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Tyler Jordan Spell

May 18, 1987 ~ December 22, 2020 (age 33)

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Tyler Jordan Spell, 33, of Beaumont passed away on December 22, 2020.

Tyler was born on May 18, 1987 to his parents Mary Karen Retzlaff and Monroe Wilson Spell Jr. in Beaumont, Texas. He came from a family of hard workers, and its no surprise to those who knew Tyler that he turned out just the same- a hardworking dedicated young man. Tyler knew from a young age that the best place for him to start making a mark on the world was by following in the rich tradition of his family and joining the Armed Forces of the United States of America, particularly the Marines. Immediately following his graduation from Westbrook High School, Tyler left for bootcamp. Ready to serve his county and make a difference in the world Tyler served proudly in Operation Iraqi Freedom and once he was honorably discharged from the Marines, Tyler returned to the war working as a contractor with Honeywell. More than almost anything, Tyler was a proud American who was happy to serve his country and proud of the difference he made in the world doing so. At home before the war, during the war, and after, there were a few more consistencies and talents in this proud Marine; Tyler always had a smile on his face and brought smiles to those around him, and there was nothing on wheels that Tyler couldn’t fix. He loved his friends and family deeply, always willing to do anything for anyone he loved. A loyal and kindhearted man, Tyler’s number one priority was always his loved ones and friends. Able to teach tricks of all kinds to his nieces and nephews while spending time outdoors, Tyler was really comfortable in just about any situation- from teaching himself to make bread for his family and learning to pickle his homegrown peppers to helping his dad with anything mechanical and even building a greenhouse. Tyler was lucky enough to spend the last ten years of his life with his partner and wife Bethany Spell, whom he loved deeply and many fond experiences and memories of spending time outdoors, rock climbing, camping, and living a bright energetic life are left to her. Tyler’s work life changed drastically, as so many did in 2020, he used his time to pursue a new career path by returning to school for Radiology; not only did Tyler breeze through his first semester of classes but he was already making plans to pursue a tandem degree in CT Scanning. Spending extra time at home also afforded Tyler more time with his beloved dogs, Milly in particular who enjoyed starting the day with him each morning. While our memories of Tyler and his vivid beautiful life will remain here, all who knew him will deeply miss him.

Tyler leaves behind his wife, Bethany Spell of Beaumont; his parents and in-laws, Mary Karen Retzlaff of Beaumont, Monroe Wilson Spell Jr. and wife Angela of Beaumont, and David Shute of Beaumont; his siblings and in-laws, Elizabeth Spell Janak of Beaumont, James Shute and wife Hope of Tennessee, Christen Biddle of Katy, Hannah Biddle of Katy and Joshua Rutledge of Beaumont; his nieces and nephews, Jason Janak, Ethan, Janak, Zachary Janak, Christopher Janank, Olivia Varga, Jonah Stonacher and Annie Stonacher; as well as a host of brothers in arms, friends, and extended family members.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 11:00AM at Cornerstone Church, 3810 TX-124 Winnie, TX 77665.

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Celebration of Life
January 9, 2021

11:00 AM
Cornerstone Church Winnie
3810 TX 124
Winnie, TX 77625

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