Lyle Vern Harrold


Lyle Vern Harrold was born June 26, 1928, in Tracy, Okla., to Virgil and Addie Cochran Harrold (Mom and Pop). Lyle was the seventh child born to Virgil and Addie.
He went to school at Edmond Normal School and at age 17 he left high school to follow his brothers who had served in the military. Lyle served in the United States Army in Japan during World War II. While in Japan he was assigned to guard the summer palace of the Emperor of Japan located in Kamakura.
When Lyle returned from serving in the Army, he married Betty Nance and they had one daughter, Renita Jo. He then married Cherry Hamilton and with that marriage had Dian, Howard, Brenda and Tammee.
Harrold Brothers Oil Service was a family company that Lyle and his brothers worked for until he went into business for himself and formed Harrolds Dozer Service. Lyle helped with the developing of many housing additions and roads in Edmond and surrounding communities.
Lyle was the last of the Harrold brothers. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers and one sister, Bryson, Hope, Orville (Dinger), Abner, Dale, and Burnett and Cherry; his wife of 52 years; son, Howard; and grandson, Dutch Lesseg.
He is survived by daughters, Renita Jo and Robert Adams, Dian and Allan Heyland, Brenda Miller, and Tammee Lesseg, all of Edmond, Okla.; and eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He leaves behind many friends.
Lyle met daily at Virginia's Café for coffee and to aggravate all of the employees. He was known for his sense of humor. Once he welded a co worker's lunch box shut and he also greased the interurban tracks so it couldn't run, but I was told he got caught and had to clean up the grease. Dale and Lyle put a car on the railroad tracks and drove it to Guthrie. I am sure there are lots of antics that he didn't share with everyone.
Services will be 2 p.m., Monday, April 15, 2019, at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel, Edmond.
Published on April 12, 2019
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3 posts

Rod Marshall
Apr 16, 2019
I have known Lyle and family since my days at Joe's Gibble gas. Lyle was a good man and he will be missed. Rest in peace.
James Heyland & Jody Phelps
Apr 13, 2019
Dian & Allan so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. May you find comfort in remembering the many years shared with him. Our thoughts are with your entire family. Take care.
Sandy Dedek Owen
Apr 13, 2019
I truly respected this man. I soent many happy times at the Harrold home and at the lake. Godspeed Lyle Harrold❣