John McWhorter Lyles

September 19, 1916March 9, 2018

John McWhorter Lyles, age 101, of Fresno, California Entered into Rest on Friday March 9, 2018. John was born September 19, 1916 in Leesville, Louisiana.

John is survived by; daughter Barbara Lyles; and son John Lyles; grandchild Malia Lang, grandchild Berta Higgins, grandchild Dorian Follansbee, great grandchild Oscar Lang, great grandchild Sequoia Higgins and great grandchild Darien Higgins.

John was preceded in death by his 1st wife Delma "Jeanne" Dykstra-Lyles and his 2nd wife Ruth Pettitt Lyles.

A memorial service for John will be held Monday, March 26, 2018 at 4:00 PM at San Joaquin Gardens, 5555 N. Fresno Street, Fresno, California 93710.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in John's memory may be made to Mount Hermon Association, 37 Conference Drive, Mount Hermon, California 95041; and Pacific Legal Foundation, 930 G Street, Sacramento, California or to a charity of your choice.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Lyles family.


  • Barbara Lyles, Daughter
  • John Lyles, Son
  • Malia Lang, Grandchild
  • Berta Higgins, Grandchild
  • Dorian Follansbee, Grandchild
  • Oscar Lang, Great Grandchild
  • Sequoia Higgins, Great Grandchild
  • Darien Higgins, Great Grandchild
  • Delma "Jeanne" Dykstra-Lyles, 1st Wife
  • Ruth Pettitt Lyles, 2nd Wife

  • Mount Hermon Association
  • Pacific Legal Foundation


26 March

Memorial Service

4:00 p.m.

San Joaquin Gardens

5555 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, California 93710

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