Celebrating the life of

Tyler Lee Randolph

July 13, 1966 - August 05, 2021

Tyler Lee Randolph

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Tyler Lee Randolph (

Tyler Lee Randolph of Tybee Island, Georgia passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2021.

Tyler was born in Louisville, Kentucky on July 13, 1966 to David and Mary “Jenny” Cox. While he resided in many places over the course of his life, he joyfully adopted Tybee Island, Georgia as his home. Tyler graduated from Langley High School in McLean, Virginia. He then attended the United States Military Academy, West Point, and graduated with degrees in Civil Engineering and Economics. He spent over thirteen years in the Active Duty Army, with service in the XVIII Airborne Corps, 82d Airborne Division, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division, and The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center & School. Tyler served as a Military Intelligence officer, then as a Judge Advocate General officer following his graduation from the University of Virginia with his Juris Doctorate in 1995. His combat tours included Operation Just Cause, Panama, Operations Desert Shield and Storm, Iraq, and a special mission to Bosnia. During a break from service, he worked for a large law firm in Raleigh, North Carolina, then a small law firm in Richmond Hill, Georgia before starting his own practice. Tyler was a member of the North Carolina and Georgia State Bars and the Atlantic Judicial Circuit Bar Association. During this time, he determined he still had more to give to the United States and joined the Georgia Air National Guard in 2009 at the age of forty-three, serving as the Commander of the 165th Logistics Readiness Squadron of the 165th Airlift Wing (AMC), Savannah IAP, Garden City Georgia. His retirement as Lieutenant Colonel from the Air Guard in 2018 concluded over twenty-two years of dedicated service to the United States.

During his military service, Tyler received many honors and awards including the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award (JMUA), the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, and the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Government of Kuwait). Tyler was a Ranger and earned his Senior Parachutist Badge while serving in the Airborne.

Tyler was active in his community and served as a Board Member and former President of the West Point Society of Savannah, was a member and former President of the Exchange Club of Richmond Hill, and a member of the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce, National Eagle Scout Association, and the Savannah Association of Flying Air National Guardsmen.

Tyler met his wife of thirty-one years, Tracey Tanner Randolph, while stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. “TnT” shared many adventures throughout the years, including eleven moves, the raising of two daughters and four dogs, and the attendance of numerous swim meets and concerts.  Tyler cherished the times he spent with his family, friends, and colleagues, especially his “Military family,” “Legal family,” “Tybee family,” and “Traditional family.” Some were even fortunate enough to share a sunset on Alley Three with him and taste his prized Kentucky Bourbon collection. Tyler will always be remembered for his love of seventies and eighties music, Army football (Go Army, Beat Navy!), the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team, his (disappointing) New York Giants, 80s Cruises and travels with Camden and Joy Webb, his dogs, and his beloved daughters. But most importantly, he will always be remembered for the love he shared with his wife.

Although Tyler experienced some major health issues in recent years, he continued to live a joy-filled and adventurous life, loving and serving his family and friends. He was a member of the Trinity Chapel United Methodist Church. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Charles (PawPaw) and Mary (Mawgee) Randolph, grandparents Jennye and Henry Cox, Aunt Peggy Randolph, and dogs Hampton, Kona, Ella, and Bella. He is survived by his wife, Tracey Randolph of Tybee Island, Georgia, daughter Morgan Randolph of  Tybee Island, Georgia, daughter and son-in-law Addison and Nathan Niles of Greenville, South Carolina, parents David and Jenny Cox of Knoxville, Tennessee, sister and brother-in-law Sarah and Jon Berger of Ventura, California, brother, sister-in-law, and nieces Stephen, Sharon, Elizabeth, and Caroline Cox of Austin, Texas, father and mother-in-law James and Theresa Tanner of Fayetteville, North Carolina, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and nephews Douglas, Pam, Grey, and Dylan Yancey of Wendell, North Carolina. 

Going forward, Tyler’s servant heart, love of God, leadership through example, and commitment to “Duty, Honor, Country” will live on through the many people he touched throughout his life. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church in Savannah, Georgia with a reception to follow at the Tybee Island American Legion, Post 154 on Tybee Island, Georgia from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation or the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund would be appreciated.  A private burial service will follow at a later date at West Point.



Tracy, I cannot tell you how sorry I am to hear of Tyler's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

- Kellee T Kessler, Savannah, Georgia

Traci and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have known Tyler my whole career as a Paralegal and he was such a nice, caring guy. I can't imagine what you are going through right now. He made such a difference in everyone lives that he touched. It was an honor to know him. May God Bless you and your family. I am so sorry. I will always remember what an amazing person he was and how he lived life to the fullest. God Bless you

- Tamara Kirk, Savannah, Georgia

Tracey and Family, We have a heavy heart in learning of Tyler's passing. We know that it leaves a hole in your hearts and pray that the good times and memories will someday soon relieve you and the girls of this trying time. I could always see how proud he was of Addison and Morgan, as we attended so many of their swim meets. We will all miss him and certainly can remember that upbeat smile. We only hope that God comforts you all!


