Funeral services for Dorothy Launa (Walker) Lyle, 85, of Orr, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel of Ringling, with the Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Interment will follow at the Orr Cemetery south of Ringling.
Dorothy was born Dec. 22, 1928, at McLain, Texas, to the late Cecil Gilbert Walker and Addie Irene (Rogers) Walker. She departed this life Christmas evening, Dec. 25, 2013, at Mercy Hospital of Ardmore.
Dorothy was a resident of this area the majority of her life. She married the late William "Bill" Houston Lyle on Jan. 20, 1947, at Gainesville, Texas. They made their home in the town of Orr, and soon moved east of town in 1948 where Dorothy still resided. She was a devoted housewife and homemaker who always had a garden and enjoyed quilting. She loved to cook for everyone, and liked watching football, especially the Ringling Blue Devils. Bill preceded her in death on Dec. 29, 1997. She was a very loving mother and grandmother to many, and was a member of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Ringling.
In addition to her husband Bill, also preceding her in death are her parents, Cecil and Addie Walker; son, Ronnie Louis Lyle – July 5, 1953; daughter-in-law, Connie Gail Lyle on April 29, 2005; brothers, Paul, Earl and Melvin Walker; and sister, Mary Francis "Walker" Lyle.
Survivors include her beloved children, Roger Keith Lyle and wife, Judy, of Davis, James "Jim" Douglas Lyle and wife, Lisa, of Porter, William "Tony" Anthony Lyle of Orr, Phyllis Ann (Lyle) Hawkins and husband, Donnie, of Ringling, and Charles Wesley Lyle and wife, Becky, of Orr; brothers, Bruce Walker of Dallas, and Charles Walker of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous other family and friends.
Casket bearers will be Wes Stroud, Landon Lyle, Clay Lyle, Walker Lyle, Nathan Boyd, and Brian McDaniel.
Honorary bearers will be Leaha Stroud, Marlee Lyle, Anne Boyd, Rebecca Russell, Kash Lyle, Angela Lloyd, Deanna McDaniel, Kasie Mallory and Oliver Lyle.
Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Alexander Funeral Home of Ringling.
Condolences may be shared online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.