Coy “Rusty” Tyler was raised in Clayton, OK and lived there until he decided to join the United Stated Air Force and fight to defend our country in Vietnam. He worked as an aircraft mechanic and was deployed to several locations, including the Philippines, throughout the Vietnam War.
After the war he returned to Oklahoma where he met and eventually married his wife, Susie. He worked as a tool and dye maker until he retired in 2015. Since retirement he spends his time crappie fishing, deer hunting, and tinkering around in his tool shed. As an avid OU fan, Rusty never misses a football game when the Sooners are on the field.
He and his wife make their home in Pocola, OK.
His daughter and son-in-law (Waco and Kelly Howard) have made their home in Cherokee county for the past 20 years. They have three children, Memphis, Tyler, and Nixon, who adore their “Grandad” Rusty and are very proud of their Veteran grandfather and his sacrifices for our country
Tahlequah Proudly honors Coy "Rusty" Tyler who served as a Sergeant in the United State Air Force from 1968-1972.