Died: Sun., Mar. 1, 2015


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 11, 2015

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Wed., Mar. 11, 2015

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Mr. Phillip Vincent Lyles, Sr., the only child of Cleoral Buckner and Felix Lyles Jr., III, was born on March 17, 1937, in Indianapolis, Indiana.   Phillip spent a happy childhood growing up on the northwest side of Indianapolis with numerous friends and acquaintances. 

              Phillip began his spiritual journey at Our Savior Lutheran Church, where he regularly attended Sunday School and worship services.  He was baptized into the faith on April 18, 1943 at the age of six years.

Phillip was continually recognized for notable spiritual growth, receiving Certificates of Faithfulness while being promoted in biblical training. 

While attending Shortridge High School, Phillip met the love of his life, Iris Carita Bon Durant at the age of sixteen.  Upon graduation in 1955, Phillip began working for Western Electric located in Indianapolis on Shadeland Avenue. 

Four years later he wed his high school sweetheart, Carita, on June 7, 1959, at Mount Zion Baptist Church.  As a devoted husband, he ascended the corporate ladder while providing for Carita’s final year of undergraduate education at Indiana University.  While working at Western Electric, Phillip also volunteered to serve his country by joining the National Guard.

Always the consummate hard-worker, Phillip was promoted to supervisor in the Human Resources Department.  After a corporate reorganization, Phillip began working for Lucent Technologies, subsidiary of AT & T, located in      Indianapolis on Franklin Road.  Phillip was ultimately promoted to Supply Chain Networks Procurement Manager—responsible for mentoring staff and advising internal business partners on bidding, cost analysis, and contract management.  Phillip retired in 1996 after forty years of combined dedicated service.  During his forty year tenure, Phillip made a number of lifelong friends and has cultivated these relationships for many years. 

An avid traveler, Phillip took great pleasure in touring the United States in his RV with the family, expanding the worlds of his three children, Phillip Jr., Brandon and Kyla, and later with his grandchildren, Whitney, Phillip III, Jordan and Lauren. 

Phillip also enjoyed spectator sports such as basketball, football and racing and generously treated family, friends and acquaintances to games and events. 

Near the end of his life, Phillip extended his generosity, supporting the Public Broadcasting Service and other charitable organizations.  He joined College Park Church on July 17, 2003 where he continued his faithful service and philanthropic endeavors.  For the past eighteen months Phillip joined the First Hand Ministry Team, where he regularly greeted and prayed with visitors, members and regular attenders of College Park. 

Mr. Phillip V. Lyles departed this earthly life to rest with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, March 1, 2015.  He is survived by his loving wife, Iris Carita; three children, Phillip Vincent Lyles, Jr., Brandon Felix Lyles and Kyla Felise Long; son-in-law, Brian James Long; four grandchildren, Whitney M. Lyles, Phillip V. Lyles, III, Jordan M. Long and Lauren E. Long; cousins, church family and a host of friends.  He was greatly loved and appreciated, and will be sorely missed by all.



Humbly Submitted…………………………….The Family    


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Don Bartemus and College Park Church
   Posted Fri March 06, 2015
We sorrow with you for the empty spot in your life, but rejoice with you at the promise of that great reunion at Jesus' feet. From your College Park Family.

Richard and Linda Dillon
   Posted Fri March 06, 2015
To Phil's family and other friends: We offer our heartfelt condolences. Phil was a fine Christian example for all who will be missed. At Western Electric/AT&T Network Systems/Lucent, he was an outstanding and dedicated leader who made a difference and was greatly respected. As a man of integrity and values, he was a positive role model. Phil is undoubtably without pain and suffering and enjoying his Heavenly reward in the presence of our Savior Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father. May God's love comfort Phil's surviving friends and family at this difficult time. God bless, Dick and Linda Dillon, Summerfield, Florida

John Connors
   Posted Sun March 08, 2015

The Acquaintance was sent by John Connors.

Sorry for your loss,thinking of your family. John - Wolseley Industrial Group

Jean Evans
   Posted Sun March 08, 2015
Carita - I was so sorry to read of your husband's death. Praying for you and your family.

Jason Carter Sr.
   Posted Tue March 10, 2015
Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to you and your Family.

Jason Carter
   Posted Tue March 10, 2015

White Callas was sent by The Carter Family.

We're deeply saddended by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Christina Pickett
   Posted Tue March 10, 2015

Blooming Basket was sent by George Pickett .

Miguel, Julie, Miguel, Antonio Larrucea
   Posted Wed March 11, 2015
We are so sorry about your loss. Your father was a warm and nice man. You and your family will be in our prayers.

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