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Tyler James  Faulkinberry

Tyler James Faulkinberry
Born: Apr 14, 1989
Died: Oct 18, 2014

     Tyler James Faulkinberry entered peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus in Billings on October 18, 2014, following a tough and courageous fight with colon cancer.  Arrangements have been made with Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook. 
     Tyler was born in Havre on April 14, 1989 to Lyle and Kim Faulkinberry. In August 1991 he became a big brother and hero to his little sister, Taylor, who loved and adored him. Tyler attended grade school, middle school, and high school in Harlem. While in high school, Tyler participated in wrestling, track and golf, but his true passion was for football. Tyler was an All State Center and Linebacker for the Wildcats. His love of football earned him a linebacker position in the 2007 Class B All-star game, starting 180 # center in the East/West Shrine game, and traveled to Hawaii to compete in the King Kamehameha Bowl. He will forever and always be a Harlem Wildcat! Tyler graduated in 2007 as valedictorian which earned him an academic scholarship and an athletic football scholarship to MSU-Northern. He graduated from MSU-Northern in May 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in drafting. Right after graduation Tyler went to work for Hebberly Engineering. He worked in Havre until November 2013, when he moved to Billings and took a job with HDR Engineering. Besides work, Tyler also found time to play video games with his sister and friends over the years, either online or in person.
     On April 26, 2008, Tyler met and fell deeply in love with Jasmine Heilig. Tyler and Jasmine carried their love into marriage on June 26, 2010. They started their married life in a home they purchased in Havre, then relocated to Billings in November 2013. Tyler and Jasmine enjoyed traveling, watching movies, playing golf, and basically everything they could do together, they did. Both were avid Montana Grizzlies football fans, but could not agree on their favorite NFL teams. Jasmine’s team, the Broncos, experienced much more success than Tyler’s team, the Cowboys. As a result, Tyler lost many football related battles.   Tyler and Jasmine were baptized together in Christ in 2010. Both enjoyed learning the peace and joy Jesus Christ brought to the both of them. Tyler passed away knowing he would walk into the gates of Heaven with Jesus waiting for him along with his Grandpa Bud, mentor, Brad Bishop, and favorite teacher, Matt Siemens.
     Tyler is survived by the love of his life, Jasmine Faulkinberry, his parents, Lyle and Kim Faulkinberry, sister, Taylor Faulkinberry, maternal grandparents, Richard and Sharon Smith, paternal grandparents, Luke and MaryLou Faulkinberry, as well as three great grandmothers, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, and many, many lifelong friends.
     Tyler’s smile could light up a room and will forever be remembered. His kindness for others was evident in his unselfish love for others. He did not want anyone to be left out and was always thinking about others rather than himself and demonstrated this love for others until the very end.

Public Guest Book

Oct 21st
Mark & Carla Roseberry
Lyle & Kim,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Can't imagine the burden this is to you. Please know that we will be praying for you to be comforted as God welcomes Tyler into His eternal home.
Oct 21st
Harry Hall
Lyle and Kim, I was so sorry to hear about Tyler. I won't be able to make it to the funeral, but please know that my thoughts and prayer are with you and your family. Harry Hall
Oct 21st
Debi Ruegamer Kemp
My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you and all your family. May God comfort and bless you with His unending strength.
Debi Ruegamer Kemp
Oct 22nd
Dave Madison
We're so sad to hear of Tyler's passing. We will always remember how he competed with such pride and dedication to his family and community. Oh what a loss! But, we're thankful too that he found the Savior and that you will be together again someday. Our prayers are with you this day and days to come.
Oct 22nd
David and Dee Loos
We are so sorry for your loss. We keep all of you in our thought and prayers. We hope you will call us if we can help in anyway. We are here for you.
Oct 22nd
Darrick & Mandee Zuelke
Faulkinberry Family,

We are very sorry for your loss. Tyler was a great friend and will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

God bless,
The Zuelkes
Oct 24th
Jeff Lane
So sorry to hear. Tyler was a great guy. Great to see him as part of the wrestling family as well. May he rest in peace and may god comfort you all during this sad time.
Jan 21st
Patricia (Patsy) Carrell Wilson
My sincere condolences. I didn't know about this until now - came across it trying to contact someone about cousin Alice Darnell Hunter. We corresponded quite a bit and she was always telling me about Tyler and Taylor's activities.


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