Lyle James Kammeyer of Cabot passed from this life into Heaven early Monday, Jan. 24. 

Lyle was born June 20, 1935, to Edwin and Esther Kammeyer in Tripoli, Iowa. 

His survivors include his wife of 52 years, Joyce (Meyer); his children, Teri Moffitt and husband, Ed of Greenbrier, Brett Kammeyer and wife, Angie of North Little Rock, and Todd Kammeyer and wife, Cindy of Cabot; his brothers, Gordon Kammeyer and wife, Rose of Highland, Calif., and Bob Kammeyer and wife, Joyce of Tripoli, Iowa. He also leaves behind grandchildren, Brooklyn Madding, Drew Moffitt, Wesley Kammeyer, Victoria Moffitt and Josh McIntyre; as well as many dear friends and family members.

Lyle graduated from Tripoli High School in 1953. He served in the Army following high school. For a decade, Lyle was a crop duster in Lonoke. Following this, he owned minnow farms for eight years in the Butlerville and Furlow communities. His final career lasted 35 years as owner and operator of Lyle’s Construction Inc., doing custom concrete work throughout Central Arkansas. 

He was happiest when he was working either at a job-site or at the church. He was a member of Southbend United Methodist Church in Jacksonville for many years, but most importantly, he was a member of God’s family. A few years ago, he and Joyce began a Christian prison ministry, S.M.I.L.E.A.L.O.T. to reach out to incarcerated women by letter-writing and providing basic needs.

His unique sense of humor and positive attitude will be missed by many. 

A celebration of his life was held on Thursday, Jan. 27, at McArthur Church (Assembly of God) in Jacksonville.

The family requests that memorials be made to S.M.I.L.E.A.L.O.T., P.O. Box 5062, Jacksonville, Ark., 72078.       

Arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home 501-982-2136.  

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