In Loving Memory…

James D. Lyle

James David “Jimmy” Lyle, 81, of Green Ridge, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017, at Bothwell Regional Health Center.

He was born June 12, 1936, in Knob Noster, the son of Clarence David Lyle and Lourissa Nevils Lyle.

On September 19, 1959, in Raytown, he was united in marriage to Dorlis P. “Dee” Kunzweiler, who survives of the home.

Jimmy was a farmer through and through. He raised row crops and livestock, and loved everything associated with farming. In later years, he enjoyed riding “around the block” in his truck. He was an avid reader and kept a diary. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

In addition to his wife of 58 years, Dorlis, he is survived by three children, James David Lyle II (Kelly D.), of Independence, Brian Lyle, of Kansas City, and Laura Rhoads (Jeff), of Smithton; seven grandchildren, Krista, Kylie, Caleb, James David III, Kimi, Becky and Aaron; two great-grandchildren, Kara and Daxton; and his sister, Mary Lee Lyle.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Glenn Marvis Lyle.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 22, at Heckart Funeral Home, with Ken Vickrey officiating.

Casket bearers will be James David Lyle III, Aaron Lyle, Caleb Rhoads, Colby Snapp, Matt Long and Matt Vickrey.

Honorary bearers will be Norman Morton, John Chamberlin and Don Goodman.

Burial will be in Knob Noster Cemetery, with military honors by the U.S. Army.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time Friday at Heckart Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to American Heart Association, Kidney Foundation, American Lung Association or the Diabetes Association.


  1. Denise Swearingin :

    So sorry Laura my deepest sympathies let me know if you need anything.

  2. Eddie & Cathy Nevils :

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Eddie, Cathy, Ryan, & Brandon.

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sorry for your loss.

  4. Bruce and Stacey Morton :

    Our thoughts are with you, so sorry for your loss.

  5. B.K. & Kristy Allen :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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