A. D. Kyle, Jr., 83, went to his heavenly home on Sunday, December 3, 2017, after an extended battle with cancer. His belief in God and his devotion to his family sustained him during this trying time. A. D. was born on August 31, 1934 in Carthage, Texas, to A. D. Sr. and Willie Ethyl Kyle. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior and later felt the call to the ministry. On March 2, 1956, he married the love of his life, Mary Sue Colemon in Carthage, Texas. They have been married for 61 years. He served, with Mary Sue by his side, as a minister in Southern Baptist Churches for over 40 years. Texas towns in which he pastored included Diboll in 1956, followed by churches in Lufkin, Panola, Gorman, Rising Star, Brownfield, Crane, Chico, El Paso, and Odessa. He also preached at churches outside Texas, in Boulder, Colorado and Deming, New Mexico. After retiring in 1996, they lived in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, then moved to Midland (Greenwood), Texas, before finally settling in Sherman, Texas. The last two decades, he continued his work in the ministry by working as a bi-vocational, supply, or interim pastor in over 15 additional churches located in and around Cloudcroft, Greenwood, and Sherman. During A. D.’s ministry, he conducted 287 weddings and 468 funerals, preached 70 revivals, and performed over 1100 baptisms. He also served on the Southern Baptist Executive Board and was very active in the Rio Grande river ministry involving many churches in west Texas. While pastoring at First Baptist Church in Crane, he made over 150 trips to Los Fresnos, Mexico, where he helped build a mission church, conducted Vacation Bible Schools, held revivals, and performed many baptisms in the Rio Grande river. In 1965, while preaching at Rising Star, he obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Howard Payne College in Brownwood. A. D. had many interests and hobbies throughout his life, including motorcycles, hunting, reloading, target shooting, photography, and reading western novels, however more than anything, he loved people. A. D. is survived by his wife, Mary Sue Kyle of Sherman, Texas, son Keith Dallas Kyle and daughter-in-law Candy of Midland (Greenwood), Texas, daughter Elizabeth Lucille Huckabee and son-in-law James of Sherman, Texas, and son Joseph Riley Kyle and daughter-in-law Lori of El Paso, Texas; his grandchildren Cara Fowler and husband Erik, Adrian Kyle, Hilary Marroquin and husband Marcus, James Kyle, Scott Kyle, Dallas Kyle, and Mary Beth Huckabee; and his great-grandchildren Noah and Levi Fowler, and Mila and Brooks Marroquin. Family visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM Tuesday, December 5 at Waldo Funeral Home. A memorial service will be at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, December 6 at Waldo Funeral Home with Rev. Joseph Riley Kyle officiating. Burial will follow on Thursday at 1:00 PM in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Carthage.