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John Boyer "Skip" Lytle III
December 29, 1951 ~ January 23, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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John Boyer Lytle, III, known by everyone as Skip, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024 at his home after a brief time of declining health. Skip was born in Millersburg on Dec. 29, 1951 to JB and Marianne (Smith) Lytle and was a 1970 graduate of Waynedale High School. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves from April 30, 1971 – March 23, 1977 having been active duty for several months during that time. On March 7, 1981 he married Julie Ann Straits and together they built a wonderful life and family. Skip loved working in the oil fields and was self employed throughout his life in the Oil and Gas industry, starting and running multiple businesses. Along with his wife, he owned and operated Southside Quik Lube in Millersburg until his retirement in 2008. He often spoke fondly of those in the community he met and befriended while running the shop. He was a member of Spartan Lodge #126 F. & A.M in Millersburg and was a lifetime member of the Holmesville American Legion Post 551 where he had served as Post Commander. Honoring Veterans who served our Country was very important to him. He loved spending time on the lake at Lake Buckhorn and he enjoyed traveling to the Pacific Northwest to visit family. He knew how to fix everything and was never without a project. Skip was always proud of his family. He loved his grandkids and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Surviving is his wife, Julie; daughters and sons-in-laws and grandchildren, Adrienne and Scott Frazee and their children, Caroline and Blair of Loveland, OH and Alyssa and Zack Gillum and their children, Lucas and Nora of Portland, OR; his brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Janet Lytle of Millersburg and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister and brother-in-law, Hope and Jeff Hart.
Graveside service with military honors will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24th at 2:00 p.m. at Fredericksburg East Cemetery. A celebration of Skip’s life will follow at the Lake House at Lake Buckhorn from 3-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fredericksburg Library, PO Box 24, Fredericksburg, OH 44627, or to the charity of the donor’s choice in honor of Skip.