Norman

September 15, 1938 ~ May 22, 2020

Born in: Kentucky
Resided in: Center, KY

While there are tears from those who love him most, we rest assured knowing there is laughter in the heavens today as Norman Lyle is making the rounds.  He never met a stranger and trusted the world was filled with friends.  Norman embodied strength, yet had the softest heart. Tears came easy and often over the years especially where family were concerned. Reading a hand written Father’s Day card, getting sugars from his grandkids and especially long hugs meant more to him than anything of monetary value.Norman spent his life in the oil fields but never stepped far from the farmIng he loved.  And as life slowed down he found renewed joy in raising sheep, his latest hobby.  He had a lot of hobbies over the years, pigs & cattle, pheasants, emus & ostriches, peacocks, chickens & guineas.. the list is long.  He also played a simply unbeatable hand of Rook and game of Checkers.  His biggest joy however was always his family and he loved them with every ounce of his being. They were at the center of his daily prayers and his faith in God never wavered.  Norman was called home on May 22nd, 2020. 81 years old, he was born in a farmhouse in Metcalfe County.  He is preceded in death by his father Emmett Lyle, his mother Alma, brother Don and grandson Tyler Lyle. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carolyn Sheftall of Miami, Florida, son Shef (Suzanne), daughter Lori Thomas (Rob) and grandchildren Sheftall Lyle, Jordan Lyle and Samuel Thomas, his sisters Bertie Lou Clark (Larry) and Judy Firkins and sister in law Laverne Lyle.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by Butler Funeral Home with a private graveside service at Hiseville Cemetery.Butler Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted to the care Mr. Lyle.   Please share your condolences with the family at www.butler-funeralhome.com.

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline

Guestbook

  1. We are praying for the entire family in this time of loss. I‘ave always thought a lot of Norman and the Lyle family. May God bless and comfort you all.
    God bless, Tim and Melissa

  2. So sad for the loss of Norman. Always enjoyed Norman’s presence and wit at family gatherings or anytime I got to see him. Gary and I always looked forward to going with Norman and Uncle Emmett to the dairy auction in Smiths Grove. He was a great cousin and I love him very much. Prayers to his family and Norman, I’ll see you later❤️ Mikey Lynn

  3. Dear Carolyn, Lori, and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Norman’s passing. May God comfort you and wrap His loving arms around you and give you peace during this difficult time. I know how hard it is to say goodbye. Praying for your family.
    In Christian love,
    sis. Keri Ingram

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. May God watch over all of you during this time.

    God bless,
    Sheli, Richie, Matthew, and Sarah Rudd

  5. I was sorry to hear about the passing of your dad and husband. He always greeted me with a smile, at church. I know you will miss him deeply. May you all find comfort in the memories made, that will last a lifetime. My heart goes out to each of you, especially for the grandchildren. I remember how proud Carolyn and Norman looked when Thomas was born.
    Carolyn- I pray you find comfort and strength while you pay your final respect for your husband of many years. You both were such a cute couple. I could see your love for each other. Blessed to have so many years together.

  6. Dear Lori, Carolyn, and family;

    I am so sorry for your loss. I’m praying that God brings you peace and comfort, and daily renews your hope in the resurrection.

  7. I have so many good memories of Norman. I was so sad to hear of his passing. Enjoyed our times on the Node ball team and fishing expeditions. Prayers for all his Family

  8. Norman was a beacon of light in this world. And though his light has gone out here on Earth, it shines brightly in our hearts and in heaven. His love for life, family, friends and the Lord will never be forgotten. Prayers to his family and all of those who will miss him.
    Love, Eliza

  9. Lori
    My heart breaks for you my sweet sister. I’m praying for you and your family.
    All my love,
    Chari Beth

    • Carolyn, Lori, and family.
      I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear husband and father. I have many fond memories of Norman he always had a smile and a kind word. I pray for peace that can only come from above for comfort.
      God Bless
      Rachel Toole

  10. My thoughts and prayers are with this sweet family. In the short time I was able to spend time around Norman I learned of his love for his family and the kindness of his heart. It is such a loss and I pray for the family to be able to find peace knowing that he is watching and guiding over them from above.

  11. Our love and prayers to you all.
    I’ll always remember Uncle Norman’s big smile and warm hugs!

  12. I’m not sure all agree with me but I told my Momma (LaDonna Lyle Rogers) a few days ago that Uncle Norman always reminded me of a good mixture of Aunt Bertie and my Pa (Don Lyle). I remember his sweet smile and how easy tears came to his eyes. He was always very sweet to me. I was blessed to have my son Kaysen Castor meet him and Aunt Carolyn last year. I’m thankful. My prayers and thoughts are with my family.
    Love you all. Meagan Castor

  13. The measure of a man is the impact he has on others and by that standard, my father-in-law, Norman Lyle was one of the greats.

    We laid him to rest yesterday, and I gave thanks to God for the time I got to spend with him, and for the impact he had on me. From the beginning, he looked at me as a son, and I looked at him as a father.

    Big hearted, trusting, and full of warmth and humor, he turned strangers into friends, and treated friends like family.

    He cherished his own family and was fiercely protective of each one of us. What made him happy was what made us happy. Joy to him was just being with us, spending time together, laughing, playing cards, or simply enjoying the atmosphere.

    An eternal optimist, he saw the beauty in all things, and his next project was always just a few days away.

    He was a man that truly loved God, loved life, and loved his family, and while I miss him dearly, I’m comforted by the many memories of the times we shared. Being with him taught me a lot about life, and everything about being a good father.

    I know Norman is in heaven, enjoying that wonderful view, and waiting for the day we’ll see him again.

  14. The measure of a man is the impact he has on others and by that standard, my father-in-law, Norman Lyle was one of the greats.

    We laid him to rest yesterday, and I gave thanks to God for the time I got to spend with him, and for the impact he had on me. From the beginning, he looked at me as a son, and I looked at him as a father.

    Big hearted, trusting, and full of warmth and humor, he turned strangers into friends, and treated friends like family.

    He cherished his own family and was fiercely protective of each one of us. What made him happy was what made us happy. Joy to him was just being with us, spending time together, laughing, playing cards, or simply enjoying the atmosphere.

    An eternal optimist, he saw the beauty in all things, and his next project was always just a few days away.

    He was a man that truly loved God, loved life, and loved his family, and while I miss him dearly, I’m comforted by the many memories of the times we shared. Being with him taught me a lot about life, and everything about being a good father.

    I know Norman is in heaven, enjoying that wonderful view, and waiting for the day we’ll see him again.

    Rob

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook