He was born in Wichita, Kan. to Bert and Lenore Carlyle, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Bert Carlyle and sister, Charlene Easum.
Survivors include his wife, Karolyn; daughters: Cindy (Jeff) Dumke of Sale Creek and Tammy Carlyle of Dayton; sons: Rusty (Linda) Carlyle, Kim Carlyle and Larry Carlyle, all of Dayton; stepmother, Elsa Carlyle of Linn, Kan.; brothers; Tom (Kathryn) Carlyle of Topeka, Kan. and Larry (Jessa) Carlyle of Decatur; sisters: Pat Hackathorn of Spring City and Robbie Criss of Lawrence, Kan.; his grandchildren: Amanda Carlyle, Rachel Rothwell, Randy Carlyle, Brad (Ashley) Carlyle, Allison (Aaron) Berndt, Haley Carlyle, Sarah Poff, Courtney (Sam) Davis, Dakota Dumke, Kyle Carlyle, and Treasure Dumke; great-grandchildren: Bryce Rothwell, Montana and Bailey Berndt, Isabella and Sawyer Davis, Memphis Gadd, Madeline Carlyle, and Sean and Trent Nielsen; and several nieces, nephews, other extended family members and friends.
He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He retired from TVA as a machinist. He was a member of Amvets of Decatur. He enjoyed cooking for many benefits. He was an avid fisherman and a great story teller. His fun-loving side showed when he was entertaining family and friends.
The family would like to extend appreciation to Avalon Hospice for their support and care of Art during his last month of life.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Avalon Hospice of Athens.
A celebration of Art’s life will be held at his home, 178 Montgomery Road in Dayton on Friday, May 10, 2013, at 5 p.m.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Art and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Carlyle family with these arrangements.