On July 27, 2019, we lost our angel, Tyler Lee McAlister, 18, of Piedmont, MO. Tyler was born November 3, 2000, to Daron Lee Hampton and Jessica McAlister at Poplar Bluff, MO.
He was truly one of a kind and he will leave a permanent space in our hearts. Tyler had attended Clearwater R-1 school and received his GED in 2019. He had dreams of attending Linn State Technical College to study heavy equipment operation. He had worked for himself doing lawncare in Piedmont area this summer. Tyler was a great baseball player, but more importantly, he loved to fish. Many great times were shared with brother Jamon, gigging. He was known for his huge heart and a big smile.
He is survived by his mother, Jessica, of the home; his brother, Jamon Hampton, of Omaha, NE; his maternal grandparents who helped raise him, John and Jean McAlister of Piedmont, MO; paternal grandparents, Charles and Imogene Fitzgerald of Annapolis, MO; uncles: Joey McAlister, Jamie McAlister and wife, Maura; aunt, Shelly Hampton; many great-aunts and uncles; and a host of cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Daron Hampton; paternal grandfather, Sam Hampton; paternal great-grandparents: Albert and Anita Hampton, Harry and Viola Silvy; maternal great grandparents: Clarence and Glenna McAlister; and Oral and Audrey Aldridge.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2019, from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 pm, also at the chapel. Pastor Alan Conner will minister to the family. Burial will follow at Mt. View Cemetery, Des Arc, MO. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com
In lieu of flowers donations to help with funeral expenses can be made by calling our office at 573-223-4242.