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Obituary for Gerald E. Lyttle

Gerald E. Lyttle

Gerald Edward Lyttle, age 86 of Hastings, passed away on June 20, 2020 at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence. Gerald was born on May 29, 1934 in Athens, the son of Lloyd and Juanita (Jackson) Lyttle. A veteran, Gerald proudly served his country in the United States Army. Gerald was employed by Oliver Equipment for four years and then Hastings Manufacturing for 32 years before retiring in 1993. He thoroughly enjoyed his retirement. In his younger years, Gerald enjoyed coon hunting. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, feeding hummingbirds, antique engines and tractors, and spending time up north at his cabin in Dublin, Michigan. Most of all, Gerald loved his family and spent as much time as he could with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Gerald is survived by children: Robert (Cheryl) Lyttle, Laura (Luis) Torres, and Lisa (Wes) Thompson; seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; sister: Joan (Jack) Green; special friend: Lois Slater; and several nieces and nephews. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Barbara Lyttle; infant son: Phillip Lyttle; infant daughter: Phyliss Lyttle; grandson: Jerry Torres; brothers: Gordon Lyttle, Gary Lyttle, and Gale Lyttle; sisters: Joyce Patterson; and son-in-law: Willie Murray. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial contributions to a charity of one’s choice will be appreciated. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Gerald’s family.