Homer Pyles passed away July 9, 2016, at the Jean Waddle Hospice
Center in Somerset, Ky.
He was 77. He was born in the Sandy Valley community of Wayne County
February 19, 1939, being the third child of Charley and Bertha
Goodman Pyles. He was married to Rina Kay Bell who survives, along
with two sons—Thomas Pyles (Julie) and Cosby Boston.
He also is survived by two grandchildren—Hallie Pyles and Codi
Boston. Other survivors include one brother—Conley Pyles and two
sisters—Evelyn Stinson and Ruth Castle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers—Hobart and
Donald, and his sisters—Betty Conn and Kathy Piercy.
He attended school at Sandy Valley where he made lifelong friends.
He was a member of Canada's Creek Baptist Church where he attended
faithfully until his illness prevented him.
He began his trucking career by hauling logs for Estil Koger in the
late 50s. In the early 60s he had construction jobs in western
Kentucky with Pat Vogler and Bill Kendrick.
Later, he became employed by McCutchen and Pyles Lumber and Lake
Cumberland Cedar of Burkesville. These companies sent him all
throughout different states. After that, he worked for Pyles Lumber
Company of Albany. Peterbilt trucks were his favorite. He ended his
work career as he began in the 50s by working for Jones Logging. This
was in June of 2015, two weeks after he was diagnosed with cancer.
Homer was a people person. He made friends wherever he went. He will
Published on July 26, 2016