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Melvin Clarence Tyndall

Posted on April 5, 2021


Oct. 8, 1934 — March 31, 2021

Melvin Clarence Tyndall, 86, of Wilson, passed away peacefully Wednesday surrounded by loved ones. His funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 5, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1815 Airport Blvd., Wilson. Interment followed in Evergreen Memorial Park with Pastor Joe Shakour officiating.

Melvin was born Oct. 8, 1934, to Jack Clarence and Beulah Moore Tyndall. He spent his early years on the family farm in Greene County. He served with honor with the U.S. Army stationed in Nome, Alaska.

In 1954, Melvin married Peggy Ann Cherry and for 67 years, he was a devoted husband to Peggy and a loving father to their daughter, Jennifer.

Melvin worked with Whitley Electric and Bridgestone Firestone. Retirement allowed him to pursue his love of working and spending time with his wife, family and friends in their beautiful backyard. He enjoyed traveling to ballgames to see his granddaughter, Jennifer, who was the apple of his eye, to play sports and later to enjoy his two great-grandsons, which brought many smiles to his face. Duke basketball was a favorite and the games were not to be missed or discussed if they lost.

As a faithful Christian and member of Tabernacle Baptist Church for 60 years, he was involved in many capacities, mainly as usher and deacon. Additionally, Wilson Christian School — where he served on the board for 24 years and valued every student — was dear to his heart.

Melvin is survived by his loving wife, Peggy Cherry Tyndall; daughter, Jennifer Tyndall White and husband, Bobby; granddaughter, Jennifer White Freeman and husband, Kirk; two great-grandsons, John Walston White Freeman and William Harrison Freeman; sister, Elizabeth Tyndall Stokes and husband, Frank, of Wilson; niece, Kimberly T. Craig and husband, Ryan, of Charlotte; nephew, Allen C. Kearney; and great-niece, Christy Ramirez and husband, Jose, and their children, Alaina Gail and Marissa Gracelyn Ramirez, all of Eureka.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Beulah Moore Tyndall; and his sister, Mattie Grace Talton.

The family wishes to express appreciation to the Wilson Medical Center Emergency Department for the staff’s intense effort, care, and coordination with UNC Chapel Hill.

Flowers are welcome or please consider memorials to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1815 Airport Blvd., Wilson, NC 27893 or to Wilson Christian Academy, 1820 Airport Blvd., Wilson, NC 27893.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” John 3:16

Condolences may be directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at

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