Tyee Alexander Hart, age 24 of Puryear, TN, died Saturday, January 4, 2020, in Paris, TN.
He was a 2014 graduate of Henry County High School and a member of the 2011 Henry County Patriots state championship football team. He enjoyed working on the farm with his grandfather and loved people and helping others. Tyee was a very spiritual person and was a part of the Isha Foundation in McMinnville, TN, where he enjoyed yoga and practicing meditation. He was an avid Zelda fan and enjoyed computers.
Tyee was born December 8, 1995, in Indianapolis, IN, to the late John Allen Hart and Misti Carper Steele, who survives, of Paris, TN.
Along with his mother, he is also survived by his stepfather, Bub Steele of Paris, TN; one sister, Bristol Steele of Paris, TN; maternal grandparents, Terri (Larry) Carper of Paris, TN; paternal grandparents, Geraldine (Larry) Brisendine of Buchanan, TN, and Leslie Hart of Puryear, TN; two aunts, Windi Carper of Illinois, and Candi (Kevin) Mitchell of Paris, TN; and two uncles, Brandyn Carper of Paris, TN, and Dean (Gaya) Hart of Paducah, KY.
In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Joey Carper.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street, Paris, TN. Visitation will be Thursday, January 9, 2020, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue Friday, January 10, 2020, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. The funeral service will be Friday, January 10, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with George Glass officiating.
Serving as pallbearers will be Brandyn Carper, Dean Hart, Dustin Ruddell, Lee Dicus, Mitch Lawrence, and Zach Adkins.
Burial will be in Henry Cemetery in Henry, TN.
Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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