Former City Councilman and civic leader Garry Wilson Kyle died suddenly on Saturday evening, November 30, 2013 at Val Verde Regional Medical Center at the age of 71. Mr. Kyle was born March 5, 1942 in El Paso, Texas to Curley and Thyra Kyle.
He is survived by wife Cynthia Clark Kyle; brother: Michael Kyle; and brother-in-law: Steve Clark of Austin.
His family moved to Del Rio before he started school. While growing up in Del Rio, Mr. Kyle was awarded the Eagle Scout badge in 1955 at the age of 13. He graduated from Del Rio High School in 1960. Mr. Kyle then attended Baylor University in Waco and Texas Western University in El Paso before serving in the U.S. Army. While in college, he was affiliated with Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.
As a local businessman, Garry Kyle owned and operated the Lone Star Beer distributorship in Del Rio. He was a natural salesman. He was also dedicated to his community, serving for twelve years on the Del Rio City Council beginning in 1980. He was active in local, regional and state levels of government for most of his adult life. He dedicated many years of service to the Middle Rio Grande Development Council, the Texas-Mexico Bridge Owners Association and the Border Trade Alliance, working tirelessly to develop international commerce in the Del Rio area.
An avid golfer, he began his lifelong passion for the game as an 8-year old caddy at the San Felipe Country Club and went on to play on the Del Rio High School golf team. He held dear his life-long friendships with fellow golfers in the area.
Garry Kyle is preceded in death by parents, Curley and Thyra Kyle.
A memorial service officiated by Reverend Tim Brewer and long-time friend Waylon Cowan will be held at the First United Methodist Church on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Memorials can be made to Boy Scouts of America Texas Southwest Council, P.O. Box 1584, San Angelo, TX 76902.
Funeral arrangements with G. W. Cox Memorial Funeral Home, of Del Rio LTD, 114 Fletcher Drive, Del Rio, Texas. 78840 Ph: 830.775.2000
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