MAYSVILLE, N.C. — Tyler James Cone, 25, of Ravenna, Neb., residing in Maysville, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Maysville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ravenna City Auditorium with the Rev. Jeff Zinnel officiating. Military burial will be at Sodtown Cemetery southeast of Ravenna.
Visitation will be before services.
Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Feb. 22, 1988, in Burwell, Neb., to Charles and Marcia (Charron) Cone.
Survivors include his parents, Charles Cone of Burwell and Marcia Cone of Ravenna; sister and brother-in-law, Emily and Cody Brown and nephew, Weston Brown, all of Burwell; grandmothers, Barb Cone of Burwell and Joan Charron of Ravenna; fiancée, Melissa Evans and children, Jasmine, Shana and Canaan, of Maysville; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He graduated from Ravenna High School in 2006.
Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. Tyler served his country through four combat tours, two in Afghanistan and two in Iraq. Throughout his military career, Tyler was honored with two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals for his acts of heroism, one Good Conduct Medal, five Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, three Afghanistan Campaign Medals, one Iraq Campaign Medal, one Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, one National Defense Ribbon, one Combat Action Ribbon, three Navy Unit Commendation Ribbons, one Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, two International Security Assistance Force Medals and two certificates of appreciation.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Harold Charron and Richard Cone.
For those who chose to fight for it, life and freedom have a special flavor all of their own. Tyler earned the right to relish and savor those flavors. He will always be a Marine to his family, friends and his Marine brothers with whom he served.
Memorials are suggested to the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Foundation of America or the Wounded Warrior Project in Tyler’s name.