Published 2:25 pm Friday, February 19, 2021
HOT SPRINGS – Mr. Rodney Warren Kyle, 90, of Hot Springs, Virginia, died on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, in Bath Community Hospital.
He was the husband of Doris Colvin Kyle. Mr. Kyle was born on Aug. 27, 1930, in Bath County, the son of the late Rodney Daggs Kyle and Jane Madison Kyle. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister.
He served his country as a member of the United States Army where he was a fixed wing and helicopter pilot. While in the service, he was a part of the All Army Pistol Team and was featured in the “American Rifle Magazine.” Following his active duty service, Mr. Kyle was in the Army Reserves and National Guard before retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 with the Army Aviation National Guard after a total of 34 years of service to our country. He earned two engineering degrees from VPI (Virginia Tech), one agricultural and one industrial.
During his working career, Rodney was an engineer for Union Camp/International Paper Company in Franklin. Mr. Kyle was a former member, deacon, elder and trustee at Franklin Presbyterian Church.
After moving back to the Alleghany Highlands in retirement, he was a member, elder and trustee at Falling Spring Evangelical Presbyterian Church. He was a member and served as secretary of the Falling Spring Ruritans, as well as serving on the Alleghany County Zoning Appeals Board.
Rodney volunteered at the former Alleghany Regional Hospital for many years along with helping members of his community by volunteering with the Men of Mission.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Kyle is survived by a son, Rodney Lee Kyle (Laura); two daughters, Lyn Kyle Manson (Bill Jr.) and Reba Ann Kyle Petrosky (David); three grandchildren, Mary Kyle Manson Wasilewski (Andy), Ashby Gresham Manson and Rodney Adam Kyle (Hannah); special cousin, Kitty Madison Cassell; cousins, Jean Carson Campbell and Dr. James Deacon.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21, with the Rev. Mike Matlack officiating. Interment will follow at Falling Spring Evangelical Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to Falling Spring Evangelical Presbyterian Church, c/o Rev. Mike Matlack, 105 Edgehill Road, Hot Springs, VA 24445, and Falling Spring Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 880, Covington, VA 24426.
Arrangements are being handled by Loving Funeral Home; www.lovingfuneralhome1913.com.