Bobby Kyle Sr.


Bobby J. Kyle Sr., 77, of Benton, passed away on Monday evening, Sept. 14, 2020, at his home.

He was born on Jan. 23, 1943, in Fannin County, Ga., a son of the late Wilburn and Bertha Kyle.

Bobby was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army National Guard.

He was a member of Gateway Church of Christ and retired from Bendix-Allied Signal-Honeywell of Cleveland.

Bobby was a devoted supporter of the Polk County High School Gridiron Club and had a lifelong love for woodworking. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters: Regina Buckner, Lillie Mae Allen, Evelyn Green and his twin sister, Betty McAllister; two brothers: Roy Kyle and Larry Kyle; and his son-in-law, Sonny Hayes. 

Bobby leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 56 years, Barbara Wilson Kyle; daughter, Carla A. Hayes; three sons: Bobby J. Kyle Jr., Billy Kyle and Jay Kyle; 11 grandchildren: Spenser Kyle, Cori Kyle, Cody Kyle, Kaylee Kyle, Eddie Messer III, Sydney Hayes, Carla Coggins, Curtis Hayes, Madelynn Kyle, Natalie Kyle and Sebastian Kyle; four great-grandchildren: Beau Kyle, Makenna Messer, Kylen Messer and Brayleigh Coggins; one sister, Estalee Keller; four brothers: Herdis Kyle, George Kyle, Benny Kyle and Tommy Kyle; and he was affectionately called “Papaw Bob” by many others. 

The family will receive friends on Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m, in the Cleveland chapel of Companion Funeral Home, located at 2419 Georgetown Road in Cleveland.

A funeral service will follow the visitation at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020,  with Minister Bill Corn officiating. 

You are encouraged to share a memory of Bobby and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial webpage and guestbook at


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