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William Ellis Lyles, Sr.
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Obituary for William Ellis Lyles, Sr.

William Ellis Lyles, Sr., 90, resident of 132 Allison Drive, widower of Mildred Kirven Lyles, passed away December 15, 2017 at Self Regional Medical Center.

Born October 1, 1927, in Darlington, he was a son of the late O.C. and Julia Ellis Lyles. He was a graduate of Darlington High School and attended the University of South Carolina at Columbia. He retired from National Home Builders in Florence as the district manager and was formerly employed with Greenwood Specialty Company .

A member of Harris United Methodist Church, he was a devout Christian and devoted family man. Mr. Lyles was a member of the Mathews Masonic Lodge, #358, A.F.M. and was the past president of the Greenwood County Gamecock Club and continued his devotion to the USC Gamecocks his entire lifetime. He was a former pilot , professional singer and a championship caliber billiards player.

Surviving are two sons, William E. Lyles, Jr and wife Margie, and Stephen C. Lyles and wife Jamie, all of Greenwood; four grandchildren, Stephen C. Lyles, Jr. and wife Amy of Greenwood, Courtney King Lyles of James Island, SC, Gerald Coleman Lyles, Jr. and wife Tiffany of Greer, and David Boyce Lyles of Greenwood; two great-grandchildren, and a daughter-in-law, Tanis Bourne Lyles.

He was predeceased by a son, Gerald Coleman Lyles, Sr., a sister, Elizabeth Lyles Pate and a brother, Obadiah Boyce “O.B.” Lyles.

Private graveside services will be held in Oakbrook Memorial Park at 11:00 am Monday with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating.

The family is at the home of Stephen C., Jr. and Amy Lyles, 102 Coosaw Run in Centre Court in Greenwood and will receive friends Monday from three to six o’clock

The body is at Blyth Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Greenwood, P.O. Box 49776, Greenwood, SC 29649, or to the Self Regional Medical Foundation, 1325 Spring Street, Greenwood, SC 29646.

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11:00 AM
Oakbrook Memorial Park

3007 Highway 25 North
Hodges, SC 29653





3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Home of Stephen C. Lyles, Jr.

102 Coosaw Run
Greenwood, SC 29649


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