Tyler had the most contagious laugh, most beautiful smile, and the kind of eyes that would stop you in your tracks. He had such passion and purpose in life for all things good. He loved his family, and was the protector of his girls (Sisters, Mom, Nana). If you were ever feeling down, you could count on Tyler to turn your frown around, and having you laughing and forgetting all of your worries. He was a natural born comedian that had a knack for cracking jokes at the most inappropriate times. He always made you feel comfortable and loved, as well as understood and heard. He loved to grow all of the things, and cared for his garden filled with flowers and baby carrots. He took this passion he had for the Earth, and went to college to be an Environmental Scientist. He made some of the best friends he has ever had in his life during that time period, along with his life long friends that he has has since grade school. His Pappy was someone that he strove to be like, and even self proclaimed himself as being "Pappy Thorne." Tyler also enjoyed going to the mountains to visit his dad and take off on dirt bikes and his 4-wheeler, as well as work on cars and play video games. He also loved playing video games, hunting, and fishing with his step-dad. Not only was Tyler a person to completely change your mood, he was also insanely compassionate, crazy kind, and loved so much, you would swear he had the heart of a lion. Everyone gravitated toward him, and he was a breath of fresh air. He was a guy's guy, but had such a sensitive and deep soul. He also enjoyed sports like football (go Falcons & Big Blue), basketball, and baseball. Tyler loved all kinds of music, and enjoyed sharing new bands he found with his friends. There isn't one genre of music that he didn't like, and he would listen to the same songs over and over until you liked it too. He was very charming, captivating, and knew how to sell ice to an Eskimo. People like Tyler are extremely hard to come by, and when you find one like him, it is really tough to lose them. Tyler may be gone, but he lives in the hearts of the people he has touched and loved. He will be forever 23, and always in our hearts.