Charles Elmer Lyall, 85, of Alderson, WV, passed away Monday, June 2, 2014, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Ronceverte, WV, following a short illness.
Born May 4, 1929, in North Wilkesboro, NC, he was the son of the late Everette W. and Zora Mash Lyall.
Mr. Lyall was a retired heavy equipment mechanic, having retired from Leckie Smokeless Coal Company in Anjean, WV. He and his wife, Oma, were also the owners and operators of the former Western Auto store in Alderson for several years.
Prior to moving to West Virginia in 1974, he was a school bus mechanic in Elkton, MD, and was also an auto mechanic vocational instructor at the Cecil County Vocational School in North East, MD. Mr. Lyall graduated from high school in West Jefferson, NC, and attended the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. He was a United States Air Force veteran, having served his country during the Korean conflict. Mr. Lyall was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Margie Dean Hayes; and three brothers, Junior Lyall, Bill Lyall, and Bernard Lyall.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Oma Canterbury Lyall of Alderson; three sons, Dale Lyall and wife, Debbie, of Troutville, VA, Norman D. Lyall of Houston, TX, and Gary N. Lyall and wife, Tammy, of Alderson; two sisters, Betty Lou Furr of Charlotte, NC, and Louise Bare of Crumpler, NC; three grandchildren, Jonathan Lyall of Vinton, VA, Tony Lyall of Beckley, WV, and Tonya Smith and husband, Marvin, of Wayside, WV; a great-grandson, Blake Smith of Wayside; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, June 6, 2014, at 11 AM at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel in Alderson with evangelist Randy Burdette officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Beckley.
Friends may call Thursday, June 5, from 7-9 PM at the funeral home in Alderson.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Lobban Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the June 5, 2014 edition of the West Virginia Daily News.