Funeral services for Lyle E. Young, 91, Lawrence, will be held Thursday, 1:00 p.m., July 18, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence. Private burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence. Lyle passed away peacefully, Sunday July 14, 2013 at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
Lyle was born the eldest son in Clifton, KS on February 28, 1922 to Glenn and Remore Young. He graduated from Clifton High School in 1939. He worked for Northern Natural Gas Company until he enlisted in the Army Air Force and became a flight engineer out of San Antonio and then Laredo, Texas. After the war, Lyle went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1946 and retired after nearly 38 years in 1984 as Manager of Network Maintenance for AT&T. Many of these years he was the Wire Chief in Lawrence and saw the introduction of telephones in the dorms of KU students.
Lyle met his wife, Faye, in 1946 and they were married on April 10, 1947. He is survived by his beloved wife, Faye and his younger sister, Lenore Smith of Topeka, KS. He was proud of his twin children, Bob (Sherry) of Topeka, KS and Barb Innes (Bob) of Overland Park, KS, grandchildren, Jennifer Young, Michael Young and Stephen Innes and many nieces and nephews. Lyle was preceded in death by his brother, Lenard and his grandson, Scott Kristopher Innes.
Lyle was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Royal Order of Jesters of Overland Park, KS, member of The Shrine-Acadia Lodge #9, The Scottish Rite Bodies in Lawrence, the Abdallah Temple, Past President of Lawrence Shrine Club, Charter Member of the Jayhawk Fire Brigade, member of the American Legion Post 14, and a life member of AT&T Pioneers Club. Lyle was also a former deacon for Lawrence First Presbyterian Church, a former member of the Elks Lodge#0595, The Lyons Club, and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
Lyle will be remembered for his wit, humor and wisdom he shared with all. He was a Winter Texan, RV camping enthusiast, a KU fan, and treasured by his many friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Children’s Mercy Hospital or Shriners Hospitals for Children and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.