David Pyles

Sunday, March 9, 2008

David Pyles

DEXTER, Mo. -- David Pyles, 63, of Dexter died Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

He was born Nov. 6, 1944, at Oran, Mo., son of Chester and Christine Rogers Pyles. He and Shirley Dickerson were married June 25, 1966, in Essex, Mo.

He was a member of New Bethel General Baptist Church and a 25-year employee of the city of Dexter Water Department and had worked previously at Monarch Feed Mills and Arvin Automotive and Triangle Wire. He was active in the Cape Girardeau fast- and slow-pitch softball league.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, John Pyles of Bloomfield, Mo., Matthew Pyles of Dexter; four daughters, Cathy Bain of Scott City, Melinda Wilkison of St. Louis, Candace Pyles and Christina Porter, both of Dexter; and 13 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, two sisters and a grandson.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dean Williams officiating.

Interment will be in Chalk Bluff Cemetery.