John Tom ‘J.T.’ Kyle
1915 - 2009
John Tom “J.T.” Kyle, 93, of Wichita Falls passed away Monday, Jan. 12.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Pursley, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, officiating.
Interment will follow at Crestview Memorial Park.
A son of the late W.B. and Ethel Mae Kyle, he was born October 16, 1915, in Tishomingo, OK. He and Pauline Aytes were married August 5, 1948, in Archer City.
She preceded him in death January 12, 2005. He served in the United States Army during World War II. During his three years of service he was awarded a Good Conduct Medal, weather medal, and a Bronze Star. He was an auto mechanic and worked for Ford, Birge and Baggett Bridwell Motor Companies. After retirement, he opened a trade store in Iowa Park.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers, E.L., Gene Ray, Ed, and Lawerence; a son, Bill Dickerson; a grandson, Terry Dickerson; a granddaughter, Chrissy; and great-granddaughter, Keri Leigh Kyle.
Survivors include his children, Linda Simco, and Pete Kyle, both of Wichita Falls, Mattie Lou Tate of Iowa Park, and Orlin Lee Dickerson of Kamay; a brother, Fonzo of Wisconsin; five sisters, Linda, Wanda, and Juanita, all of California, Sue of Tennessee, and Doris of Missouri; twelve grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and ten great-great-grandchildren.