A memorial service for Thomas W. “Tommy” Kyle, 74, of Forest Grove will be held at a later date.

Mr. Kyle died Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at his home near Forest Grove.

He was born June 21, 1936, in Dallas County to Willie Watson “Bill” Kyle and Clarice M. (Jinks) Kyle.

Mr. Kyle was a veteran of the U. S. Navy and U. S. Army, serving in the special forces as a Green Beret medic. He retired after 22 years of service.

He also worked for the U.S. Postal Service and was a rancher.

Mr. Kyle lived in the Rockdale and Forest Grove area for the past 35 years.

He was a member of Rockdale VFW Post No. 6525.

Mr. Kyle was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors are a sister, Amanda Burleson and husband Mourice of Fairfield, and a nephew, Thomas W. Dymke of Alexandria, Virginia.

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