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Ken P

Rob was friend to anyone he meet. He and I sat in a beach chair, cockpit chair, and blues guitar chair for hundreds of hours. Rob’s memories of life in Texas and world travels were spot on with mine. Always happy Rob. He’s gone but will never be forgotten. Rest in peace and happy tailwinds.

Robert Jordan Lytle


Robert Jordan Lytle died unexpectedly on Sunday, December 9, 2018 in his adopted city of Jacksonville, Florida.

He was born on December 12, 1953 in Uvalde, Texas to the late William Edward Lytle and Dottie Jean Jordan.

Rob attended Spring Branch High School in Houston, Texas and after high school, Rob served four years in the Navy, using skills gained there in aerial survey with Western Geophysical of Houston.

He later moved to Florida to realize his childhood dream of becoming a professional pilot. At the end of his flying career he formed Lytle Floorworks, Inc., a construction firm which came to be recognized for beautiful craftsmanship and quality. At the time of his death, Rob was involved in the restoration of a 19th century schoolhouse, a project he loved. Rob loved the conservation and restoration of old buildings. His projects showed an uncommon artistic sensibility and sensitivity to history.

Rob was passionate about his family, his profession, music, good books, airplanes and animals. He was a joyful extrovert who enjoyed good company and telling good jokes. He loved passionately and lived large fully enjoying all life had to offer. He will be missed.

He leaves behind his sister and only surviving relative, Karen Melody Lytle of West Lake Hills, Texas and the love of his life, Susan Brown.

Services will be at 10:30 am on Saturday, December 15, 2018 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard

In lieu of flowers please contribute to Nassau Humane Society or an animal charity of your choice.


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