Allen Kenneth Lyles

August 4, 1930 ~ June 6, 2022 (age 91)

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Sumter, SC …. Allen Kenneth Lyles (Ken), 91, of Sumter passed away on June 6, 2022, at his home with family present.    

Ken was born on August 4, 1930, to Agnes and Clifford Lyles. He was the 3rd of 9 children. He met and married his beloved wife, Barbara on April 10, 1950.

Ken served in the United States Air Force for 22 years. He traveled around the world while serving his country, including Japan, Okinawa, Guam, England, Spain, Vietnam, Labrador, and Northern Africa. He received many commendations and medals, including the bronze star, during his military career. His second career was in insurance; and his third career was in real estate investment and management. Even at 91 years of age, he had trouble staying retired. Ken was president of the Sumter Coin Club for more years than anyone can remember. His generosity, advice, guidance, sage words, and humor made a difference in the lives of others. He was quick to help family, friends, neighbors, and strangers; he always had something to give.

Ken was predeceased by his parents, two sisters: Doris Fernander and Sybil Gaskins, three brothers: Harold Lyles, Jerry Lyles, and Cong Lyles.

Ken is survived by his wife of 72 years, Barbara Lyles, his four children: Kathleen Lyles Sapp, Kenneth Lyles (Kris), Melanie Lyles MacKinnon (Malcolm), and Adam Lyles, eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild, two brothers: Dan Lyles (Dottie), Bill Lyles (Shirley), two sisters: Carol Bradham, Jean Redmond, and his sister-in-law Gloria Lyles.

A receiving of friends will be held on Thursday, June 16th from 4-6 at Bullock Funeral Home and Crematorium

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The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.

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June 16, 2022

4:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Bullock Funeral Home
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150

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June 16, 2022

5:45 PM
Bullock Funeral Home
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150

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