SHELBY - Russell Alvin Hoyle, 81, of Shelby, passed away on May 21, 2014, at Hospice House of Kings Mountain, after fighting a short battle with cancer. Born on June 16, 1932, in Cleveland County, he was the son of the late Clem and Lola Hoyle.
Russell spent many of his working years at Dover Textile Mills and providing lawn and yard care. Russell loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed his time on his Murray riding mower. But his favorite thing to do was spending time with his wife, Billie Ann, at the beach in their camper. We were honored and blessed to call him father, grandfather and great-grandfather, husband, brother and friend. He touched our lives in countless ways and was proud of each and every one of us. He was also a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, Russell is preceded in death by siblings, James Hoyle, Howard Hoyle, Mary Lou Hoyle and Boyd Hoyle.
Russell is survived by his wife of 37 years, Billie Ann Costner Hoyle; sons, Edward and Gerri Hoyle of Lexington, Steve and Carol Costner of Shelby, Jimmy Graham and Lee Anne Wade of Shelby, Russell Hoyle Jr. and Robin of Gastonia; daughter, Barbara and Wendell Brown of Iron Station; sons, Scott Hoyle of Cherryville and Wesley Costner and Karen of Boiling Springs; and daughter, Candace Hoyle Eaker of Cherryville; a brother, Harvey Hoyle and wife Norma of Lawndale; 15 loving grandchildren; and nine wonderful great -grandchildren.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory.
Funeral service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church
Officiated by: Dr. Tim Sims
Burial: Will follow at Cleveland Memorial Park.
Funeral home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.
Memorials: May be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 606 S. Dekalb Street Shelby NC 28150
Guest registry: www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com