Claude C.W. Lyle

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Claude C.W. Lyle, a resident of Eureka Springs, AR , he was born May 23, 1926 in Vernon, TX, a son of Claude Worth and Eva (Shaw) Lyle. He departed this life Saturday, April 25, 2009, at the age of 82.

Mr. Lyle worked for his parents in their grocery store. He served in the United States Navy C.B.'s during World War II, and two years in the Pacific. He was a resident of Forth Worth, TX for 38 years where he worked in car dealerships, ran a Texaco station, and owned Exxon gas station, and two laundromats for 32 years with his wife Aileen Lyle. They were married 46 years until her passing in 1990.

Claude and Marie were married on June 5, 1992. He retired and they moved to Beaver Lake in Eureka Springs, AR in 1993. He was a member of Holiday Island Community Church, and the Masons/Shriner.

Claude is survived by his daughter, Jean and Joe Malone of Richland Hills, TX, his son, Jim and Julianne Lyle of Branson, MO, three granddaughters, Jennifer and Kevin Ray of Harrison, AR, Jamie and Neal Blackburn of Columbia, MO, Erika McMurphree of Richland Hills, TX, great-grandchildren, Aliyah, Mariah, and Bailey Blackburn, Tristin Ray, and Noah McMurphree.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Aileen Lyle, and parents.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at the Holiday Island Community Church with the Rev. Allen Thrasher officiating under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Memorial donations may be sent to Holiday Island Community Church Building Fund, 188 State Line Drive, Holiday Island, AR 72631. Online condolences may be sent to the family at