Donald Dean Pyle

Donald Dean Pyle, 78, of Lexington, died suddenly Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 at the Lafayette Regional Health Center, Lexington.
Donald Dean Pyle was born March 5, 1932 in Elmer, Mo. to Truman and Ida Mae Pollock Pyle. He married Martha N. Johnson Feb. 18, 1989 in New Cambria, Mo. She survives of the home. Mr. Pyle had retired from the General Motors Plant where he worked in the maintenance department in 1989 after 32 years there. Mr. Pyle was a Navy Veteran and served during the Korean War and served on the U.S.S. Radford #446.
Mr. Pyle was preceded in death by: his parents; grandmother, Floy Zimmerman; a sister, Mae Malone; and a brother, Virgil Pyle.
In addition to his wife Martha, survivors include: two children, Pam Pyle Swope of Richmond and Mike Pyle and wife Stacey of Rapid City, S.D.; two stepchildren, Miles Sprague of Springfield, Neb. and Leigh Ann Janes of Holden; four brothers, Louis Pyle of Kirksville, Earl Pyle and wife Andree of Manhattan, Kan., Larry Pyle of Lee’s Summit, and Harold Pyle of Richmond; two sisters, Thelma McDaniel of Simi Valley Calif. and Donnetta Borden of Elma, Wash.; nine grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home, Lexington. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Elmer Cemetery, Elmer, Mo. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the U.S.S. Radford #446 National Naval Museum.
Arrangements by Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home, Lexington.

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