January 12, 1970 - October 19, 2021
OAK ISLAND - Chris Raym Lyle (Stephen Christopher Mode), 51, beloved husband, brother and friend, passed away on Tuesday, October 19,2021. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Forbis and Dick Guilford Chapel, 5926 West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, North Carolina 27410. The family will receive friends beginning at 12:00 p.m. prior to the service. Chris was born in Greensboro to the late Bryan Lyle and Dianne Martin Mode Lyle. Chris was a long-time resident of Greensboro area until he moved to Oak Island, NC. Chris loved football and he especially loved to watch his beloved UNC Tarheels play. Chris graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism and English. Shortly after graduation, he moved to San Diego, California and worked on writing plays. After leaving San Diego, Chris came home to Greensboro and joined the U.S. Army as an engineer. He served in Alaska and in Minnesota until he had to retire due to health issues. Chris had a soft spot in his heart for animals of every kind and he loved them all never minding what kind they were. His love for animals brought a great deal of joy to him throughout his life. In addition to his parents, Chris is preceded in death by his sister, Tonya M. Jaynes, his brother, Darren Mode, his grandfather Garthan Martin, brother-in-law, John Elliott and grandmother, Ethel Lyle. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife. Sheila Lyle, his uncles, Eddie Lyle (Virgie), Joe Lyle (Susie) nephew, Shane O'Dell, great nephew, Ryan O'Dell and great niece Paige O'Dell. He is also survived by his sister, Ronda Elliott, brother, Darrell Mode, nephews Jared Steven Jaynes (Morgan), Robert Ethan Mode, William Aaron Mode, Garthan Andrew Mode (Katelyn), Tyler Duncan Paul, nieces, Cartlain Anna Jaynes and Allison Elizabeth Wilder. He is also survived by his grandmother, Anna M. Martin, brother-in-law, Roger Jaynes, uncle, Barry Martin (Marie) and cousin, Barry "Butch" Martin, Jr. To those wishing to honor Chris with a memorial contribution, please consider a gift to the Guilford County Animal Shelter, 4525 Wendover Avenue, Greensboro, North Carolina 27409. Forbis and Dick Guilford Chapel is serving the family.
OAK ISLAND - Chris Raym Lyle (Stephen Christopher Mode), 51, beloved husband, brother and friend, passed away on Tuesday, October 19,2021. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Forbis and Dick Guilford... View Obituary & Service Information
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