Tyler was an awesome man, an awesome friend and the best attorney. He always led a life of honor and integrity and was so dear to our hearts. We love you and I know you’re in Heaven with our Lord Jesus! We will see you soon! We are praying for you Tracy and the girls during this difficult time.

- Joe and Cassy Langley , Odum , Georgia

I’m so sorry to hear of Tyler’s passing. He was a tremendous man. My heart breaks for your family. He taught me at a young age how to roll my sleeves on the Army BDU Uniforms when he was a JAG officer at uva. So sorry for your loss.

- Justin carlisle , Spotsylvania , Va

Tracey I am heartbroken over this for you and your daughters. Tyler was such a good soul. I pray for you and your family and you are in my heart. Love you

- Paula Roberts, Vidalia, GA - Georgia

A candle has been lit!

We loved Tyler and will miss his bright, shining light.

- JoAnn Hunter, Slidell, Louisiana

Tyler was a close friend and companion with a 100 megawatt smile. He treasured his family and supported his friends. What more can you ask of a man ? As a fellow veteran, we shared many “war” stories over beers, but his service to his country was certainly “above and beyond the call of duty.” Jo Ann and I are devastated by his passing. Our condolences to his wife Tracey and his girls seem so hollow when we realize the depth of sadness that has accompanied his death. We love you Tyler

- Robert J. Hunter, Slidell, La.

Prayers for you and family Tracey. May The good Lord bless all of you during this time.

- Mrs. Howard W. Creech (Ruth), Emerald Isle, NC

Our hearts are breaking...such a wonderful soul has left us for greener pastures. We will miss his shining spirit and remember him fondly with every Giants game we see. All of our love to your family - we wish you peace at this difficult time.

- Lauri and Lynn Engler, Kissimmee, FL

Tracy and Family, We send our condolences and prayers. You all are in our daily thoughts. We were honored knowing Tyler for a few short years and always felt his sincerity every time we saw him and you . His infectious smile will be dearly missed. The love that he had for you and your girls shined bright and I know that he will continue that from above. From one TnT to another we love you and Rangers Lead The Way!!

- Tonya and Todd Reed, Savannah, GA

A candle has been lit!

I was just one of numerous people to call Tyler my friend. He was a wonderful human being, husband and father. It is with tremendous sadness that we must say good bye. My thoughts and prayers go to Tracey, Addison and Morgan and to each and every member of his family and friends. The world lost one of the best. May God give you peace and rest. All my love, Sandi Turner

- Sandra Turner, Midway , Georgia

Tracey, I’m absolutely heartbroken over Tyler’s passing and praying fervently for peace and strength for you, the girls, and family. Tyler was one of a kind and will be truly missed. Sending so much love to you and the girls!

- Renee George, Savannah , Georgia

Rip Tyler spread your wings and fly! Tracy and girls know you have a Angel watching over you. He will be greatly missed. Love and hugs

- Angela Caldwell, Whitemarsh Island , Ga

My sincere condolences go out to Traci and family. Tyler was a fine man and will truly be missed.

- Tommy Thompson, Tybee Island, GA

Tyler was one of the best human beings I ever met. He was truly a gentleman and a scholar who deeply loved his wife Tracey and his family and friends. God bless Tracey and the family at this very sad time.

- P.O. Box 1009 Moody, Tybee Island, Georgia

A candle has been lit!

So very sorry for your loss

- Terri Lollis, Tybee Island, Ga

Our deepest condolences and prayers for your healing.

- Williams, Tybee Island, GA

My condolences to your family. I had build a telephone relationship with Tyler, when I collaborated with him on an injured airman. He always put the best interest of his people first. He was a very kind and gentle soul. Love and light to you.

- Donna Hoffmeyer, SCHERTZ, TX

Dear Tracey and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I knew the day I met Tyler he was an outstanding person and would always be a true friend. He was always genuine and caring and it was my privilege to know him and I know I can be a better person because of him. With all my love and sympathy Scott

- Scott Hudspeth, Richmond Hill, GA

Dear Tracy & Family, please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. Tyler was an outstanding man, soldier, and leader. I have the greatest respect for him and know his legacy will live on through each of you. May the Lord bless and comfort you all now and always.

- Eric Robyn, Manns Choice, PA

Tracey and Family, I am sincerely sorry for your loss. Although I was only familiar with Tyler as a colleague, he was always friendly, professional and trustworthy. A true pleasure to work with (even though we were always on opposite sides of a case). His loss will be felt by many here in the local legal community. Please know you and your family will remain in my prayers.

- Jenni Fallin Swan, Savannah, US

I am so sorry to hear that Tyler has passed away. I had one case against Tyler many years ago and he was an absolute professional, even-keeled, reasonable and a pleasure to work with. Again, I am very saddened by this news.

