Charles Frederick “Buddy” Pyles, Jr., 59, of Gallipolis, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on January 22, 2013, at his home with his loving family at his side after a long battle with cancer. He was born on August 29, 1953, in Mason County, a son to the late Charles F. Pyles Sr. and Lorene Hart Pyles. He retired as a plant welder after 33 years of service at the Kyger Creek Power Plant (OVEC), and was a member of the Utilities Union.
He is preceded in death besides his parents by one brother, Randall Keith Pyles; and several aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Debi Spence Pyles of Gallipolis, Ohio; two sons, Nathan (Adrienne Meyer) Pyles of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Dr. Brandon Pyles also of Cincinnati, Ohio; daughter, Holley (Mike) Cummings of Cincinnati, Ohio; step-daughter, Amy Rothgeb (Jeremy) Browand of Columbus, Ohio; sisters, Sharon Harvey of Racine, Ohio, and Shirley Stewart of Minersville, Ohio; six grandchildren, Andrew and Madeline Cummings, Brady and Isabella Pyles, and Evan and Tyler Browand; as well as many friends and neighbors.
A memorial service celebrating Buddy’s life will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at the First Baptist Church on Fifth Street in Racine, Ohio, with Pastor Ryan Eaton officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may visit the family from 2-4 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, is serving the family. Please visit www.dealfh.com to send online condolences to the family.