James Arthur Tyson III

James Arthur Tyson III, of Raleigh, N.C., entered eternal life on Jan. 4, 2014, at age 69. Jim cared immensely about the people that came in and out of his life, from employees and coworkers to friends and family. Jim was employed by GTE Sylvania, later Osram Sylvania, for most of his career. He was the plant manager at the Warren, Montoursville, Muncy, Wellsboro and York, Pa., facilities. Towards the end of his tenure at Sylvania, he was the general manager of various business units within the U.S., Puerto Rico, and France. Upon his retirement from Sylvania, he later became, president of ERP implementation at Carreria Consulting, LLC. Jim was a graduate of Loyalsock Township High School, and Lycoming College in Williamsport.

He always stood up for what and who he believed in. There wasn’t a more kind-hearted soul than Jim. He would do anything for anyone no matter what was required. His spirit is carried on by his wife of almost 45 years, Joan Legge Tyson; his son, Todd and his wife, Tiffany and their two children, James Alexander and Megan, of Abingdon, Md.; his son, Brad and his partner, Bob of Chicago; his daughter, Shannon of Raleigh; his mother, Katherine Millward Tyson, of Lewisburg; and brother, Thom Tyson, of Cabo, Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his father, James A. Tyson Jr.

One life lesson, Jim passes on is: don’t ever give up if you want something, work hard and always remember to smile, even when times are tough. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Wake County. A private ceremony was held at Emerald Isle, N.C.

Submitted by family.