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“Pyle FamilyOur thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time of loss. Thinking of you...Dr. Timothy Bussick and Staff ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Timothy Bussick - IN

“I'm so very sorry to hear of Frank's passing. I worked for him at Pyle Industries and he was always kind to me (as were all the Pyle family). My...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Gaye Krumanaker

“Your spry young at heart soul will be missed just as our talks will be Frank! I can still see the gleam in your eyes......! ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Lisa

“His legacy will always live through all of you. Keep the love always. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Cheryl Webb - Wilmington, OH

“Thinking of you during these difficult times. Although we don't have the perfect words to say, we want you to know that we are with you in thought...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Chad and Judy Wenger - AZ

“So sorry for your loss, what a wonderfully full life Frank has lived. An so many lives he has touched. My prayers are with you all. ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Bryce Burnworth - Saturn, IN

“I had the honor of meeting Frank through one of the ballroom dance teachers this year. We both had enjoyed this hobby, through out the past years. He...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Judy Baumgartner - Ft Wayne, IN

“Sorry for your loss.I have fond memories of Frank at ball games at Huntington Catholic. He was such a big booster. His support of our program helped...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Julie Scher - Avilla, IN

“So sorry for your loss You have my deepest sympathy. Pat ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Patricia McCarthy - Boulder, CO

“I worked for Pyle Industries for many years and have a lot of fond memories. I'm sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Dixie Harrold

“Pyle family, I was so sad to read about Franks passing. I worked at Pyle Industires for a long time and it was a great job! Frank was always a nice...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: kathy harper(LeCount) - hgtn, IN

“Our sincere condolences to the Pyle family. You are in our prayersTom and Jeanie Renie ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Tom and Jean Renie - Fishers, IN

“Prayers and good memories to all the Pyle Family from Jeff & Theresa Young & Family ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Jeff Young - Huntington, IN

“Pyle family. So sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Christi McElhaney - Huntington, IN

“Dear Pyle family,Our sincere sympathy at the loss of Frank. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please know we are here...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Thinking of all of you during this time. I enjoyed talking with Frank at a couple basketball games. Blessings to you all and find comfort in your...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Lynn & Sandy Knapp - Fort Wayne, IN

“I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Frank's family, sorry for your loss. Jeremiah 29:11 assures us that God is thinking thoughts of peace...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: A friend


Retired business owner Frank L. Pyle Jr., 87, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at 7:17 AM surrounded by his eight children at Sage Bluff Health & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Pyle was the son Frank L. Pyle Sr. and Goldie M. (Neeley) Pyle. Frank was born in Old Hickory, TN; lived in Chula Vista, CA for eight years during his developmental years; and moved to Huntington, IN in 1949. Frank graduated from Huntington High School in 1949. He attended Ball State University and Huntington College, where he played football. He entered the United States Air Force in 1951, serving four years during the Korean War, and was based in Texas, Alaska and Oklahoma. He was honorably discharged January 3, 1955, and returned to Huntington, IN where he assumed the role of President of Utah Electronics before joining Pyle Industries, which was founded by his father Frank L. Pyle Sr. Frank and his father were the originators of the world-famous Pyle Driver Speaker brand. Frank remained President of the company until his retirement in 1995. During his tenure with Pyle Industries, Frank was President of the American Loudspeakers Manufacturers Association and was Campaign Chairman of United Way of Huntington County. He assisted in establishing the Junior Achievement program in Huntington, IN and served as its first Executive Director. Frank founded the Huntington Catholic High School Rambler Booster Club in the 1970s and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from the community and his business connections for the school athletic program. He also co-founded the Z-Place Pizza chain in 1970 in Huntington, which is still in business to this day. Frank was a standout athlete in many sports, his favorites being basketball, track, football, golf, and fast-pitch softball. He especially enjoyed watching Butler Bulldogs men's basketball and attending Homestead High School girl's basketball games.

Frank is survived by eight children: Alan Pyle (partner Chun Gallagher), Huntington, IN; Joan (Tim) Watson, Walnut, IL; Mark (Sherie) Pyle; Kent (Ellen) Pyle, both of Fort Wayne, IN; Lori (Tim) Guy; Rise (Larry) Buzzard; Dean (Teri) Pyle; Joel (Paige) Pyle all of Huntington, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents; the mother of his children, Joanne Pyle, who passed earlier this year; and wife Evelyn Pyle who passed in 2014.

Frank is survived by two brothers, William H. (Martha) Pyle of Huntington, IN, and Thomas E. (Carole) Pyle of Tucson, AZ, and sixteen grandchildren: Lindsey (Ron) Daniel, Andrea Watson, John (Joy) Watson, Michael Watson, Alicia Pyle, Taylor (Meghan) Pyle, Colin Pyle, Evan Pyle, Dustin DuPriest, Jennifer DuPriest, Adam (Kelliemarie) Pyle, Amanda (Jim) Koschmann, Alexandra (Tyler) Rosenfeld, Ryan Pyle, Max Pyle and Helena Pyle. Frank had eleven great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Tuesday only, December 26, 2017, from 2:00-5:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN. A private memorial service will be held Wednesday, December 27, 2017, for immediate family only before entombment at the Gardens of Memory cemetery in Huntington, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Allen County SPCA.