On Thursday, November 29th, 2018, Tyler Esplin, son, brother, husband, musician, artist, poet, writer, philosopher, friend, and gentle giant succumbed to his battle with depression. He was born on November 5, 1991 in Logan, Utah to Bart and Tina Esplin. Tyler had a brilliant mind and excelled at academics at an early age. He was influenced by many of his teachers along the way and looked forward to learning from all of them. His mind was a sponge that absorbed everything he read. He was able to quote articles and facts from the current to the obscure. In the 4th grade Tyler discovered music and carried his love of playing almost any musical instrument he picked up throughout his life. He favored the viola and guitar. Tyler had been a member of several local bands and he loved performing with his band members. He was not bashful in his music and would play for anyone who would listen. The same can be said for his writing. He loved to write poetry and would participate in local poetry readings. He would sit at his “old school” typewriter and hammer on the keys for hours at a time. Many of Tyler’s best and happiest times were when he was in his creative, artistic mood. He married Lindsey Garvin in 2014 and they later separated but remained friends. Tyler was an animal lover. He loved his dog Wrigley and also loved the time that he was able to spend as a volunteer at the Cache Humane Society. Tyler, we love you and, even though you have only been gone a short time, we miss you. You will leave a huge hole in our lives as well as the lives of anyone that knew you. Peace Out! Tyler is survived by his parents Bart and Tina and brother Derik, and by his grandparents Gene and Pauline Esplin as well as many Aunts, Uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Tyrus Zangraft and grandmother Nancy Tubb Petersen and his dog Wrigley. There will be a celebration of Tyler’s life held on December 14, 2018 from 6-9 pm at the Cache County Event Center located at 490 South 500 West in Logan. Everyone is invited to share memories, stories, and enjoy each others company. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention or the Suicide Prevention organization of your choice. Services are under the direction of Cache Valley Mortuary, (435) 787-8514. Please share a favorite memory of Tyler by leaving a tribute at www.cvmortuary.com
Rest in peace, buddy.
Tyler, I'll always remember you as one of the sweetest, kindest men I've met.
You were so loved, sweetie. I miss you but you'll be looking over us and it gives me some comfort.
I'll never forget the summer that I was in a wheelchair and Tyler would come and pick me up and roll me around town with him. I'm sure he had more fun things he could have been doing, but he knew how down I was about my situation and went out of his way to cheer me up. That's just the kind of guy he was. Thoughtful, funny and always there when his friends needed him. I'm really going to miss you, Tyler. Test in peqce, buddy.
Bart and Tina, So, so sorry for your loss, but grateful to see that Tyler was able to live a fulfilling life through his music 🎶. And to achieve peace…and express his love and happiness by those outlets. You may not remember me…I grew up in the old Fourth Ward with Gene, Max Hillyard, and Hans Zurcher as Scout masters. I remember when Bart was born…a great day for your parents. May the spirit of the Lord be with you and yours at this time and always.
I’m sorry to hear about Tyler’s passing. He was always one of my favorites out of my little brother’s friends, and I was impressed by his deep thoughts and personality from a young age. I sincerely hope he has found peace.
We would like to express our sympathy to you and your family with the passing of Tyler. We know you feel love and sympathy during this difficult time. the knowledge of the plan of salvation is a wonderful blessing in our lives .