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Randall Pyles, 81, Adair County, KY (1939-2020)

Randall D. Pyles, 81, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Centennial Hospital in Nashville, TN. Born in Adair County he was the son of the late Finis and Marie Burton Pyles.

He was a charter member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Owner and Operator of Pyles Concrete and an avid classic car enthusiast. He was a very active member of the Adair County community having previously served on the former Westlake Regional Hospital board and the Adair County Tourism board.



Survivors include:

His wife of 59 years, Joyce Garrett Pyles of Columbia, KY;

three children - Cindi Waggener (Dan) of Columbia, KY; Doug Pyles (Tammy) of Columbia, KY; and Craig Pyles (Carla) of Brentwood, TN;

Seven grandchildren - Will Waggener (Jordan), Michael Waggener, Jacob Pyles (Mattie), Luke Pyles, Zachary Pyles, Holly Hill (John) and Emily Pyles;< Two great-grandchildren - Carson Pyles and Ellie Staten;

A brother Joe Pyles (Annabelle) of Columbia, KY;

A sister-in-law Barbara Pyles Fuhr of Katy, TX and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother W. A. Pyles and a sister Shirley Pyles.

Due to the Covid-19 virus there will be a private graveside service held on Wednesday at the Haven Hill Cemetery.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial gifts take the form of donations to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38101; or the Mayo Clinic Hematology Department, by calling 855-852-8129 or mailing to: Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, (In Memory of Mr. Randall Pyles), 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905.

These donations can be left at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home or sent directly to the above addresses.


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Randall Pyles, 81, Adair County, KY (1939~2020)



2020-10-19 - Photo from the family.

Randall Pyles, 81, Adair County, KY native, was a charter member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Owner and Operator of Pyles Concrete and an avid classic car enthusiast.

He was a very active member of the Adair County community having previously served on the former Westlake Regional Hospital board and the Adair County Tourism board.

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Gathering to say farewell



2020-10-22 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Friends in the Green River Kruzers Car Club have shared travels and a love of classic vehicles with Randall and Joyce Pyles over the years. Several gathered for a final drive in his memory as Randall was laid to rest Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

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A solemn drive



2020-10-22 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Members of the Green River Kruzers Car Club met for a solemn drive by the burial place of friend and longtime club member Randall Pyles on Wednesday.

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Driving in memory of their friend



2020-10-22 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Leading the line of Green River Kruzers vehicles in memory of Randall Pyles was Tommy and Sherry Cook's 1968 Camaro, followed by Terry Farris and several other classics. In this picture, Sherry speaks with Terry before the services for their longtime friend and club member Wednesday, October 21, 2020. All had their masks as recommended by the CDC during this pandemic which has caused many final services to be delayed or held outside when possible.

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Randall Pyles' classic vehicle driven by Will



2020-10-22 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Randall Pyles' classic 1939 black Chevrolet Coupe was driven to his service by his grandson Will Waggener. Randall and Joyce have been longtime members of the Green River Kruzers classic car club which honored his memory before his graveside services Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

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