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Jerry Dwight Lyle

Jerry Dwight Lyle, age 70, of Mena, Arkansas passed away July 6, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born August 13, 1948 in Wickes, Arkansas to the late George Lyle and the late Mae Rose Lyle.  Jerry was united in marriage to Debbie Lyle whom he referred to as “the love of his life.”  He graduated from Wickes High School in 1966 and served 10 years in the Army National Guard.  He worked 26 years for Holsom Bread Company in Arkansas, 10 years at Dolly Madison in Tulsa, Oklahoma and 10 years at Eagle One Express also in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Jerry enjoyed bowling in which he was on several leagues throughout the years.  He also loved playing golf and fishing.  Most of all Jerry loved spending time with family and loving and serving the Lord.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.  He will be greatly missed.

Survivors are his wife, Debbie Lyle of Mena, Arkansas; children: Shauna Gilbraith and husband Scott of Des Arc, Arkansas, Brad Lyle and wife Linda of Mena, Arkansas, Sabrina Lamaster and husband Ray of Coweta, Oklahoma, Melissa Bennett and husband Tracy of Wainwright, Oklahoma, Billy Cantrell and wife Mishelle of Wainwright, Oklahoma, Shawn Dees and wife Stephanie of Coweta, Oklahoma; brothers:  Gene Lyle and wife Barbara of Mena, Arkansas, Ronnie Lyle of Mena, Arkansas, Rick Lyle and wife Sandy of Mena, Arkansas, Mark Lyle and wife Lori of Mena, Arkansas; sisters:  Beverly Philpot and husband Steve of Mena, Arkansas and Julie Daniels and husband David of Mena, Arkansas; 38 Grandchildren; 18 Great Grandchildren; and many many nieces and nephews who have a great mutual love for each other.

He was preceded in death by his loving parents, George and Mae Lyle; his sister and brother-in-law, Glenda and Charles Blake; his brother, Danny Lyle; his granddaughter, Sara Bradshaw; and his niece, Kari Cruz.

Mr. Lyle was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mena Church of God with Brother Mark Lyle officiating.

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