The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

July 9, 2013

Max Pyle

Palestine Herald-Press

— On the morning of July 5, 2013, Max Pyle passed away at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana, TX. He was 76 years old.  

Max was born Nov. 3, 1936 in Weches, Texas to J.D. and Dolly Warren Pyle. He graduated from Palestine High School in 1955 and married Joy Fran Poole of Palestine. He served in the U.S. Army for one term and became employed by Chevron Oil Company and retired after 45 years of service. He was instrumental in creating “truck roadeo” competitions for Chevron’s U.S. division. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and attending the grandkids sporting events. Traveling and talking were some of his favorite pastimes and never passed a fruit stand. He was known for always offering help to anyone who was in need.

Max was preceded in death by his parents, J.D. and Dolly; and brother, Norman.  

He is survived by his wife, Joy; daughters, Lynane and husband Mike Plumlee, and Fran and husband Kenny Urban; grandsons, Rush Plumlee and Clay Urban; granddaughters, Logan Spacek and husband Keith, and Amy Urban; nieces, Teresa and husband Billy Raney and Paula and husband Brian Hendrix; nephew, Dustin and wife Norma Pyle; and great nieces and nephews.  

He also will be missed by numerous lifelong friends and professional colleagues.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 8 at Bailey & Foster Chapel with Billy Raney officiating. Burial followed at Land of Memory. Arrangements were under the direction of Bailey & Foster Palestine.

Pallbearers were Rush Plumlee, Clay Urban, Keith Spacek, Brian Hendrix, Dustin Pyle and Fred Mathis.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.

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