Harold L. Lyles was called home to heaven on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, with his beloved wife of 48 years, Nancy Lyles, by his side. Born on Feb. 10, 1929, to the late Agnes and Clifford Lyles, Harold was a devoted husband, a loving father and a doting grandfather. He faithfully served his Lord and Savior, his family and his community. Harold was a lifelong member of Grace Baptist Church and lived a storied life as a veteran of World War II, owner of Spee-Bo's Drive-In Restaurant and the Lyles Insurance Agency. He retired from Aflac after many years of service.
Harold was an active volunteer with the Red Cross, Jaycees, United Way and the Sumter County Republican Party. On his 90th birthday, Gov. Henry McMaster conferred the Order of the Silver Crescent on Harold in recognition of his dedication, commitment and leadership for benefiting South Carolina and her citizens.
Harold is survived by his wife, Nancy McIntosh Lyles; his three children, Lisa L. Glasscock (Marion), Julie Lyles Pate (Player) and Steven H. Lyles (Jennifer); and his seven grandchildren, Hannah Leverette, Courtney Leverette, Chris Leverette, Emma Pate, Lily Pate, Nolan Sadlock and Cameron Sadlock. He is survived by his siblings, Sybil Gaskin (Buck), Kenneth Lyles (Barbara), Dan Lyles (Dotty), Carol Bradham (Raymond), Jerry Lyles (Gloria), Bill Lyles (Shirley) and Jean Redman. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Doris Fernander, and brother Cong P. Lyles.
Visitation will held on Friday at Bullock Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at Grace Baptist Church at 2 p.m., and his burial will follow the funeral at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com to sign the family's guestbook.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.
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