Maxwelton-Verle Lee Pyles, Sr., 81, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at the White Sulphur Springs Center after battling a long illness.
Born June 9, 1939, in Sebert, WV, he was the son of the late Verle Eula Pyles and Hallie Marie Kershner.
Verle was retired from the Department of Highways Advance Planning Division, as a technical engineer. He was a member of Edgewood Presbyterian church in Lewisburg. He was a former member of the Clifton Presbyterian Church where he sang in the choir for four years. He was also a member of the American Legion, Moose Lodge, and Elks Club. He served as a member of the WV Army National Guard. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He loved animals especially his dog, Lady, and three cats, Pookie, Sam, and Jamie.
In addition to his parents Verle was preceded in death by two sisters, Hellen Radice and Bernice Marriott Cardiges, and a grandchild, William Neal Houdyschell.
Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Sarah Mae Pyles; two sons, Verle L. Pyles Jr. (Lora) of Alderson and Tony M. Pennington (Andrea) of White Sulphur Springs; daughters, Linda M. Pennington (Oran Pack) of Fairlea, Lisa Houdyschell of Kenova, and Angie Hill (Phillip) of Denmar; sister, Jean Humphreys (Robert) of Florida; grandchildren, Christopher Pennington (Sarah), Larry, Gabrielle, and Emily Pyles, Anthony, and Derrick Pennington, Jacob, Caleb, and Lydia Houdyschell, Mathew, and Cody (Cecilia) Hill; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services were held on Friday, July 24, at Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg, where Pastor Susan Campbell officiated. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service. Burial followed in Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg.
Online guestbook may be signed at www.morganfh.net