Lyle A. Koyl, 82, of Burnet died Feb. 18, 2015

Lyle A. Koyl, 82, passed away Feb. 18, 2015. He was born in Lum, Michigan, to Ray and Muriel Koyl.

Lyle graduated from Lapeer High School in Lapeer, Michigan. He then joined the U.S. Marine Corp, serving his country until being honorably discharged from the Marines in 1954. Soon after, he married Frances. They had two children: Kimberly and Kevin.

Lyle owned the first backhoe service in Lapeer County and worked a short time for Consumer Power. He then worked in skilled trades as a welder for Chevrolet Metal Fabrication until his retirement in 1987.

After retirement, he and Frances would travel to Marble Falls, Texas, during the winter and eventually moved to Marble Falls and before finally settling in Burnet, Texas.

Lyle took great care of Frances throughout the many years of their life together until her passing on Feb. 18, 2004. He then was a great help to his neighbor Shirley Edwards as she cared for her husband during the final years of his life.

On May 18, 2008, Lyle was baptized into Berean Christadelphian Fellowship. He then married his wife of six years, Shirley Edwards Koyl.

Lyle was known for his three-mile-a-day walks with his beloved dogs through Delaware Springs.

The family would like to thank all of the caring nurses and staff at Seton Medical Center Williamson in Round Rock with special thanks to Andy “Bryan” Barner.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Frances; infant son Kent L. Koyl; parents; one sister; and two brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Edwards Koyl; daughter, Kimberly Carpenter (Michael); son Kevin Koyl (Marci); stepdaughter, Bethany Correa (Rolly); grandchildren, Jennifer Rouse, Bryan Carpenter, LeeSa Glidewell, Tyler Farrington, MacKenzie Allen, Dustin Correa, Annie Johnston and Tyler Correa; great-grandchildren, Mark, Madison and Mason Glidewell, Morgan and Bryan Rouse, Maddox Carpenter and Kinsley Johnston; sister-in-law, Ruth Boyden (Merlin); nephew Jerry Connolly (Kitty); several more nieces and nephews; and his special furry companions, Willow and Cuddles.

A funeral service is noon Feb. 19 at Edgar & Jenkins Family Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 10 a.m..

Interment with military honors is Feb. 21 at Mount Hope Cemetery in Lapeer.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made in Lyle’s honor to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio St., Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611; by calling 888-733-6741; or by visiting www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org.

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