Paul Donald Lytle, 82, an Air Force chief master sergeant who also had been president of the Montana Board of Realtors, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.
He was born June 20, 1930, in Detroit, Mich., to William Russell Lytle and Catharine Bernadette (Stonham) Lytle. He served in the Air Force for more than 22 years, retiring as chief master sergeant. He served from Barrel, Alaska, to Japan to Vietnam, with stints in Germany and southern California.
His hair turned white after six months in Vietnam because, he said, “I didn’t like being shot at.” He had played Class D baseball, bowled and played pool and cards. He collected stamps and coins.
The Big Sky project brought him to Montana, where he was sales manager under Chet Huntley. Licensed as a real estate broker in five states, he had served as president of three boards: the Montana Board of Realtors, the Bozeman Board of Realtors and the Billings Board of Realtors. He served as local director for the State of Montana Board of Realtors, Montana’s director for the National Association of Realtors and was regional vice president for the National Association of Realtors.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Susan; children, Terry Brown, Jim, Beth Mayer, Chris Wemple, Paul, Sara, Kent Brewer and Heidi Wulff; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Cremation & Funeral Gallery.
Remembrances may be sent to Unity Church of Christianity, P.O. Box 23397, Billings, MT 59104; or Independence Hall, 710 Lake Elmo Drive, Billings, MT 59105.