Mr. Robert Lewis Lyles was born November 16, 1960 in Americus, Sumter County, Georgia to the late John Benjamin Lyles and Bertha Ree Holmes Lyles. He was preceded in death by two siblings, Nettie Pearl Lyles Woods and Ruby Dean Lyles Baisden. He was also preceded in death by three brothers-in-law, Robert Baisden, Sr., Benjamin Thomas, and John Melvin Ingram.
He was educated in the public school system of Sumter County whereas he was a 1979 graduate of Americus High School. He enlisted in the United States Army January 15, 1980 and was honorably discharged October 25, 1982. During the time of his service, he was a member of the 196 Avn Company whereas he was a Petroleum Supply Specialist. He was the recipient of the Army Service Ribbon and Expert M-16 Rifle Badge.
He was formerly employed with Davidson Rubber Company as an assemble line technician. He acquired his Christian training in the local churches of Americus and Albany.
He leaves a legacy of love and memories to his beloved family which include his four children, Sabrina Lyles (and friend, Anterio McKinney) Albany, Georgia, Crystal Lyles (her friend, Sean Gray) Americus, Georgia, Keyanna Lyles (her friend, Fred Reddick), Albany, Georgia and Travis Wilson (his friend, Cynthia McDonald), Albany, Georgia; nine grandchildren, Keldrick Hightower, Kayshon Lyles, Kayvon Lyles, Anijila Lyles, Dezmon Lyles, Leonnia Moore, Travis Wilson, Jr., Tamia Wilson and Zyion Gray; Maternal grandparents, Allie B. King and Hiram King, Sr., Columbus, Georgia; eleven siblings, Ora Dean Ingram, Americus, Georgia, Nathaniel Lyles, Plains, Georgia, Bennie James Lyles (Lillie), Willie Lee Lyles (Anita), Johnny B. Lyles and Annie Lee Cleveland all of Americus, Georgia, Mary Ann Lyles Hill, South Carolina, Mamie Tavares (Jesus), Plainfield, New Jersey, Sara Lyles Thomas, Jonesboro, Georgia, Annie B. Lyles, Riverdale, Georgia and Charles Edward Lyles (Barbara), Ideal, Georgia; brother-in-law, Eugene Woods, Americus, Georgia; aunts and uncles, Barbara Ann Bradley (Eddie C.) Brenda Lattimore (Jerry) all of Columbus, Georgia, Annie Bell Holmes, Americus, Georgia, Glenn Holmes (Luvena) Tifton, Georgia, Lois Twenty, Lorine Twenty, both of Americus, Georgia, Doris Holmes, Bainbridge, Georgia, Hiram King, Jr. (Teresa) and Clarence King all of Columbus, Georgia; devoted friends, Elaine Davis-Evans, Albany, Georgia and Lisa Rennie, South Plainfield, New Jersey; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
- John, Emmett, Doc Rouland & Family(Saturday, August 17 13 05:46 am EDT)
Remembering the Friendship we have with the Lyles Family. Robert is resting in peace now. We Love you all and may God continue to Bless the family.
- James & Harriett Rouland-Jones(Saturday, August 17 13 05:33 am EDT)
Our thougths and prayers are with the Lyles family. May you"ll find strength and comfort in the word of God.
- Pam Arnett Ingram and Family(Thursday, August 15 13 07:17 pm EDT)
May God bless the Lyles family and I pray that God will strength you all in this time. Know that Jesus is the answer to all our problems. Remember weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning
- Tanitra Durham(Thursday, August 15 13 12:39 pm EDT)
May God bless the Lyles family and also give comfort & strength.
The Wiggins family (Marc,Tanitra,Kaleb, & Kaleigh)
- LINDA SMITH(Wednesday, August 14 13 10:02 pm EDT)
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
- Carolyn Wilson(Wednesday, August 14 13 12:32 pm EDT)
my prays and blessing are with you all my nieces Sabrina,Moosie and Criss. Love you all from your auntie Carolyn and cousins Pop & Trellis.
- Luciana Childs(Wednesday, August 14 13 11:46 am EDT)
When I first met you I smiled!! The short times I had the honor of being in your presence your smile was the first thing I saw. Now the Heavens have a very special angel.