Billy Joe Lytle

Billy Joe Lytle, 82, of Mission, KS died September 1, 2018 at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, KS. He was born on March 20, 1936 to William T. and Zelpha Land Lytle in Delta, CO.

In 1942, Bill’s parents moved their family from Twin Falls, ID to the Kansas City Area. He graduated from High School in DeSoto, KS in 1954. While still in high school, he began his life long association with the food industry when he went to work in the meat department of Falley’s meat market in Sunflower, KS. After attending the University of Kansas, he went into partnership in the Butcher Boy’s meat market in Overland Park, KS.

Bill went into service in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany from 1959 to 1961. Upon returning to civilian life, he immediately accepted employment as a salesman with Wilson Meat Company and became a regional sales manager. Eventually, he established a partnership in his own food brokerage company, ProMarCo, Inc.

Bill was a member of the Community Christian Church on the Plaza for many years and volunteered in their Food Pantry. Family and friends will remember him as thoughtful, helpful and extremely generous.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William and Zelpha Lytle. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Patty Lytle. Other survivors include his daughters Dianna (Deborah) Lytle and Lori (Andrew) Schmitt; his sons Doug Lytle and Jason (Tara) Lytle; his brother, John (Dee) Lytle; his sister, Phyllis Jordon; five grandchildren, numerous step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Food Pantry at Community Christian Church: 4601 Main St, Kansas City, Mo 64112.

5 Condolences

  1. Paul Porter on September 12, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Doug & Family – Sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I heard lot of very nice things about him. I’m sure he will be missed.

  2. Billy Winters on September 12, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Sure hate to hear about Bill’s passing, as he was a good friend and colleague that will be missed in the meat business. I worked with Bill when I was with Wilson & Co. in the 1970’s, remember many good times as well. A good guy in my books!

    Billy Winters

  3. Tommy Fagan on September 15, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    The Frank P. Fagan family (Wilson Meat Co.) sends its condolences to the Lytle family for Billy’s passing. Peace to you all.

  4. Patsy Lucas-Allenbrand on October 26, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Although I never had the privilege of knowing Billy personally, I recognized his name from my records of DHS graduates. What a wonderful life he lived! May God comfort you and give you peace.
    Patsy Lucas Allenbrand
    De Soto High School Alumni
    De Soto, KS

  5. Andrew Thomas on August 9, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    I thought about Bill today. We had lost contact over the years. Bill was a fantastic man with a loving and caring heart. It saddens me that I didn’t know Bill had passed. Bill you will always hold a very special place in my heart. He made me always feel special when we were together. God bless BL

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