Ben Clifford Tyree

December 8, 1941 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Ben Tyree Obituary

Ben C. Tyree, 82, of Fairfield, died at 6:40am on Thursday, February 1, 2024, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. He had been a roofer for over 50 years, working for Isaacs Roofing and a couple other companies over the years.

Ben was born on December 8, 1941, in Tunica, LA, to Benton and Opal (Anderson) Tyree. On August 2, 1967, he married the love of his life, Judith (Bailey) Tyree. They had shared 56 years together. 

Ben was an avid gardener in his younger years. He loved to share his crop with anyone who needed it. He was also an outdoorsman, loving to hunt, fish, and just sit outside under the tree and enjoy nature. Music was a huge part of Ben’s life, loving many different genres from blues to bluegrass, from gospel to the classics. One of his favorite pastimes was to listen to the old radio show Lum and Abner and he loved to have family and friends join in and listen with him, whether they enjoyed it or not. In his later years, he became a Cardinals baseball fan and never wanted to miss listening to a single game. Ben was a faithful member of the Jesus Name Pentecostal Church. 

Survivors include his wife Judi Tyree, his daughter Staci (Robert) Morse, two grandchildren Stuart Morse and Lambri Morse (Josh Risten), his sister Martha Mason, all of Fairfield, along with several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters Ruthie Johnston, Betty Beckel, and Bernice Cralley, and an infant brother William Tyree. 

Funeral services for Ben Tyree will be held at 11am on Wednesday, February 7th at the Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield with burial to follow in Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4pm-7pm on Tuesday, February 6th at the funeral home. Memorial donations can be made to Feed My Sheep Soup Kitchen and will be accepted at the Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements. 

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February 6, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home, Inc.
106 NE 4th Street
Fairfield, IL 62837

Funeral Service
February 7, 2024

11:00 AM
Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home, Inc.
106 NE 4th Street
Fairfield, IL 62837

Burial Following Funeral Service
February 7, 2024

Maple Hill Cemetery
East Main
Fairfield, IL 62837


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200 W. Main St, Fairfield IL 62837


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