Robert F. “Pete” Lytle, 78, of Monticello, died on May 20, 2020, at Drew Memorial Hospital.
He was born on December 15, 1941 in Watson to the late Charlie and Nora Howard Lytle.
Mr. Lytle enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting and gardening. As a building contractor, he built many houses in Monticello and he poured and finished the slab for the first Wal-Mart in Monticello. He and his brother Jackie and nephew Kevin owned and operated Triple L Construction in Monticello. He was a hard worker who took taking care of and loving his family. He affectionately spoiled his children and grandchildren. He had a heart bigger than life and was a cheerful giver who was loved by his family and many friends.
In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his beloved son Robert Keith Lytle; and three brothers, Charles “Jr” Lytle, Shannon Lytle, and Jackie Lytle.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Donna Mann Lytle of Monticello; a son, Paul Stephen Lytle of Monticello; two daughters, Carol Anne Lytle Forrest and husband Tommy of Monticello, and Carmen Bonner of Benton; twelve grandchildren, Zach, Casey, Jessica, Devon, Billie, Stephen, Chaise, Joshua, Maeghan, Anagail, Jakob, Shamara; and six great grandchildren, Gracey, Lexa, Laney, Damon, James, Mason and Kaydence.
There will be a come and go viewing on Friday May 22, 2020, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home chapel.
Practice COVID- 19 protocol refraining from hugging, handshaking, and maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet between you and others who are not family. There will be a 10-person maximum restriction on the number of people allowed in the chapel at a time.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 23, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Tabor Cemetery.
Those who attend the service are asked to keep the same COVID-19 protocol at the cemetery as well.