Harold “Butch” Carlyle

August 24, 2012

Harold “Butch” Carlyle

Harold ‘Butch’ Carlyle of Plainwell, Michigan surrendered to his battles with his physical wellbeing and pain by ending his life on Thursday, August 23, 2012 in Plainwell. Butch was born on August 25, 1945 in Plainwell to Harold and Ruth Carlyle. Butch was a past member and Deacon of the First Presbyterian Church in Kalamazoo and was currently faithfully worshipping at the Otsego United Methodist Church. He enjoyed spending time at Mullett Lake with his family, boating, water skiing and relaxing on the dock. He also enjoyed golf, downhill skiing, roofing and building. His father started Carlyle Roofing Company, Inc. in the 1940’s. Butch took over the business right out of college in 1967. As his health declined, Butch transitioned responsibility of the company to his son George, making it a 3rd generation company. Butch dedicated his life to his family and to the family business. On August 10, 1968 he married Anne Clark in Ashland, OH.

Survivors include his loving and supportive wife Anne; their daughter and son-in-law Catherine and Joe Gibson of Plainwell and their children, Ben, Rebecca and Sam; son and daughter-in-law George and Kelly Carlyle of Kalamazoo and their children Andrew and Grace; and brother and sister-in-law John and Nancy Carlyle of Spring Lake. He was preceded in death by his parents.

His family would like to thank the medical professionals, clergy and friends for their support and compassion, especially Dee Skislak and Marv Shook who have been a tremendous help over the last year.

Friends may meet with his family from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. Monday August 27, 2012 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at the Otsego United Methodist Church with Pastors Joe Shaler and Dan Minor officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Faith and Hope column in the Shoppers Guide C/O Otsego United Methodist Church at 223 E. Allegan St., Otsego, MI 49078, Mary Free Bed or to Wounded Warriors.

For more information and to leave a message of condolence for his family visit www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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