A Port Deposit-area retired milk inspector, who died after an accident on his farm Monday, will be remembered Friday and Saturday.
Viewings for 74-year-old George E. Tyson will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Crouch Funeral Home, 127 S. Main St. in North East, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Hopewell United Methodist Church, 1811 Hopewell Road in Port Deposit, according to Mr. Tyson's obituary.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Jay Bunting officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mr. Tyson had worked as a milk inspector with Dairy Farmers of America, and was also a "lifelong farmer," according to the obituary.
"It was just such a shock," Mr. Tyson's widow, Patricia, said of his death Thursday.
He called her a few days later and asked her out to dinner. He proposed in September 2006, and they were married on Nov. 11, 2006, which was also Veterans Day.
"It just happened to fall on a Saturday that year and everybody was available and so that's what we did," she said.
Mr. Tyson, who had three adult children from his previous marriage, became a stepfather to Patricia's daughter.
"They got along great," she said of their relationship. "He would tease her and she would tease him. He was good to her; they got along fine."
Lt. Michael Holmes, spokesman for the Cecil County Sheriff's Office, said the farmhand had observed the tractor running without a driver, and then found Mr. Tyson lying in a field, face down but still conscious.
He was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was pronounced dead.
Holmes said the Sheriff's Office investigation indicated Mr. Tyson had fallen off the tractor and then been run over.
Holmes said the Sheriff's Office is waiting on a final report from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Mr. Tyson is survived by his children, Dr. Daryl L. Tyson of Prince George, Va., Dr. Dean A. Tyson of Easton and Laura L. Jones of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., stepdaughter Georgia Thomas of Essex, their four respective spouses, sister Naomi Gross of Lewes, Del., and two grandchildren, Justin and Claire Tyson.