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Alfred Berry Wyles, 69

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Alfred Berry Wyles, 69, of Cabot lost his battle to pancreatic cancer and went to be with his Lord on January 7, 2016 with his children by his side. He was born on September 5, 1946 to the late Berry Obil Wyles and Opal Lillian Dean Wyles in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is also preceded in death by the love of his life, Betty Gail Powell Wyles; his son, Jeffery Dale; his beautiful granddaughter, Kaitlyn Nacole Wyles; and three brothers, Danny, Joe and George.

Al served his country honorably in the United States Army with the 501st Aviation Battalion during the Vietnam War. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and rifle sharpshooter.

He was a cowboy at heart and spent many years enjoying riding and showing horses with his family. The familiar sound of him hollering at Cinder as they rounded the arena in speed is known to many. He also attend Oklahoma Horseshoeing School, he was still shoeing for friends and family just last year. Al also enjoyed coon hunting with his son Mark, best friend, Jim Woods, and Brian Spears that trio spent many nights in the woods listening to the sound of Al’s black and tan hounds. Who according to Al were the only breed to run, he raised top of the line black and tans for many years.

Al left behind his children, Vickey Wyles Sheridan and husband Steve of Benton, Mark Wyles and his wife, Tonya of Austin, Jackey Wyles of Conway, and Gaylon Wyles and his wife, Ashley of Jacksonville; 12 grandchildren, Tyler Whitfield, Ceciley Whitfield, Tate Sheridan, Andi Sheridan, Blake Wyles, Justin Wyles, Austin Huhn, Megan Seborn, Preston Wyles, Jaxson Wyles, Logan Wyles and on the way, Kaylon Gabriel Dean Wyles ; three great grandchildren; sister, Bernice Wyles of Missouri; brothers, Chester Wyles and wife Toni of Louisiana, Wesley Stone and wife Nora of Benton, Ricky Wyles and Johnny Wyles; his dear friend, Jim Woods and numerous other family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 10th from 6 to 8 p.m. at A Natural State Funeral Service Chapel. Al will be laid to rest on Monday, January 11th at 10 a.m. at McGinty Town Cemetery in Greenbrier, Arkansas with full military honors. Arrangements were entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076.


  • Sherry Stracener Posted January 7, 2016 7:50 PM

    Al was a real good friend Carl and I have known him for many years we horse showed with him. Al had a big heart and would do anything for you that was asked. He will be missed but he was so tired in this battle with cancer and ready to go and be reunited with his precious wife Betty. Praying God will comfort the family during this trying time.

  • Mike McGhee Posted January 7, 2016 8:29 PM

    So sorry for your loss.

  • Sissy Wyles Posted January 7, 2016 8:29 PM

    Rest in peace Alfred . You will truly be missed .

  • Shannon Black Posted January 7, 2016 8:57 PM

    My heart and prayers are with the family.

  • Amanda Epley Posted January 8, 2016 12:48 AM

    Rest in Peace,Al. Your in the arms of the angels now,may you find peace and love here!

  • Tammy Sutherland Posted January 8, 2016 3:52 AM

    So sorry for your loss Al was a great man he will be missed by everyone that knew him. The Sutherland family loved him praying for you all.

  • Dan & Sharon Clark Posted January 8, 2016 9:57 AM

    Dan & I are saddened by the loss of Al. We have known him as a neighbor & friend for 22 years. I will always remember him for his infectious laugh & willingness to help whenever we needed it, whether it be feeding horses & chickens when we were out of town or helping me learn about trimming my horses feet. He was a good & loyal friend who will be missed.

  • Natasha Welch Posted January 8, 2016 7:47 PM

    Uncle Al was a good man… I enjoyed many years staying the weekends with him… R.I.P. Uncle Al

  • Judy McKnight Posted January 8, 2016 8:31 PM

    i am so sorry for your lose! My the lord hold you in his hands in this time of grieving. Your dad was a good man! I owe a lot to him and Betty!

  • Nicolina Lievsay Posted January 8, 2016 9:04 PM

    As one grieves at a loss of a great man, many cherished memories flood in and bring a smile to warm the heart. Hold on and cherish the memories for they will be with you always.

  • Mark Wyles Posted January 8, 2016 11:40 PM

    He made me the man I am today loosing him took a big part of me with him love u Dad

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