Lyle Kirkpatrick, age 82, of Moorefield, died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 15, 2022, in his home.

Born February 16, 1940, in Piedmont, Ohio, he was a son of the late Paul Bryan Kirkpatrick and Olive Elizabeth Mallernee Kirkpatrick.

Lyle was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country from 1959 to 1962. He was a Lifetime Member of the former Post #6815 Veterans of Foreign Wars of Freeport and a current member the last 22 years of the Cadiz American Legion Post 34.

He retired from GTE (now Verizon), where he drove supply truck for thirteen years. He enjoyed fishing, especially for catfish.

Surviving are a daughter, Bridgett Lynn (Josh) Meyers, and her five children: Dylan Gibbons, Maggie Meyers, Lily Meyers, Random Meyers, and River Meyers; two nieces: Julie Ellison and Christina Hartman; and a cousin, Nancy Stefanistsis.

Lyle was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Kirkpatrick, and his canine best companion, Persafini.

Visitation was held in Koch Funeral Home in Freeport on Monday, December 19, 2022, with a funeral service officiated by Pastor David Koch. Military Rites and burial followed in Moorefield Cemetery, Moorefield Township, Ohio. 

Koch Funeral Home, 216 S. High St., Freeport, was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at