Clarence Nickolas “Nick” Lytle, age 84, of Morehead, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2021, at St. Claire HealthCare in Morehead after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Born October 22, 1936, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of the late Raymond H. “Ray” and Novenda Elrod Lytle. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his twin sister, Carrie Nan Lytle Wells, and two brothers, Elwood Lytle and Calvin Ray Lytle.
Nick is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Charlene Horton Lytle, whom he wed October 8, 1960, and their four children: Shawna (Bob) Dailey of Carlisle, Deleah (Billy) Warren of Morehead, Norman (Soni) Lytle of St. George Island, FL and Joel (Shelly) Lytle of Morehead; six dearly loved grandchildren: Brittany (Jared) Crowe of Morehead, Bobby Morgan (Alyse) Frederick of Los Angeles, CA, Logan (Elayna) Dailey of Carlisle, Kourtnay Warren (Jackson Baker) of Morehead, Christiana and MaKayla Lytle of Morehead; seven great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Nick was active in the Morehead congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and enjoyed talking about the Bible and sharing his faith with others.
He attended University Breckinridge School and served his country in the U.S. Army from 1957-58 in Germany. The veteran’s association offered much support during his illness.
Nick began working in the family grocery business at an early age and spent several years managing Saveway and later Ray’s SuperValu alongside his father. In 1980, he founded Lytle’s Pest Control where he was affectionately known around the Morehead community as the “Bug Man.”
He was an avid outdoorsman and a member of Kentucky's Corps of Longriflemen. His many interests included hunting, fishing, archery, leather working, collecting rocks and arrowheads, tending to his grape arbor, spending time with family and friends, as well as helping those in need.
One of his all-time favorite activities was traveling out West with his friends to elk hunt.
He never met a stranger, loved to talk and always had a story to tell. When friends came to visit, he would always tell them, “Come back when you can’t stay so long.” Nick will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Morehead.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Claire HealthCare Hospice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, 400 Fraley Drive, Morehead, KY 40351.
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