Wayne Irvin Lytle

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Wayne Irvin Lytle, 76, of Fairview, died Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Laurels of Summit Ridge. Born in Buncombe County, he was the husband of Helen G. Edwards Lytle of Fairview, and the son of the late Fred Frye and Ilene Gracie East Lytle. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Henry Lytle, and his beloved dog, Buddy. In addition to being a talented craftsman and woodworker, Wayne was also a past President of both the Fairview Lion’s Club and the Fairview Athletic Association. In addition to his wife of 56 years, Helen, Wayne is survived by 2 sons, Harvey Lytle (Wanda) and Herman Lytle (Susan); one daughter, Rhonda Pruitt (Jeff), as well as ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road. His family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Cane Creek Cemetery.

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  1. I loved this man so much he has been so good to me and he has thought me so much in the last thirty years he has always been there for me and Rhonda and our two sons if every one was as kind hearted as Wayne this would be a much better place he will be missed by so many RIP dad love Jeff……….

  2. Helen and family, we are so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. We both thought a lot of you both. Lattie and Wayne spent many years working together and had lots of good times. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Lattie and Kellie Whittemore

  3. So sorry to hear this about a good friend and co worker. Always had the highest respect for him. Feel bad I moved so far away but wish to exspress my sympathy to the family as I won’t be able to attend service. Lowell

  4. He was a wonderful dad..i was definitely a daddy’s girl and i love him so much.. and i will miss him so much i love you daddy..

  5. So sorry to hear about Wayne’s passing. I always enjoyed when they came to Grandma Chilton’s for family dinners. Wayne and daddy (Ottis Chilton) were first cousins.

  6. Don’t worry Papaw ….. this year we’re going to bring the shot gun shells to your grave & we’re going to Count them together on New Years Day after our yearly shot gun shooting on New Years Eve!!!
    You’re my favorite story teller, my favorite person to watch sports with, my favorite ice cream date, the absolute best toy maker, you had the best taste in Champagne (I’ll never EVER forget when you dumped it in the carpet) & you had the best laugh ever, you’re whole body would just jiggle!!! And best of all, you always said when someone was leaving ‘Stay with us, everything is quiet & peaceful’. Now Papaw, it’s forever peaceful, all the pain & worrying is gone!!!
    Until me meet again my precious Papaw, I’ll miss you every day! I love you so much!!

  7. We are so sorry for your loss.Sending love to you all. Wayne will be missed.
    Love, Raymond, Gwen, Leland

  8. I’m so sorry about Wayne. He was always such a sweet man and always so kind to me. If there is anything at all you all need, I’m here. Love you all.

  9. Always such a friendly and happy man. He will be missed and thought about everyday by the ones left here without him.God hasaanother Angel. Love and prayers for all the family‚ô•
    Rose Natalie

  10. Sorry to hear Herman and Harvey..I am sure is was equal as great a soul as the two of you. Love and Peace. Jon and Aileen Pearlman.

  11. Harvey, Herman, Kristie, Scott… I was sorry to hear about your dad’s (grand dad’s) passing. I never had the priviledge of knowing Mr. Lytle but from knowing you folks, he was a special man. All my thoughts and prayers to you and the family. God Bless.

  12. My thoughts, prayers and condolences are with you all. Wayne was an honorable, hardworking man who loved his family and friends very much. He will be missed.

  13. I am so sorry for All of you and your loss. I have many fond memories from my childhood of all of us.
    Continued prayers for all.
    Love y’all

  14. Prayers and Love to the whole family. Wayne was a GREAT man. His caring for friends and neighbors was immense. His craftsmanship was unsurpassable. We will truly miss him dropping by to visit and share his wisdom. If anyone needs anything at all do not hesitate to let us know

    Roy and Nancy

  15. We were so shocked to learn of Wayne’s passing. He was a very special friend for many years. Lots of stories were told of the ‘stuff’ from years gone by. Jim and Wayne and Helen were friends long before I came into the picture, but I felt a part of that friendship from the beginning. We shared lots of time together until we moved to South Carolina. Wayne was always so funny and made you feel welcome in his home. As everyone who knew him would say, he loved his wife, family and friends very much – everyone was indeed special to him. Our condolences to Helen, Harvey, Herman, Rhonda and their families. I know he will be missed. Will be in touch soon.

