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Gary Michael Lyle

December 11, 1944 ~ May 25, 2022 (age 77)

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Gary Michael Lyle, age 77 of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at home surrounded by his family.

Born in Stephens County, Georgia on December 11, 1944, he was a son of the late Jenny Walker & the late Doyle Lyle. Gary was a Vietnam War combat veteran, serving in the United States Navy. He served three tours in Vietnam with River Division 514 on river patrol boats then was stationed in the Philippines and in Key West. Gary did not speak much about his time in the Navy and wanted no recognition saying only that it was his duty. After returning home, he worked in law enforcement and as a private investigator. Gary was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Corbett Baker.

Survivors include his loving wife of 25 years, Valerie Baker Lyle; children & spouses, David Lyle (Michelle); Josh Allen (Kelly); grandchildren, Blaine Lyle, India Piper Allen, Cannon Lyle, & Niko Allen; brothers & sisters-in-law, Tommy Walker (Kathy); David Lyle (Lori); & sister, Barbara Ann Hardin.

A graveside service honoring the life of Gary will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, 1095 Ayersville Road, Toccoa, Georgia. 30577 with Pastor Roy Bainey officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Grant Reeves Honor Guard.

Flowers are accepted or the family requests that donations be made in Gary’s memory to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Haiti Fund, 1095 Ayersville Road, Toccoa, GA. 30577

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Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256

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Graveside Memorial Service
May 28, 2022

10:00 AM
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery
1095 Ayersville Road
Toccoa, GA 30577

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