Tyler was born on Oct. 5, 1999 in Williamsburg, to Richard and Amy (Kellum) Eveland. He died unexpectedly Oct. 14, 2020. He came out a chunky bundle of joy and happiness. Growing up as a kid, he developed a passion for Legos, and that didn’t change going into his adult years. It became a way of escaping any troubles on his mind, or for just pure enjoyment. He absolutely loved to buy and/or receive a new box of Legos, especially a Lego Star Wars edition, for him to relax and build his newest project. The love of everything Disney was an enormous passion that was passed down from both of his parents. If watching any Disney movie with Tyler, you’d quickly notice that he could recite the whole movie, word for word. The trips to Disney World with his family was something he cherished deeply. Fishing was definitely another passion that he expressed avidly.
He once said, “There’s nothing like the calmness I feel when casting my line and looking over the water, whether I catch anything or not.”
One more major passion was birthed when BMX Racing found its way into his life and became something that he could share with much of his family, practicing and pushing his abilities alongside his little brother, William. The friends and family he gained in the BMX community is just one of many examples of how Tyler touched the lives of many. His energy was always warm and bright. His personality was like no other, shining light on your darkest day. There’s no question that he loved his family and friends, and the love we all have for Tyler is something that no scale could ever measure. Son of Richard Sidney and Amy Michelle Eveland; brother of Will; grandson of Ray and Inez Eveland and Jean Collins. A celebration of life was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at Hampton BMX, 901 E Littleback River Road, Hampton, Va. 23669.