.

  3. Ben Wells says:

    Ping was a great mentor to me at Delta in my early days. He taught by example. His hard work, dedication, and above all honesty contributed to the success of Delta Metals and Great Southern Nurseries in no small way. A truly great friend for many years.

  4. Carol Sue Simons says:

    Angie & family. Sorry for your loss and prayers for God’s comfort, peace and strength during this time.

  5. Mary Louise Lanier says:

    With fond memories of Mr. Tyner buying the Old Louisville
    Road property and making it a showplace for his successful
    nursery business, my family sends our deepest condolence
    His work ethic and dedication to the land will long be remembered.

  6. Mark and Linda Lucas says:

    Dear Patty,

    We were so sorry to hear of Mr. Tyner’s passing, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God’s peace, comfort and strength surround all of you during this difficult time.

    In Christ’s Love, Mark and Linda Lucas

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