  16. Another Fairview icon has gone home. He will be missed. Prayers for Helen, Harvey, Herman, Rhonda and all of the family.

  17. A true icon in its purest form. Being able to say I am his grandson is a priceless part of my life that I will forever cherish. Papaw taught me more than he may ever know, being around him and absorbing his love and knowledge of life and how to’s made me who I am today. In this time of sorrow, I continue to take his advice; he would say ‘c’mon David, don’t cry. These things happen, you’re not exempt this will happen to you too.’ I’m going to miss you papaw, this vessel you were using to show us the wonders of life may be gone, but you will NEVER be gone. You are in my heart, and you will live there as vivacious as ever before. I love you with all my being and thank you for loving me and seeing me for who I really am!

  18. Helen, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers, He will be missed.

  19. Helen, Herman, Harvey, Rhonda and All of the
    Grandchildren and great grandchild. I’m so very
    sorry for your loss.
    May The Lord wrap his loving arms around you all.
    You all will be in my thoughts and prayers always.
    Prayers love and hugs are being sent your way

  20. My sympathies all the family. Wayne has always been our ‘go to’ man. Ask how something works or how to build it and he would know. He (and the boys) built my garage in 1974 with only the plan that was in his head and it is as sturdy today as then. I looked forward to seeing him with Helen at the craft fair every year and feel lucky to have a wooden red-painted toy car that he made. He was truly loved by his family.

  21. So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers ate with you and your family. He is in God’s loving embrace!

  22. Herman, Harvey, Rhonda, Helen; I am very sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. I remember many good times at your house many years ago, with WWNC on the radio in the kitchen, eating friday evening at the cafe. I think about Wayne every time I use a handsaw, he taught me how to start a cut with one! We are praying for you folks, that you will feel God’s strength and peace soon. Holler if we can be of assistance. -Clint and Tammy Gorman

  23. Dear Helen we were so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing he was a very special man who will be missed. We will be praying for your family and you. May God Bless all of you. Love Bill and Susie

  24. I had only met Mr. Lytle once but knowing his sons and their wives and reading stories from all of the people he touched with his goodness have given me a glimpse into a very special man. We are all, ultimately on this earth, reduced to the memories of our time here and Mr. Lytle left of heap of them and a big hole in many hearts. My thoughts and prayers for the family. Keep those memories alive.

  25. To all the Lytle family; So very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and may God give you strength in the coming days.

  26. Helen and the rest of the family. we are so sorry for your loss. Wayne and I had lot of good times growing up. I considered him my very best friend. My own health prevented me from coming to the service. Be strong! and God Bless

  27. Rhonda, I’m sorry to hear about your dad. I know the pain and heart break you are feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through this most difficult time.

    Love you
    Renee Ward Carr

  28. I’m still numb knowing that you’re gone. No more phone calls in the morning, no more front porch conversations, no more car shows, no more projects together, no more fireworks, no more watching races. But the memories we made from all the above can never be erased. My Daddy drug Harvey and I all over the place building, buildings for no pay a lot of times. We didn’t understand what or why you would do such a thing. I started understanding it all several years ago, not only was he building a structure, he was building 2 young men to become the same person as himself. Daddy, I just hope I turned out half as good as you, after reading all these comments, and witnessing all that has taken place since Saturday, HOLY COW my Dad was a legend right in front of me. Sadly enough, didn’t realize it until now. Daddy, I love you with all my heart, I going to miss you terribly, but I know it’s only temporary. Until I see you again, rest in peace. 08/29/2017.


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