Ernie E. Pyles, 69, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis at 2:17 a.m. on Friday, January 27, 2023.
He was born April 30, 1953, in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of the late Clyde and Mary Pyles.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Carla Sue Pyles. Ernie retired from the American Red Cross in St. Louis after 15 years of dedicated service in maintenance.
He was a member of Trintiy Lutheran Church in Edwardsville and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Justin and Leanne Pyles of Imperial, Missouri and Ryan and Michelle Pyles of Fenton, Missouri; two stepdaughters, Amy Killian of Godfrey and Kelly and husband, Greg Schulte of Colorado; three grandchildren, Blake, Brooklyn and Morgan Pyles; step grandchildren, Reese Killian, Jaxson, Liam and Harper Schulte; and cherished family friends Jason, Melissa, Tyler (God Son), Cameron, Taylor and Courtney Williams.
In celebration of his life, a memorial service will be at Trinity Lutheran Church, 600 Water Street in Edwardsville at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2023, with Reverend John Shank officiating.
Burial will be at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.