Glenn William "Benny" Kyle Jr., 73, a resident of Huttonsville, passed from this life early Sunday morning, Jan. 19, 2014, in Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
Benny was born Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1940, in Huttonsville, a son of the late Glenn William Kyle Sr. and Blanche Edith Gear Kyle.
On Feb. 9, 1959, in Elkins, he married the former Patricia Ann Channell, who survives. They had celebrated 54 years of
Others left to cherish Benny's memory are his four children, Cynthia Ann Gear and husband, Phil, Norvel William "Barney" Kyle and wife, Sonya, Christopher Edward Kyle and wife, Jennifer, and Crystal Dawn Scott, all of Huttonsville; his three siblings, Eddie Brooks Kyle and wife, Barbara, Robert Neal "Bobby" Kyle and wife, Sandy, and Patricia Sue Ware and husband, Harold, all of Mill Creek; four grandchildren, James William Kyle and wife, Eloise, of Huttonsville, Derrick Alan Gear and fiancee, Amber, of Elkins, Glenn Andrew Kyle and wife, Kasey, of Mill Creek and Amanda Dawn Kyle and fiance, Shawn Watson, of Elkins; and six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Benny attended the schools of Randolph County and had worked for Huttonsville Correctional Center for 24 years and in the K-9 office for nine years. He had worked many other jobs over the years which included several area funeral homes, having last served with the Randolph Funeral Home. While Benny enjoyed his work with the funeral homes, he really enjoyed his volunteer work, which included 34 years with the Mill Creek Huttonsville Volunteer Fire Department where he had also served two years as fire chief. He also was instrumental in starting the Mill Creek location for the Randolph County EMS, and he enjoyed refereeing and umpiring little league games as well as middle school games throughout the area. He was an avid West Virginia University, Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan and had enjoyed hunting, and singing gospel music. He was a member of the Mill Creek Memorial Mission Church. He loved life and his family and was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be at the Randolph Funeral Home Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m. On Thursday, Jan. 23, Benny will be moved to Mill Creek Memorial Mission Church where friends will be received from 10 until 11 a.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Tristan Tenney and the Rev. Harold Swecker will officiate, and interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery.
The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Glenn William "Benny" Kyle Jr. Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.