Lyle was born Aug. 23, 1937 in Wasola, Mo., to Jessie and Mattie (Martin) Price. On Dec. 9, 1961 Lyle and Betty Wheeler were united in marriage in Ava Mo., and to this union three children were born.
Lyle was a lifetime resident of the Wasola community. He retired from Emersons after 14 years. He attended Happy Home Freewill Baptist Church in Ava until his health did not allow it.
Lyle enjoyed spending time on his farm, especially cutting wood. He enjoyed life and just being with all his family and especially his grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
Lyle was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Cathy Laub, two sisters, Glenda and Hettie, and two brothers, Doy and Audie.
Lyle is survived by his wife Betty of the home; four sons, Faron and wife Mary of Wasola, J.D. and wife Pam of Wasola, Wendell of Springfield, and Russell (Bud) and wife Nina of Romance, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; one brother, Lynn Price, of Kingsville, Mo.; one sister, Virginia Burnett of Pottersville, Mo.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Cremation services for Lyle are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, Mo. The family requests memorial donations be made to The Childrens Miracle Network.
Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.
No service is planned at Lyle’s request.