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Robert (“Bob”) Lyle

   Into Eternal Rest, Robert (Bob) Lyle passed away on January 9, 2012, at home after a lengthy illness.

   He was a resident of Groves, Texas and lived many years in the Toledo Bend area. He was born in Beaumont, Texas on January 2, 1938. Bob attended Woodcrest Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church of Milam, Texas for many years where he was baptized and served as a deacon. Bob retired from Big 3 Industries/Air Liquide as regional manager. He served in the U. S. Air Force for four years. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, helping others and serving God.

   He is survived by his wife, Pat Lyle of Groves, son, Steve Lyle and wife JoRita of Beaumont, daughter, Brenda Horton and husband Harold of Nederland, grandchildren, Chas, Milton, Michael and Benjamin, great grandchildren, Gage, Talyn, Jason and Elizabeth.

   He is also survived by his sisters, Louise Swartzwelder and Bessie Wright both of Beaumont, brother, Buddy Lyle of Altoona, Pennsylvania, several nieces and nephews.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, Will Morgan Lyle and Ruth Lyle, brother, Phil Lyle.

   A gathering of friends and family will be from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves. Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM Thursday, January 12, 2012 in the Thompson Memorial Chapel at Clayton Thompson in Groves with burial to follow at Haven of Rest Cemetery on Highway 90 in Beaumont.

   Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Southeast Texas Food Bank.