JOHNSON Metropolis – Benjamin Franklin Lyle, Jr., 87, handed absent at his residence in Johnson City, Tennessee, on August 9, 2021.
Ben was born August 14, 1933, in Johnson Town to the late Benjamin and Mary Hart Lyle. In addition to his dad and mom, he was preceded in death by his brother, David Hart Lyle.
He is survived by Betty Dawson, the enjoy of his daily life and spouse of 64 several years his daughters: Amy Lyle, Karen (Mark) Ulferts and Audrey (Tony) Jones his grandchildren: Rachel, Jared and Abigail Gershman Katelyn Evans and Bailey Heyman his terrific grandson: Paxton Evans his sister Loretta Belle Lyle and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ben was an accomplished engineer, with a career that incorporated working as an engineering artist at Normal Motors and a 35-12 months tenure as a professor of engineering and mathematics at East Tennessee State College.
His interest in engineering was piqued at an early age through hobbies these as accumulating and constructing design trains and cars. One of the model automobiles he made and created in his youth obtained point out, regional and national awards from the Fisher Physique Craftsman’s Guild. Subsequent his graduation from ETSU University University, which he attended from kindergarten as a result of twelfth quality, he acquired bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from the College of Tennessee. He also earned a master’s degree in mathematics from ETSU and a doctor of science diploma in engineering from New Mexico Condition University.
Early in his vocation, Ben assisted operate his family’s furniture enterprise and worked at Common Motors as an engineering artist. He was an assistant professor of industrial engineering at New Mexico Point out University prior to going back dwelling to Johnson City and serving as a professor of mathematics and engineering at ETSU until his retirement in 1998. In addition to his tenure as a faculty member, he carried out investigation and was a layout and cost evaluation specialist.
Ben was a deacon and elder at First Presbyterian Church and an elder and founding member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Johnson Metropolis. He also attended Kingsmill Chapel in Williamsburg, Virginia. He lived by the adhering to Bible verse, Micah 6:8: “And what does the Lord need of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to stroll humbly with you God.”
Ben was a kindhearted, wise and mild male admired by any person who had the chance to know him. He loved his grandchildren and expending time with them at dwelling, Disney World and Kingsmill.
A assistance to honor and rejoice the lifetime of Ben Lyle will be held Saturday, August 14 at 11:00 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, the loved ones suggests donations be designed to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2343 Knob Creek Street, Johnson Town, TN 37604 or to the Lyle Household Scholarship
Endowment, P.O. Box 70721, Johnson Metropolis, TN.
Memories and condolences may be produced by way of www.morrisbaker.com.
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Companies, 2001 E. Oakland Ave., Johnson Town is serving the Lyle spouse and children. (423) 282-1521