Thomas Eugene Lytle, Jr., 89, of Pawleys Island, SC, died on Feb 13, 2017, after a brief illness.
Tom was born in Spartanburg, SC, on May 19, 1927, to Thomas Eugene Lytle and Mabel Gerrard Lytle.
Following his graduation from Anderson High School, Anderson, SC, he entered the US Army and served as a Technician 4 in the 873rd Postal Unit in Germany as part of the US occupation forces following WWII. He graduated from Clemson in 1949 with a degree in Agricultural Economics. He was recalled to active duty during the Korean conflict, serving as a 1st Lt Battery Commander, Charlie Battery, 28th Field Artillery Battalion, at Ft Jackson, SC. Tom was born a salesman and enjoyed a long and successful career selling agricultural chemicals with Shell Chemical, DuPont and ChemNut, Inc. In 1974, he was admitted to Shell Chemical’s Golden Ploughshare Society for excellence in sales performance at the national level. It was once said of him that he knew every farmer in SC. He was an avid golfer and a rabid Clemson Tiger fan, attending most home games despite living on the other side of the state. He was a generous giver, contributing to the college education of those he thought needed assistance and to many charitable organizations. He was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and IPTAY, the Clemson University Athletics organization. He was an active member and supporter of The Abbey at Pawleys Island Anglican church.
Tom is survived by his wife of 67 years, Maxine Denaro Lytle; four sons: Col Thomas E. Lytle, III, USAF, Ret, Capt Richard A. Lytle, American Airlines, John H. Lytle, Santee Cooper and Brig Gen. Robert K. Lytle, Idaho Army National Guard; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Miriam Lytle King, of Charlotte NC.
The family will receive friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Burroughs Funeral Home in Murrells Inlet.
A Funeral Service will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, February 17, 2017 at The Abbey at Pawleys Island. Interment following in All Saints Cemetery with military honors.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made by mail to: Teach My People, PO Box 2848, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, by phone: 843.237.8737 or online at: www.teachmypeople.com/donate.
Online condolences may be directed to: www.burroughsfh.com.
Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is assisting the family.
Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Thursday February 16th, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm
3558 Old Kings Highway
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
All Saints Cemetery
Friday February 17th, 2017
3560 Kings River Rd.
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
The Abbey Church of Pawleys Island
Friday February 17th, 2017
96 Gathering Lane
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
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Maxine and family, it was so sad to learn of Tom passing. We were at the Clemson Ag scholarship golf tournament that Tom Skelton established 18 years ago and Dr. Skelton announced Tom's death and we all observed a moment of silence before starting. I enjoyed seeing you occasionally at Clemson.
I was so glad when Tom started working for Chen Nut as I did not have to sell and compete against him and he finally became one of my customers. He was the best and did know everyone in farming in SC and NC and they all knew him and was so likeable.
Thinking of you and will call. Bayer....Bill Brown
Submitted by W. P. Brown on Apr 21 2017 09:54:53 AM
Maxine and family, I am so sorry to learn of Tom's passing. While we hadn't seen each other in a number of years, I enjoyed working with Tom at DuPont and respected his class and perseverance in getting the job done. May God bless and keep you all during this difficult time.
Submitted by Wayne Vickers on Feb 27 2017 03:29:39 PM
Maxine, you and your family are in my prayers. You and Tom were some of the first friends we had at Trinity and you will both always be special to me. May you find God's peace in this time of loss.
Submitted by Mike Lankford on Feb 16 2017 07:59:44 PM
BG Lytle - Deepest condolences to you and your family
Submitted by MJ Garshak on Feb 16 2017 10:51:42 AM
I wanted to reach out to you during this sad time to offer my condolences. While nothing will completely take away your grief, by meditating on God’s promises found in the Bible, you can find real hope and the strength to keep going. I have found the scripture at Isaiah 25:8 to be especially comforting. Here it promises that God "will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces."
Submitted by Heather on Feb 16 2017 09:10:22 AM
Maxine and, Harry, Tom, Al, & Rob, my hart is broken over the loss of Tom, we have become such close friends over the past several years. Rae and I feel like we have lost a brother. Tom and I have shared eachothers lives and walk with Christ for years every Monday morning in our Bible study group. Tom and Maxine, Rae and I have eaten lunch together after church for years, of course except when he and Harry are gone off chasing Tigers. You are and always will be in our prayers. May our Lord Jesus wrap his loving arms aaround you and give you His peace. Archie & Rae
Submitted by Archie & Rae Biggs on Feb 16 2017 08:47:05 AM
Prayers of comfort for the Lytle family. I am so sorry for your loss...
Submitted by Dee Dee Sellers DuPre on Feb 15 2017 08:55:02 PM
I just heard about Tom. Susan and I are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you and the rest of the family in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry about your Dad Harry. Hope to see you soon.
Submitted by David & Susan Dennis on Feb 15 2017 03:06:25 PM
Maxine, our deepest condolences. Tom was a wonderful gentleman and truly loved the Lord. We are so sorry to miss his funeral but we are out of the country, Know that our thoughts are with you.
Alice and Bill
Submitted by Alice and Bill Otis on Feb 15 2017 02:08:58 PM
To the Lytle Family - I pray for you all to have comfort and strength in the coming days and weeks. The world lost a truly noble man with a vibrant personality and love of life. Heaven gained a truly great soul. He certainly passes along a legacy to those he touched. He was very funny and kind hearted man. "Uncle" Tom and "Aunt" Maxine, as I knew them, always set a great example of how to live life and love one another unconditionally. Please give "Aunt" Maxine a big hug for me! Love you all!
Karey (Sanders) Wilson
Submitted by Karey Wilson on Feb 15 2017 08:37:39 AM
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