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Lyle Carbaugh

January 18, 1920 — January 8, 2020

Lyle Edward Carbaugh, age 99, of Burton, Texas passed away January 8, 2020, just 10 days shy of his 100th birthday.

He was born on January 18, 1920 to Harry Lee and Bertha Adams Carbaugh in Chadwick, Illinois. He later moved to Houston, Texas, where he met and married Gertrude Schroeder. They lived in Houston until the early 1970s, when they retired to their home near Lake Somerville in Burton.

Lyle dedicated many years of his life to helping others. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1941 and spent 4 years serving his country during World War II. He sailed to England on the SS Louis Pasteur and was stationed as part of the 21st Statistical Control Unit outside London. He later was transferred to Norwich, England, Annecy, France, and Heidelberg, Germany. When he was put on inactive duty in 1945, he had been promoted to Second Lieutenant.

Lyle spent his career working for Ralph Johnston as a bookkeeper and right-hand man. He was on a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo committee and served as Assistant Rodeo Ticket Director. Lyle and Gertie both volunteered with the Shriners and Lion’s Club of Burton, and were active members of the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Rehburg in Burton, Texas. They also served as volunteers at the Rocky Creek Volunteer Fire Department and other area groups.

He and Gertie loved to travel. They took many trips across the United States to visit family and friends in their RV. Lyle was a huge Houston Astros fan and was very excited to see them win the World Series.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert Carbaugh, and wife, Gertie.

Lyle is survived by his loving family: son and daughter-in-law Larry and Karen Carbaugh of El Campo; daughter and son-in-law Linda and Eddie D. Moore of Frankston, and daughter Lila Carbaugh Steele of Burton; grandchildren: Christopher Carbaugh, Kimberly Carbaugh, Hayley and husband Brian Frink; Abby and husband Matt Gore, and Chad Schubert; great-grandchildren: Tristan Brantley, Tanner Gore, Tatum Gore, Chad Schubert, Jr., Ethan Schubert, Peyton Schubert, Arabella Schubert, Kaylynn Frink, Ben Frink, and Charlotte Frink.

Serving as pallbearers are Tristan Brantley, Matt Gore, Eddie D. Moore, Jr., Chad Schubert, Jay Yarter, and Jim Yarter. Roy Dueitt, Rick Schroeder, and Jacob F. Yarter will be honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be Friday, January 10, 2020 from 5:00-7:00pm at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham, Texas. A funeral service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Rehburg at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Graveside services at the church cemetery are under the auspices of Graham Lodge #20 A.F. and A.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church of Rehburg, or to Heart to Heart Hospice, 7925 S. Broadway Avenue, Suite 1140, Tyler, Texas 75793.

Funeral arrangements for Lyle Edward Carbaugh are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham.

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