• "May God give the family strength and comfort during this..."
    - Deborah

ROBERT TELFORD LYLE, JR. Robert Telford Lyle, Jr., age 70, passed away June 6, 2014, at Treasure Coast Hospice in Ft. Pierce. He was born September 14, 1943, in Haines City, FL, and has lived in Ft. Pierce since 1985, coming from Ft. Walton Beach, FL. He attended Haines City High School, where he was a three- sport letterman, and then attended the University of Florida on a football scholarship, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in 1965. He went into education and coaching, and retired in 2005 as Athletic Director at Ft. Pierce Westwood High School. Among his career accomplishments, he coached the Palatka High School football team to a 3A state championship in 1981, and was named a Florida Coach of the Year. He loved the outdoors and was a lifelong fisherman. He also enjoyed golfing, cooking, reading and traveling across the United States. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Susan MacRae Lyle of Ft. Pierce; daughter, Sara Kate Lyle of Brooklyn, NY; siblings Darlene Preston of Palatka, FL, Michael Lyle of Haines City, FL, Patti Jo Lewis of Orange Park, FL, and Cindy Lyle Faustino of Jacksonville, FL. In addition, he is survived by several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Mary Frances Lyle. Memorial contributions can be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 Dunn Rd., Ft. Pierce, FL, 34981 (, as well as the Boys & Girls Club of America, 607 N. 7th St., Ft. Pierce, FL, 34950 ( A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 2:00PM in the Haisley Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Haisley Funeral & Cremation Services, Ft. Pierce. An online guest book may be signed at

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Haisley Funeral and Cremation Service
3015 Okeechobee Road Fort Pierce, FL 34947
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Published in the TC Palm on June 18, 2014
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