|Mr. Tyson Lee Twitchel, 18, of Cameron, Ill. died at 12:38 PM Saturday, April 13, 2013 in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
He was born on March 3, 1995 in Galesburg, Ill. to Terry Lee and Angie D. Griffith Twitchel.
Tyson is survived by his father, Terry (and Amy) Twitchel of Carlisle, Penn.; his mother, Angie (and Patrick "Curly") McCarthy of Cameron; grandparents, Becky Rogers of Palisade, Colo., Curtis Griffith of Peoria, Ill., Clifford (and Tracey) Twitchel of Gilson, Ill. and Cindy (and John) Benton of Aledo, Ill.; great-grandparents, David and Carol Guss of Rock Island, Ill., Ethlyn Whitcomb of Galesburg, Ted and Delores Coombs of Gilson; two brothers, Max P. McCarthy of Cameron and Easton J. Twitchel of Carlisle, Penn.; aunts and uncles, Jessica (and Dusty) Tolle of Delaware, Ohio and Dustin Griffith of Williamsfield, Ill., Rick McCarthy and Jeff (and Michelle) McCarthy, both of Galesburg.
Tyson attended Galesburg High School where he had been on Varsity Wrestling team as a freshman and sophomore. He was a member of the Coldbrook Christian Church.
He enjoyed hunting and mushrooming. He was to enlist in the US Army in May.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Bethel Baptist Church in Galesburg with Rev. Rick Warren officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Graveside services will be 2:30 PM Wednesday at the Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Online condolences may be left at www.h-p-w.com.