Jim was the oldest of five kids (Wayne Tyrone, JoEtta Duncan, Lenoard Tyrone) of the late Ora Lee and Oscar Lee Tyrone, who married in 1948 and divorced in 1974. Oscar remarried to Norma Jean in 1975 in which Jon Tyrone was born in that union. Tyrone married Lamar Casas in 1982 (divorced 1992) and resided in Pasadena, California upon his return to Texas in 1993. He has five children: Dal Davenport (from a previous relationship), Marquita Tyrone, Maegan Tyrone, Sommer Tyrone, and Allison Tyrone along with four grandchildren. He currently lives in Arlington, Texas where he privately instructed kids with their batting before his retirement.