- Sarah Lamar, Savannah, GA

I am so sorry to hear that Tyler has passed away. I had one case against Tyler many years ago and he was an absolute professional, even-keeled, reasonable and a pleasure to work with. Again, I am very saddened by this news.

- Sarah Lamar, Savannah, GA

My deepest condolences to Tyler's dear family, of whom he was most proud. It was my privilege to have tried several cases with Tyler. On each occasion, I found him to be a formidable adversary, but a gentleman above all else. His kind words and welcome smile will be missed in courtrooms throughout the coastal empire. Rest In Peace, Friend.

- Jonathan Victor Dunn, Savannnah, GA

Tracy and family, Beverly and I are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you and your family. I so much enjoyed talking to Tyler on various occasions and realized what a fine man he was.

- Alfred (Alfie) and Beverly Waite, Tybee Island, Ga.

Tracy, don’t have the words that would comfort you at this time because there aren’t any. Know that I am here for you if you need me. I didn’t know y’all long but I knew your love for each other was real. Gods blessings.

- Paula Crowe, TYBEE Island , Georgia

Tracey - You and you family are in are in our prayers. Tyler was one of the finest military officers I ever knew, an excellent mentor to soldiers and young officers, a true and trustworthy friend, an most importantly, an awesome husband and father. Linda and I have wonderful memories of those earlier days at Fort Campbell and Charlottesville. Such a sad loss for you and your family. He will be greatly missed. We are praying for you.

- Matthew Gilligan, Roswell, GA

Tracey and family, It was my privilege to practice law with Tyler. He was a true gentleman and a joy to know. He represents and his legacy stands for everything that is good and right and just. I will miss him terribly. God Bless you.

- Drew DeMott, Savannah, GA

Tracey and family, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. He was a very king and caring person that blessed so many lives. I pray for God's comfort for your family. When times get hard, keep the precious memories that you have shared forever close.

- Burgess Family, Brooklet, Georgia

Tracy, you have my deepest condolences for the COL. I always enjoyed y'all's company and great conversations. He is missed.

- Les (Sarge)White , Tybee Island , Ga

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I had the pleasure of working with Tyler over the years at The Mediation Center where I am a mediator. Tyler was a consummate professional. He was always prepared, respectful, and collaborative which I appreciated. I often took the cases Tyler was on because I knew it would be a great mediation, I would learn something new from Tyler and feel good about the overall process. In mediation, we always have some downtime and I got to know Tyler a little bit better as a person. He spoke so highly of his girls and his wife. You could see his pride and love of all of them when he spoke. We shared our love of Tybee - I have family on Tybee and hope to follow his lead and get a place out there one day. I am so sorry for your loss and the loss to our legal community. He was a shining example of a gentlemanly lawyer.

- Trish Murphy, Savannah, Georgia

A candle has been lit!

Tracey and family, I was so saddened to hear of Tyler’s passing. He was such a caring, wonderful person who always had a smile and will be greatly missed - Prayers for comfort and peace.

- Sherri Broome, Richmond Hill , Georgia

Tracey, I'm so so very sorry to hear the news about Tyler. It was always such a joy to see you both when I lived on Tybee and running into you here and there since. Your love for each other shined everywhere you went together and that's so special. I hope those good memories continue to warm your heart. I am thinking of your family and sending love and hugs your way. Xoxo Mia

- Mia Phan, Savannah, Ga

My heart aches for you and your girls. My deepest sympathies and condolences...

- Diana DeBorde, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Tracy, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughters. Hugs❤

- Trish Bond, Richmond Hill , GA

Sorry for your loss, he will be truly missed. I had the pleasure of working with Lt Col. Randolph at the 165th AW. Ma'am I met you one morning while you Lt Col Randolph were having breakfast at the Pancake House.

- McKinley Anderson, Bloomingdale, Georgia

My sincere condolences to the Randolph family. May God comfort the family during this most difficult time.

- Blount , Jacksonville , FL

So sorry for your lost.

- Van Johnson, Savannah , Georgia

I am so saddened by your loss. He was such a wonderful man and I know he will be greatly missed by many. May the Lord wrap his loving arms around your family

- Norma Perry, Savannah , Ga

I met Tyler a few years back at the Tybee YMCA. I was instantly impressed with his intellect and experiences. When I would see him at Church on Tybee, he always had a warm greeting. What a fine gentleman, scholar, and Great American Tyler was. My thoughts and prayers go out to his outstanding family.

- Eric Hogan, Tybee Island, GA

Tracey, David & I are so saddened in the loss of Tyler. You and your family are in our continuous prayers. We love you much.

- Elizabeth Allen, Monroe, GA

Tracey , I am so sorry to hear of your loss! I know these must be the hardest days for you! Hopefully you find some kind of peace in the fact that you and Tyler lived your life with many adventures filled with great love! Love you girl!

- Teri Carter Bullock, Holden Beach, North Carolina

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel