"Tyler declared 2020 was going to be his year. He was speaking it into existence - 'Best Year Ever!' What could be better than being in the arms of Jesus?"
Matthew Tyler Jeffers was born February 23, 1990, in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Ronald Steven and Sharon Lynn (Sater) Jeffers. Tyler’s birth was anxiously awaited by big brother, Greg. Being older, Greg is described as the rock of the family and Tyler as the heart.
Tyler was an active little boy, spending most of his time outdoors playing the sport he loved most: baseball. While living at White Hawk, he would stay out past dark fishing, golf ball hunting, or playing anything with a ball. He was very competitive, which attributed to him excelling at athletics. Tyler played baseball for the Spartans and was a part of winning the State Championship during his junior year. He graduated from Bixby High School with the class of 2009. Tyler attended Riverview Baptist Church and Falls Creek, which led to his baptism with Pastor Mike Keahbone.
During his high school years, Tyler followed in his dad’s footsteps and began working for QuikTrip and was employed there for five years. QuikTrip has always been more like a family than a job. His desire to live every day to the fullest led him to his beloved mountains in Boulder, Colorado where he was employed by the Comino family, working as a sales representative for Home Nation. Tyler was able to work remotely, allowing him the freedom to “office” on the slopes, take trips, and spend time with family back home.
Tyler had a special ability to make the most of every situation. For example, the family was not going to be able to spend Thanksgiving together last year. Knowing this would put a damper on the holiday, Tyler said, “Let’s not be sad, let’s do something different,” suggesting they attend the Dallas Cowboys game. What a great idea it was, because the entire family attended the game together and made it on national TV - a Thanksgiving the family will never forget!
A huge Kansas City Chiefs fan, Tyler and his dad, Ron, were blessed with the opportunity to attend the Super Bowl this year. Tyler learned very quickly what it felt like to be treated like VIP. This was such a special trip, and the memories they made will last a lifetime. For icing on the cake, the Chiefs took home the trophy!
Tyler had a very close relationship with his mom, Sharon, and the two communicated daily. Because Tyler was a risktaker and loved adventure, many of their conversations would go something like this: “Mom, I’m going to live my life to the fullest until God calls me home. To my advantage, you love to pray, so it works out for the both of us.” Many of their texts ended with the “praise hands” and “umbrella” emojis, which represented their belief that if you send prayers up, blessings are going to rain down.
A favorite phrase of Tyler’s was #CallGod, a solution to any problem. Tyler studied and knew so much about the Bible - something his parents have always been so proud of. He had a desire for everyone to feel blessed and happy, always going above and beyond to make that happen.
Tyler passed away on February 16, 2020. He was 29.
Those he leaves behind to cherish his memory are: parents, Ron and Sharon Jeffers; brother, Greg Jeffers and wife, Ann of Longview, TX; niece and best friend, Peighton Jeffers; nephew, R.J. Jeffers; uncles, Brad Sater and wife, Kim of Frisco, TX and Mike Jeffers and wife, Gail of Mesa, AZ; cousins, Ben Sater and Carly Sater. Also, their QuikTrip Family; the Comino family, who became a second family to Tyler; and his 3 life-long best friends, Spencer Barnett, Andrew Pacheco, and Robert Chandler; and countless friends from all walks of life in Bixby, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado and beyond.
In keeping with Tyler’s love for life and his desire to share his blessings with others, please consider making a donation in his memory to the KidSwing Golf Tournament or Bixby Community Outreach in lieu of flowers.
The KidSwing Golf Tournament, benefiting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, was founded by Tyler’s cousin, Ben Sater, when he was 11 years old to help pay back the hospital for treatment he received there. Texas Scottish Rite Hospital treats children with orthopedic conditions and developmental disabilities, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Each year, hundreds of children play in KidSwing to help support the hospital and its mission, “Giving Children Back Their Childhood.” Online donations can be made through Tyler’s special link at
The Bixby Community Outreach -
https://bixbyoutreach.org/donate/ OUR MISSION: “Providing opportunities for those we serve to engage in their progress towards stability and sustainability and to create a stronger community through building healthy community members.”
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