Master Sgt. Richard W. Kyles, Jr.  1936-2022


Master Sgt. Richard W. Kyles, Jr. U.S. Army, retired, 85, of Mineola answered the call to join the saints in heaven on March 13, 2022. He was born on Dec. 30, 1936, in Dallas to the late Richard W. and Ruth (Farrar) Kyles, Sr. Richard served with honor and distinction for over 30 years in the U.S. Army, having worked in military intelligence, a member of the 101st Airborne and a Vietnam veteran. Master Sgt. Kyles was awarded the Bronze Star for acts of valor during the war. Once retired, Mr. Kyles was a longtime member of Smith Chapel Methodist Church. He participated in the Bill Glass Prison Ministries and was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association, going across the country to different prisons to spread the good news from the gospel.

He is survived by his loving wife, Severine L. (Geisler) Kyles; son, Richard Kyles III; daughter, Kimberly Miller and husband Jim; brother, John E. Kyles and wife Rachel; grandsons, Richard Kyles IV and Andrew Derrick Kyles; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside service with full military honors was held on Tuesday, March 22 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Mineola, with Pastor Jim Pickens officiating.