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Raymond Mitchell "Ray" Kyle
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Birth: Mar. 4, 1919
Hartselle
Morgan County
Alabama, USA
Death: Mar. 17, 2006
Valrico
Hillsborough County
Florida, USA

World War II Purple Heart Recipient. Ray was born to Jasper and Willie (Baker) Kyle. He was the youngest of three sons and was predeceased by his two older brothers, Clifford and Cranford Kyle. Ray was a World War II, Purple Heart decorated veteran. He was wounded in both North Africa and Italy. In 1947, he married Miss Betty Faye Ware. Ray moved his family from Adamsville, Alabama to Hillsborough County, Florida in 1955; where he took a job as building superintendent with Spiller's Home Builders. Ray remained a general/roofing contractor until his retirement at age 82. He is survived by his former wife, Betty of Valrico; four sons, Jerry (Debi) of Valrico; Tim (Terri) of Tampa; David (Shannon) of Knoxville, Tennessee; and Kris (Debbie) of Valrico. He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Michelle, Shawn, Preston, Devin, Stephanie, and Cameron Kyle. On December 3, 2009, Devin Michael Kyle, Jr. was born; making Ray a great grandfather. Ray never talked about World War II with the exception of saying, "You don't know what dark is and you don't know what it's like to be scared." Ray loved going to the dog track and the casino, he loved playing cards, he loved his cows and when he was no longer able to have cows he use to go to an abandoned warehouse and feed a bunch of stray cats. Seemed he always needed animals to take care of because it had done it all his life. Ray never met a stranger and it was absolutely impossible to embarrass him. You never knew what he'd say or where he'd holler it out. He had many favorite sayings but a couple were: "I'M THE GREATEST!" and another was when he would be leaving after paying someone a visit and he would say, "Glad you got to see me."
 
 
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 Parents:
  Jasper Thad Kyle (1884 - 1971)
  Willie Cranford Baker Kyle (1892 - 1986)
 
 Siblings:
  Clifford Thorpe Kyle (1913 - 1998)*
  Cranford Deryl Kyle (1915 - 1995)*
  Raymond Mitchell Kyle (1919 - 2006)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
PFC US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
PURPLE HEART

 
Burial:
Serenity Meadows Memorial Park
Riverview
Hillsborough County
Florida, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 18, 2010
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Raymond Mitchell Ray Kyle
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Raymond Mitchell Ray Kyle
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May God bless you and all of your family with his pure grace and peace. Amen.
- LYNNE
 Added: May. 21, 2016

- sniksnak
 Added: May. 7, 2016
World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from September 1, 1939 through September 2, 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.
- Sherry Goolsby, Genealogical Research
 Added: Apr. 26, 2016
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