Mr. Dwight David Lyle, age 73, of Fernandina Beach passed away on Monday evening, July 10, 2017 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville.
Born in Alma, GA he was one of eleven children born to the late David William Lyle and Carra Mae Gregory. He grew up in Alma where he was a graduate of Bacon County High School, Class of 1962. Upon graduating from high school he enlisted in the United States Army where he served as a Communication Specialist until retiring from Fort Sill, OK. During his 23 years of active duty service; he served four tours in Vietnam, two tours in Korea and 5 years in Germany. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Upon retiring, he and his wife Dorothy Kelley moved to Fernandina Beach. Since settling here he has worked as a Maintenance Mechanic at the Amelia Island Plantation.
He enjoyed fishing, time with his family and piddling with things at home.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, James Lyle and a sister, Ann McIntosh.
Mr. Lyle leaves behind his wife, Dorothy Lyle, Fernandina Beach, FL, children, Sheri Adams (Marvin), Lawton, OK, Jesse Preston Rogers (Jean), Stuart, FL, Terry Wayne Rogers (Lauri), Lexington, NC, Johnny Lionel Rogers (Gloria), Columbia, SC, brothers, Paul Lyle, Jacksonville, FL, Mark Lyle, Fernandina Beach, FL, Joe Lyle, Yulee, FL, John Lyle, Yulee ,FL, Jesse Lyle, Fernandina Beach, FL, sisters, Dot Cook, Fernandina Beach FL, Wanda Meeks, Lagrange, GA, Brenda Edge, Winder, GA, nine grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Monday at The Anchor Church of God in Callahan with Pastor Dwight Allen, officiating.
Mr. Lyle will be laid to rest in Jacksonville National Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by the U.S. Army Ceremonial Honors Detachment.
His family will receive friends on Monday, at the church, from 10:00 am, until the hour of the service.