will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16 at Moore Funeral Home in
Hattiesburg for Senior Master Sgt. Dennis R. Lytle, 63, of Hattiesburg,
who died Sept. 13, 2005, in Little Rock, Ark.
Visitation will from 6-8 p.m. today, Thursday,
Sept. 15 at Moore Funeral Home. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery
Lytle retired from the University of Southern
Mississippi as communications maintenance manager, and was also
retired from the U.S. Air Force and was a decorated veteran of the
Vietnam War. He was a member Temple Baptist Church West in Hattiesburg.
“Dennis was a man of great character
has been my friend for the last 17 years,” said Allen Carter,
Southern Miss iTech Telecommunications Technician. “He helped
me get started at USM when I had 3 kids at home and was in dire
need of a way to feed my family. He and Mr. (Thomas) Shows started
the USM Telecommunications Department and guided it through many
changes over the years.
“The university has benefited greatly
from Dennis’ guidance, and we will always owe him a debt of
Survivors include his wife, Jane Lytle of Hattiesburg;
two sons, Alan Lytle of Little Rock, Ark. and Mark Lytle of Hattiesburg;
a sister, Suzie Kephart of Arlington, Texas; two brothers, Markt
Lytle and Andrew Lytle, both of Madison, Ind.; and two grandchildren,
Christopher and Carah.
“He was such a nice person to work with,”
said Kathy Hayman, general manager of Barnes and Noble Bookstore
at Southern Miss. “He was a valuable asset to the university,
a very smart person. He was someone you could always count on, as
well as being a great friend.”
Memorials to Lytle may be made to St. Jude
Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (1-800-822-6344).