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KYLE, James William 'Bill' Born May 21, 1917, in Roane County, Tennessee. Passed away at home October 31, 2011. Bill was born in the same log house that his father was born in. Bills parents were T.D. and Elizabeth Kyle and he had 7 sisters and brothers. In 1935, the family moved to the Antelope Valley where Bill farmed with his dad. While on a trip back to Tennessee, Bill met Wanda Wright, in Oklahoma. He carried on a letter writing campaign for 5 years to win her over. After Wanda graduated from Oklahoma A & M, she married him in 1940. They farmed in the Antelope Valley with their son and grandson. Bill and Wanda were married 70 years at the time of Wandas death in June of 2010. Bill is survived by his daughters Genel Terrell, Julia Kyle, Geneva (Tom) Montgomery, and son Gailen (Julie) Kyle. He is also survived by his sister Evelyn Kohler, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at Mumaw Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at Joshua Memorial Park & Mortuary. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Lancaster Baptist Church, 4020 East Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA 93535, in Bills memory.

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