Cecil L. Pyle, 83, North Manchester, entered the Gates of Heaven on Aug. 13, 2021.
Born in rural Silver Lake on Sept. 2, 1937, he was the son of the late Robert A. and Lucile G. (Rager) Pyle.
At an early age, his parents instilled in he and his siblings the importance of faith, and on June 12, 1952, he gave his life to the Lord. He became a member of the Eel River Community Church of the Brethren in Silver Lake, where attending was a true joy. For those who knew him, there was no question that he lived his life for the Lord.
He was a simple man who never asked for help from others but was always willing to help those around him. He had a gracious, caring, loving, and joyful aura that made others happy and grateful. When it came to working as a custodian at the Eel River Church of the Brethren or maintenance at Swihart Grain in Silver Lake, no one could match his work ethic.
The loving memory of Cecil L. Pyle will be forever cherished by his sisters: Doris (Richard) Duhaime, Bradenton, Fla.; Evelyn (Dwight) Boyd, Sebring, Fla.; Esther May, Warsaw; and Joan Knoblett, Robinson, Ill.; sisters-in-law: Lucille Mishler, Columbia City; and Dorothy Pyle, Sebring, Fla.; many nieces and nephews; and his church family. Cecil was preceded in death by his parents: Robert A. and Lucile Pyle; brothers: Robert Pyle and Carl Mishler; and brothers-in-law: Glenn Johnson, Wayne Knoblett, and Harold May.
Family and friends may call from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the Eel River Community Church of the Brethren, 2507 SR 14, Silver Lake. Funeral services will begin at the conclusion of calling with Pastor Roger Eberly officiating. Burial will be at Ulrey Memorial Cemetery, 2507 SR 14, Silver Lake.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Cecil L. Pyle, memorial contributions may be made to the Eel River Community Church of the Brethren, 2507 SR 14, Silver Lake, Indiana 46982.