David Ashby Pyles, 74, of Carrollton, KY, died on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the Norton Hospice Unit in Louisville, KY.
He was born on October 23, 1945 the son of the late John Ashby Pyles and Mary Louise Ashby Pyles at the family home in Carrollton, KY.
He had served his Country in the Vietnam War as a Sergeant E-5 with the 3rd U.S. Army Company C, 4th Battalion, 39th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division in 1968 and 1969. David was wounded in March of 1969 and lost his right leg above the knee. David was awarded Two Bronze Stars with Valor, a Purple Heart and a Silver Star.
David had worked in the farming industry from 1969-1985. He then went to work from 1988-2008 for Ato-Fina/Arkema Chemical Company as a Traffic Coordinator until his retirement in 2008.
He was a Kentucky Colonel, loved to Hunt and participate in Shooting Activities. He really enjoyed collecting Indian Artifacts.
David was a member of the North Madison Christian Church and had been attending Carrollton Christian Church.
He will be missed by his wife, Becky Hancock Pyles, to whom he married on August 7, 1976, a son; Jasper A. (Cassandra) Pyles of Sanders, KY, a daughter; Gretchen L. (Matthew) Breeze of Burlington, KY, three brothers, Ira Ray Pyles of Erlanger, KY, Terry Lee (Karen) Pyles of Madison, IN, Michael E. (Carole) Pyles of Milton, KY, two sisters; Sue (Gayle) Swofford of Port Saint Lucie, FL, and Linda Carolyn (Jim) Keirn of Mentone, IN, five grandchildren; Mikaela Lynne Breeze, Hayden Rae Breeze, Cooper Bryce Pyles, Jamie and Jordan Brockman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother; John Franklin Pyles.
Arrangements have been entrusted with the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home.
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