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 www.companionfunerals.com.
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