Wardell Lyles, 86, of 108 Williams Street, Union, SC passed on Sunday, night November 11, 2018 in the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, SC. A native of Union County, SC, he was the husband of Barbara Jean Jennings Lyles and son of the late Roosevelt Jeter and Ellen Lyles Jones. Wardell was a longtime member of the Saint Paul Baptist Church where he served as a trustee for many years. He attended the public schools of Union County and was retired from United Merchants Buffalo Mills after thirty-four years service. He served two years in the US Army during the Korean Era. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Marvin Lyles and one daughter, Alfreda Lyles Heidt. He is survived by his wife, Barbara "Bobbie" Lyles of the home; two sons, Jerry of McNeil of Aliquippa, PA and David Lyles of Union, SC; five daughters, Sarah Stewart of Union, SC, Belinda Jennings of Columbia, SC, Gwendolyn Mitchell Byrd of Atlanta, GA, Beverly Williams (W. T.) of Columbia, SC, and Vivian Elaine Lott (Charles) of Union, SC; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins and other relatives and friends. Funeral services with military honors will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Saint Paul Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Saint Paul Society Cemetery. Reverend James E. Farr, Jr. will officiate. The family will receive friends at the home. Arrangements are with Community Mortuary, Inc., 361 Meansville Road, Union, SC.
Ceremony Location Saint Paul Baptist Church 308 Wallace Street Union, SC 29379
Burial Location Saint Paul Society Cemetery South Duncan Byass Union, SC 29379