Marvin Olan Kyle, Jr.

marvin kyle, jr.

March 6, 1935 ~ August 12, 2021

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Salem, SC

Marvin Olan Kyle, Jr., 86, of Salem, SC, passed away Thursday, August 12, 2021.

A native of Buncombe Co., NC, Mr. Kyle was a son of the late Marvin Olan Kyle, Sr., and Lillie Gasperson Kyle. He was also preceded in death by two infant children.

Mr. Kyle was a member of Oak Grove Christian church. He enjoyed farming and was a devoted caretaker of his wife until his passing.

Mr. Kyle was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and worked in the research department at BASF. He was an Angus Cattle farmer, known for the prestigious genetic line of his cattle at the Maple Knoll Angus Farm. He was a member of the NC Cattleman’s Association, the Angus Association, and on the Board of Directors for the NC Angus Association.

Surviving is his wife of 61 years, Mary Jeanne Scott Kyle; daughters, Marlene Ball of Waynesville, and Juanita Sanders (Steve) of Asheville; sons, Scotty Kyle (Gidget) of Arden, and Michael Kyle (Nichole) of Nebo; 9 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 21, in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.


Visitation: August 21, 2021 1:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Service: August 21, 2021 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Burial: August 21, 2021 3:00 pm

Pisgah View Memorial Park
1529 Smoky Park Highway
Candler, NC 28715


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  1. Mr Kyle was always pleasant and friendly. We all admired his work ethic and what he represented.
    Deeply sorry for you families loss.

  2. Marvin will surely be missed, he was a wonderful neighbor and my first cousin. So thoughtful and always helping those in need. My parents thought the world of Marvin and the whole family..
    Love you guys.

  3. A great loving and caring person. He had a nice smile, good sense of humor. He will be greatly missed.
    We are sorry for your loss. He will always be with you in your heart and memories.

  4. Marvin was a kind man and wonderful neighbor. He loved his bees and was devoted to his wife, Mary. His patience with her and love for her was so apparent and precious.
    Marvin will be missed in our neighborhood. Our love and prayers for Mary and their family.

  5. Mr. Kyle was a great man. He will be forever missed. Praying for your family during this difficult time.

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