Fairfield, Maine-Nicholas (Nic) Shane Tyler, 27, loving husband of Kylie Paige Cheever Tyler, devoted father to Madilynn June, Amileya Marie, Annelise Paige, and Gwendolyn Shyann Tyler, and long-frustrated fan of the Miami Dolphins, died unexpectedly at his residence on December 28, 2016.\r\n\r\nNic was born in Waterville, Maine, on July 7, 1989, the son of Robin and Tammy (Coro) Coates He was younger brother to Travis Tyler, and brother to Monica Gunning, Tia Brawn, and Benny Tyler. Nic also leaves behind Tammy's husband Benjamin Coates and his two children, Brett Coates and Emily Coates of Albion.\r\n\r\nA 2008 graduate of Cony High School, Nic attended Lawrence High School until 2006, and strongly identified with Bulldog athletics, especially football and basketball. Nic could not dunk a basketball, but that never stopped him from trying. He also thought that the three-point line was added to the rules of the game with him in mind.\r\n\r\nNic remained active in sports after high school. He did not invent disc golf, but he was confident that he could perfect the game if given the chance. \r\n\r\nBlessed with a wide social network in central Maine, Nic was a stout friend to many. He was especially close to Robert Hubbard, who died in 2012. \r\n\r\nNic was a skilled telemarketer, employed by Integrated Sales Solutions and Great Falls Marketing, and was on a management track at the time of his death.\r\n\r\nNic was predeceased by Shyann Landry and Bruce Coro\r\n\r\nVisiting hours will be from 12 to 2 p.m, on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at the Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St. in Fairfield, Maine, with a memorial service to follow.\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, the family requests that those who wish donate to the Asthma Research Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston.