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 Raymond Mitchell “Ray” Kyle

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Raymond Mitchell “Ray” Kyle

  • Birth 4 Mar 1919 Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 17 Mar 2006 Valrico, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Riverview, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
  • Memorial ID 49913874

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 dog tracks and casinos, 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 the stray cats. Seemed he always needed animals to take care - he had taken care of animals all his life. Ray never met a stranger and it was absolutely impossible to embarrass him. You never knew what he'd say or when 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 he'd say, "Glad you got to see me."


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  • Added: 18 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49913874
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Raymond Mitchell “Ray” Kyle (4 Mar 1919–17 Mar 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49913874, citing Serenity Meadows Memorial Park, Riverview, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by MEMORIES (contributor 47230964) .