Bobby Joe Kyle, 81, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013.
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He was of the Baptist faith, attended the old Cedar Fork Baptist Church, was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a well-known dairy farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mattie Kyle; wife, Mary Frances "Sis" Kyle; sisters, Key Kyle, Georgia Mae Kyle, Mary Ruth Kyle and Louise Greene; and brothers, Hargus, Pete, J.D. and Billy Ray Kyle.
Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Janie Kyle, Dennis Kyle, and Rick and Trina Kyle, all of Sweetwater; grandchildren and spouses, Tim and Angie Kyle, Ten Mile, Brian Kyle, Josh and Carla Kyle, Shelley Kyle, Allie Kyle, Olivia Kyle, Lilly Kyle and Chloe Kyle, all of Sweetwater; great-granddaughter, B.B. Kyle, Ten Mile, sisters: Sue Walker, Sweetwater, Leona Tyler, Lenoir City, and Patricia Milburn, Chattanooga; brother and sister-in-law, Amos Dean and Shirley Kyle, Sweetwater; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Nephews, grandsons and cousins served as pallbearers. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, in Kyker Funeral Homes, Sweetwater, with the funeral service following at 7 p.m. in Kyker's chapel, with the Rev. Clayton Dunsmore and the Rev. Gerald Perry officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Cedar Fork Baptist Church Cemetery. www.kykerfuneralhomes.com
Published in Roane County News from Dec. 31, 2013 to Jan. 1, 2014