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Orbia Lyles, Jr.

September 1, 1943 — May 18, 2024


Orbia Lyles Jr, 80 of Dover, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2024.  He was born September 1, 1943 in Tulare, California  to Orbia Roy Lyles, Sr. and Pearl Martha Tucker Lyles. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Lyles; son, David Duane Lyles.

Orbia was a member of Bible Students.  He enjoyed fishing, sight-seeing and his little dogs, Peewee, Felix, Rosie.  He was a loving Papa/Grandpa to his grandchildren.  He had a generous heart and a loving selfless person, always helping others.  He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten and always in our hearts.

He is survived by three children, Paul Lyles of Dover, Darla Brown & Bobby Stewart of Dover, Sabrina Thompson of Dover; 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other family and friends  

His visitation will be 5-7 pm, Tuesday,on  May 21, 2024 at Russellville Family Funeral.  Graveside service and burial will be at 10am, Wednesday, May 22, 2024 in Pisgah Cemetery in Pottsville. Arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral.

Pallbearers will be  Bobby Stewart, Matt Merjil, Jeremy Brown, David Brown, Kyle Thompson, Matthew Merjil, Nathan Merjil, Thomas Harris.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, May 21, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Russellville Family Funeral Home

2757 E Parkway Dr, Russellville, AR 72802

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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