Tyler Baily Delay died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at his home in Albuquerque N.M. He was 28.
Cremation has been effected by Miller-Stahl Funeral Service. The family is host to a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 in the Carol and Kay Sheid Community Center, with the Rev. Susan Rice, minister of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. A private family burial will take place at a later time in the Newkirk (Okla.) Cemetery.
The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in Tyler Delay’s name to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Contributions can be made by going online and making a donation at afsp.org/take-action/give-a-gift.
The son of Stuart Douglas and Becky Dorreen (Higgins) Delay, Tyler was born June 14, 1991, in Ponca City, Okla. He grew up in several areas of Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Illinois. He received his education in Arkansas City, Newkirk and Ponca City, and attended high school in Robinson, Ill. With just a few months of his senior year left, Tyler opted to quiz out early, earning his GED.
After finishing school, Tyler worked with his dad in his office-cleaning business. Later he was employed by Taco Bell in Bartlesville, Okla. During that time he also attended a year of college while in Bartlesville. When he moved to Salina, he was employed at Dillons, working there for three years. He then went to Albuquerque, N.M., and was employed in another grocery store.
Tyler loved music and listened to classical and all genres of instrumental except country. He enjoyed gaming on the computer, having friends around the world to play with.
Tyler is survived by his parents, Becky and James Keen, of Newkirk, Okla., and Stuart and Wendy Delay, of Winfield; a brother, Tucker Delay, of Wichita; his stepsiblings, Jessica Shaw, of Winfield, Leandra Sipult, of Coffeyville, Alysia Beckner and Seth Beckner, both of Winfield, and Kevin Keen, of Salina; a nephew, Ethan Lloyd; and a niece, Hadley Delay, of Wichita.