John “Vic” Kyler, 80 of Lubbock passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019. He was born October 18, 1939 to the late John Leo and Ruby (Hollis) Kyler in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Vic graduated from Borger High School in 1958. He married Lynda Kay (Minton) Kyler August 12, 1960 at Broadway Church of Christ. Vic received his Bachelor of Arts in Music and Master of Arts in Music at West Texas State University. He worked as a band director in Claude, Tahoka, Gruver and Spearman. Vic was a member of the Texas Music Educators. He later received his license as a professional counselor and worked in Phillips and at Frank Phillips Jr. College in Borger. Vic retired as a counselor from Frenship ISD but continued working half time in Anton. He loved God, golfing, music and his family. Vic served as a former elder and was a member of Sunset Church of Christ.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 59 years, Lynda; his daughters, Vicki Kyler of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Janis Gonzales and husband Mark of Altus, Oklahoma; brother, Duane Kyler and wife Annette of Indianapolis; two grandchildren, Kyler Gonzales and wife Laura, and Jaci Gonzales; four great-grandchildren, Devlen, Harley, Reagen, Realeigh; sisters-in-laws, Jonelle Warner and husband Reid of Lubbock, Phyllis Shamoon and husband Ellis of Dallas, and nieces and nephews.
Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. with family receiving friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the Venue on Broadway. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Sunset Church of Christ.
Donations in Vic’s name can be made to the Sunset International Bible Institute, 3723 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410.
The family would like to thank the staff at Carillon for their loving care for the last year and a half.
Talked my mom. We are both so sorry to hear of Vic’s passing. We have a bushel basket full of good memories of the times we spent with your family. I’m sure that Vic was in heaven a half an hour before the devil knew he was dead. May God give you His special comfort now an in the time to come
Carolyn Cupp Tipton, OK
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Prayers for your family. I know you are hurting but have wonderful memories.
Teddie Goldsmith Hereford, TX
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
My heart is broken to hear of Mr.Kyler's passing. He was my band director at Gruver 1966-1968. He was such an inspiration to all of the students. He brought out the best of everyone who knew him. I had several band directors through the years but he was the best. He was kind and caring to all of his students. During his time at Gruver we had the most outstanding bands ever there. Lynda, my prayers are for the family's comfort and healing during this time.
Debbie Reed Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Will miss a special man. Vic was my first band director and had many laughs in the later years. He received his crown Sunday morning no more pain . Lots of music in heaven. Lynda I always enjoyed seeing y’all at church but we still have you. Thank you for sharing Vic with all his students over the years.
Reena and Blake Daszczuk Tipton, OK
Monday, December 2, 2019
Sending hugs,prayers,and comfort during this difficult time,May God continue to watch and give you peace and healing hearts.We love you all so much.
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