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A. Richard “Dick” or “A.J.” Kyle

August 10, 1939 — December 8, 2020

Richard “Dick” or “A.J.” Kyle

Born 08/10/1939 in Baltimore, Maryland, Died 12/08/2020 in Cottonwood, Az.

His kids, “adopted kids”, grandkids and “adopted grandkids”, all called him Pops.

Mr. Kyle was raised in Lancaster County, PA. on his Grandfathers farm. He married his wife, of 56 years, Barbara “Bobbie” (Arey) Kyle in 1964, in Delaware. Mr. Kyle was an accomplished race car driver in his younger years, with the BMC Motor Club, in both the SCCA and IMSA. He raced a Mini Cooper S and won a lot of trophies. In 1979 Mr. and Mrs. Kyle moved their family to the Verde Valley. When asked why Mr. Kyle always responded “Because you don’t have to shovel sunshine”. Mr. Kyle worked hard his entire life. He was very involved with his kids’ lives, Boy Scouts, Soccer, Little League, Swim Team, and when his kids were approached and asked to help out with Special Olympics, Mr. Kyle was all in. 

Mr. Kyle helped a lot of people throughout his years whether he realized it or not.

Mr. Kyle was an avid reader, he loved old movies, especially John Wayne movies, and loved History (especially the Civil War). He helped his daughter, several of her friends and several of his grandson’s friends pass, and do well in High School History. 

Mr. Kyle is preceded in death by his parents, Edna Elizabeth Haley and Phillip Rolland Kyle, his Grandparents, Roman and Ethel McVey, his niece MaryLou DiNunzio, younger brother Leonard DiNunzio, and younger sister Francis McKewan. Mr. Kyle is survived by his Sisters Mary Schaffer, Rita CiMarcone, Judy DiNunzio, Evelyn DiNunzio-Walls, daughter and grandson, Robin Kyle and Cordell “CJ” Kyle, his son A. Richard Kyle II, and grandson Roland Kyle.  Mr. Kyle is also survived by many extended family members, and too many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews to name. Mr. Kyle never met a stranger and could befriend anybody. He cared deeply, loved to laugh, and always knew way more than he said. Pops had a great laugh. We will miss his laughter, the conversations, his wisdom, the love. We miss you Pops.

Funeral services will be held at Westcott Funeral Home in Cottonwood on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 10:00am.

He will be laid to rest with his wife at All Souls Cemetery.

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Saturday, January 2, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Westcott Funeral Home - Cottonwood

1013 East Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood, AZ 86326

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