Clyde Edward (Ed) Shytle, Jr., of Ashland, KY., woke up to new life November 7, 2019. Ed was born in Spindale, NC on June 2, 1945 to the late Clyde Edward and Cleo Daniel Shytle. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Olyn Daniel Shytle and his sister Mary Ellen Yearwood. Ed is survived by his wife of 52 years, Louise Curry Shytle; his sons and their spouses; Steven Edward and Joy Gehringer Shytle; Jonathan Leigh and Kelli Parker Shytle of Ashland, KY; four grandchildren, Daniel Edward, Sara Davis, Jacob Richard, and Molly Catherine Shytle.
Ed was a 1967 graduate of Berea College followed by an MBA from Morehead State University. After college he served 3 years in the Army, 30 years in retail, and 3 years as the Director of the United Methodist Mountain Mission.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church where he served as Chairman of the Finance Committee. His ministry service also includes: serving as a lay pastor; local, state, regional and national leadership with the United Methodist Church; serving as a delegate to the United Methodist Church’s World and General Conferences. He has served in local, regional, and International roles with Kiwanis. His ministry passion was the United Methodist men, serving ultimately as National Treasurer of the United Methodist Men, President of the United Methodist Men foundation and is a recipient of the Dale Waymire Leadership Award.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel at 11:00 AM and will be officiated by Reverend Jeff Brammel. Burial will follow in Ashland Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM.
Donations may be made to the Hillcrest-Bruce Mission in lieu of flowers.
Online condolences may be made to www.steenfuneralhome.com