Michael J. Tyra 75 of Richmond passed away December 21, 2018 at Reid Health. He was born July 18, 1943 in Connersville to Jess and Florence Grimes Tyra and lived here most of his life.

He served in the Army 101st Airborne Division.

He retired as a Detective from the Richmond Police Department; he was the owner and operator of the Rose City Sports Wear and Judy’s Country Kitchen.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years Judy Bullock Tyra, one son Jeff Pierce, two daughters Stephanie (Mike) Casper, Gina Owens all of Richmond; six grandchildren Sam Casper, Lindsay Garner, Krissie Maitlen, Corey Wetherell, Christee Powell, Jamie Powell, three great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Jessica Tyra, one son Billy Pierce, one brother Larry Tyra.

Services will be 1:00PM Wednesday December 26, 2018 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Rev. John Shepherd officiating; burial will be in Goshen Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00AM to 1:00PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stegallberheideorr.com