Monday, August 27, 2012

LCG: Wayne Pyle Obituary

Louis Wayne Pyle II

Obituary - Charlotte Observer

Louis Wayne Pyle II MATTHEWS - Louis Wayne Pyle II, a native Californian, died at his home in Matthews, NC, at the age of 65 years on August 25, 2012, after a valiant two-year battle with cancer. Mr. Pyle was born in San Francisco on September 28, 1946. At 6'3" tall, Mr. Pyle was a big man with a big, compassionate heart who put his whole being into everything he did. He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Suzanne Kloster Pyle, three children and two grandchildren: his son, Michael Pyle, married to Mayuko of California, and his twin daughters, Angela, married to Dwight Mullis, of Charlotte, NC, their sons Aiden, age 19 months, and Easton, age 2 weeks; and Kathleen Pyle of California. His brothers are David Pyle from California, Gary Pyle from Pennsylvania and Jeffry Pyle from California. He also had two stepbrothers, Fred and Timothy Hackett, and two stepsisters, Elizabeth Hackett and Catherine Hackett Welch. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Pyle and Frances Hackett, and one brother, Ernie Pyle.

Mr. Pyle was 1972 graduate of Ambassador College in Pasadena, California. He worked for the college and the Worldwide Church of God until 1995 in various capacities over the years in Transportation, Mail Processing, and in the Media/Circulation Departments. 

In the years following, he became a part of the Living Church of God as Media Coordinator. Mr. Pyle came to North Carolina with the Living Church of God in 2002 to serve God's Work and God's people. As a long-time deacon, his devotion to his duties was legendary. If there was a job to be done he was there to do it until his failing health made it impossible for him carry on. 

He had many interests which he pursued with his usual passion. His lifelong love of mountaineering brought him national recognition as an expert on the mountains of North America, but none of his interests were more important to him than his family and his church brethren. 

The family deeply appreciates the over whelming expressions of concern and condolences from so many people around the world and the loving, heartfelt care Mr. Pyle received. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday from 6-8 PM at Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel, 3700 Forest Lawn Drive, Matthews, NC 28104. Funeral services will be held at 11AM Wednesday in the funeral home Chapel. The family will have a reception immediately following the service at the funeral home. An online guestbook is available at www.heritagefuneral.net.

9 comments:

DennisCDiehl said...

Wayne would be one of the few exceptions to "call no man good." :) I never met a more positive person, no matter the organization or belief.

Assistant Deacon said...

Agreed, Dennis. A very kind individual.

Allen C. Dexter said...

Just assuming he's a member of the Pyle family I knew when I was with the organization, I know they were genuinely fine people and very sincere. We were all deluded, but that didn't mean we were either stupid or malevolent.

DennisCDiehl said...

There was another Pyle family who were more into WCG / Imperial Schools background, i.e. Ray etc. Wayne came to WCG on his own as I did. He was in college in northern calif when he came to AC.

I dont think I have ever met a more enthusiastic person in my life ha

Dave said...

"doing God's work", the delusion continues even after death---"a very kind individual" yet one who directly or indirectly helped to perpetuate rligious myths and spiritual abuse.Why does death always seem to gloss over the reality of a person's behavior?

DennisCDiehl said...

Dave: every member of every offshoot and fundamentalist sect of Christianity, minister and member does that. It's not unique and , to me, there comes a time to let it go and just see the person without the baggage

Anonymous said...

If that is your only standard Dave, no one would be at anyone's funeral including yours.

Steve Kisack said...

It never ceases to amaze me how no one ever talks about how GOOD a person is/was until they are dead. "The bestest, goodest, kindest, more enthusiastic than any living creature, positive, genuinely fine and sincere." Wow! What a guy! I bet they don't say all that about the rest of us. Well, of course they won't. We're not dead yet. But, when we're dead, they will. Hey, I've been doing "god's work" for forty years. They should have plenty of adjectives for me! :-)

Kanani said...

I was in "Spokemans Club" with Wayne in the early 80's in Glendora CA..... Dead or alive, I have always considered Wayne to be one of the most genuinely finest, gentle, CARING people that I have had in my life. I never... ever.... heard him say a negative word about anyone.... RIP Wayne..... you kept the faith and walked the walk.