Services to be Held on Saturday, Oct. 7

By Will Johnson
Messenger Reporter

HOUSTON COUNTY – The local community at-large was saddened to learn of the death of 17-year-old CHS senior Tyress Anderson over the weekend.

According to the Department of Public Safety, Anderson was killed on Sunday, Oct. 1 after the vehicle he was driving rounded a curve on CR 1825, entered a side-skid and overturned. 

Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Clyde Black at 6 a.m.

A candlelight vigil was held for the young student/athlete on Sunday evening, Oct. 1 as friends, family, classmates, teammates, coaches and CHS faculty gathered to say goodbye, pay their respects and offer condolences to those closest to Anderson.

The initials “TY” were spelled out in the bleachers of Monte Jack Driskell Stadium as the vigil began and blue balloons were released into the skies above Crockett as the sun began to set in the west.

Aside from his prowess in the classroom, Anderson was a key component to the Bulldogs’ football program playing on both sides of the ball as a wide receiver on offense and as a strong safety on defense.

Anderson also helped the Bulldogs’ advance to the Area Round of the 2016-2017 UIL basketball playoffs and was named to the District 21-3A All-District team. He was also a member of the Crockett Bulldogs 2017 Class 3A State Championship Track and Field team.

Services for Tyress Anderson will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7 beginning at 11 a.m. in the Andrew J. Hopkins Dome. His wake will be held on Friday in Grapeland at Walker and Walker Funeral Home from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

From all of us at The Messenger, we would like to express our deepest sorrow and sincere condolences on the loss of Tyress Anderson.

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