The Rev. George Henry Lytle, 98, died peacefully at 12:02 a.m. on Wednesday Feb. 13, 2013, in Springfield, Ohio.
His life was encapsulated by the Henry Drummond quote, “Happiness ... consists in giving, and in serving others.”
He was born in Asheville, N.C., on July 17, 1914, the youngest son of George W. and Mary Alice (Sisk) Lytle.
After high school he worked for the Enka Rayon Company for a few years and at age 21 moved to Windsor, Canada. to live with his sister.
He attended Bible Training School in Cleveland and then traveled with a gospel quartet in Florida and Louisiana. In 1939 he graduated from Bible Training School and pastored Church of God congregations throughout Indiana and Ohio for 41 years.
On Oct. 11, 1939, he married Johnnie Omega Pyeatt of New Mexico. Their love lasted a lifetime and they celebrated their 73rd anniversary this past October.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at Christ Chapel Church of God, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Bernard Cook officiating.
Memorial gifts may be made to Christ Chapel Church of God, 2404 Troy Road, Springfield, OH 45504, or to the Lee University J.D. Pyeatt Scholarship Fund, in memory of George H. Lytle, Office of University Relations, P.O. Box 3450, Cleveland TN 37320.
The family extends their appreciation to the loving caregivers at Oakwood Village, and to the many friends from Christ Chapel who faithfully visited him.
The family is being served by Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.richardsraffanddunbar.com.