Tyron Weston was born on December 11, 1963, in Columbia, South Carolina, to Rebecca Weston and Cyrus “Sonny” Weston Sr. He quietly departed this earthly life on Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Palmetto Health Richland. He was 51.
Tyron committed his life to Christ at an early age and was a member of St. Mark Baptist Church, where he sang faithfully in the sanctuary choir. He was educated in the public schools of Richland County and was a 1982 graduate of C.A. Johnson High School.
From August 1990 until his passing, almost 25 years, Tyron was a respected member of the Columbia Fire Department. He was also a member of the Firefighters Association. Throughout his tenure, he received recognition and numerous awards for his diligence and service. He spent his career working on first shift at Station 8 Engine 8, located on Atlas Road, before serving his last years at Station 31 Engine 31.
When Tyron was not serving with his brothers at the fire department he spent his time with family, fishing, COOKING, painting, or simply being a handy man.
Those left to grow from his love and to cherish his memories are his loving children, Ashley Weston of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Elliott Burgess of Fernandina Beach, Florida; his mother, Rebecca Weston of Columbia, South Carolina; his father, Cyrus Weston of Hopkins, South Carolina; two brothers, Anthony Weston and Cyrus (Annette) Weston, both of Columbia, South Carolina; four grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives, and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.