Thomas L. Kyle, 87
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Thomas L. Kyle, 87, of Attica died at 10:04 a.m. on Sunday, December 23, 2012, at the Indiana Veterans Home.
Thomas was born in Owensboro, Ky. on February 17, 1925. He was the son of Edgar H. and Gennie R. (Wood) Kyle. He resided in Fordsville, Ky., Cannelton from 1947-1962, Lafayette until the late 1970's, Gainesville and Summerville, Fla. until moving to Attica 8 years ago. Thomas married Mary Magdeline Cooper on March 19, 1943, in Owensboro, Ky.. She survives.
Thomas served in the US Army during World War II. He was a gun crewman serving in the South Philippines: Luzon. He received 3 bronze stars. Thomas built homes and was a cement finisher in Lafayette for many years. He was an active member and deacon at the First Baptist Church of Summerfield and Elston Heights Baptist Church. He helped start several Southern Baptist Missions. He loved fishing and church was his life.
Surviving are two sons, Gary Thomas Kyle (wife: Betty), of Rossville and Marvin Guy Kyle (wife: Cheryl M.), of Attica; two sisters, Sudie Nix, of Cannelton and Anita Killems (husband: Prentice), of Gainesville, Fla.; six grandchildren, Bradley Kyle (wife: Rebecca), Troy Kyle (wife: Dawn), Melissa Kyle, Regina Krick, Patty Sparger (husband: Steve) and Marvin Guy Kyle Jr. (wife: Becky); 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren.
Thomas was preceded in death by four brothers, Joe, Charles, Paul and William Kyle.
There will be a funeral service at the Indiana Veterans Home, West Lafayette in the Auditorium of the MacArthur Building at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2012; Chaplain Hess officiating. Interment will be at the Indiana Veterans Home Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Indiana Veterans Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.gradyfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Journal & Courier from Dec. 24 to Dec. 26, 2012