Lawrence Butch Pyle
Lawrence E. "Butch" Pyle

Lawrence E. "Butch" Pyle,79, of Opekiska Community, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at his residence. He was born on January 7, 1940, in Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Rev. Orville G. Pyle and Viola Mae (Lahew) Pyle.

Butch was a United States Navy Veteran serving his country from 1957-1963. He was in the banking business for 35 years, retiring from Chevy Chase Bank. Butch was a member of the A.F.&A.M. Masonic Lodge #9 of Fairmont.

Butch is survived by his son, Larry Pyle Jr. and his wife, Tracy of Brentwood, Tennessee; two daughters, Christina Hellemn and her husband, Thomas of Jefferson, Georgia and Jennifer McCready and her husband, Allen of Watkinsville, Georgia; eleven grandchildren, Michael Pyle, Bryana Pyle, Rachel Pyle, Madelynne Hellemn, Sara Hellemn, Jackson Hellemn, Elizabeth Hellemn, Anna Hellemn, Peyton Ryberg, Lindsey Ryberg and Connor McCready.

Also surviving are two brothers, Cam Pyle of Fairmont and Ray Pyle and his wife, Debbie, both of Fairmont; five sisters, Helen Triplett of Morgantown , Sioux Ryan and husband Bud of Fairmont, Mary Ann Prince and husband Bill of Fairmont, Martha Johnson and husband Roger of Fairmont and Mattie Vincent and husband Bud of Fairmont; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law Dorothy "Dottie" Pyle and a brother-in-law Sennett Triplett.

A memorial service will be held for family and friends on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Cam Pyle officiating at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont. Military Honors will be conducted at the funeral home by the Marion County Veterans Council Honor Guard and the United States Navy Honor Guard.

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Published on December 3, 2019


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