Russell Reno August Lytle

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ARLINGTON -- Russell Reno August Lytle, 23, passed away Monday, March 26, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska. Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 3321 W. Park Row Drive, Arlington. Interment: 3 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas. Visitation: The family will receive friends 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Alaska Fisher House, 4943 Zeamer Ave., SBER Elmendorf-Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska 99506, 907-222-1673, Reno was born Aug. 1, 1988, in Arlington, to Russell L. Lytle and Kim Schellhammer Lytle. He graduated from Kennedale High School in 2006. Reno served in the Air Force since 2007 as an assistant dictated crew chief on the F-22 Raptor (Squadron 525 "Bulldogs") and was an airman with the 3rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. He was a competitive wakeboarder, and enjoyed hunting, video games and working on cars. Reno was a devoted family man who loved his family and friends, lived every day to the fullest, making an impact and changing the lives of so many. He had an infectious smile and carried it everywhere he went. Survivors: Wife, Brandie Lytle; children, Destiny Rain Lytle and Hunter James Lytle; parents, Russell and Kim Lytle; brother, Chad Lytle and wife, Christina; niece and nephew, Ashlyn Lytle and Jayden Lytle; sister, Kassidy Janicki and husband, Nick; niece, Penelope Janicki; and a host of family and friends. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. Dear Lytle Family: We extend our deepest sympathy to your Family regarding the tragic loss of your Son, Brother, Husband and Father. Our son in law, Clinton Gibson, worked with Reno at JBER. We offer Prayers for Comfort and Strength to all of you as you endure such a difficult loss. God’s Peace to all of you.

  2. My deepest condolences for your lose. I thank SrA Little for his sacrifice and service. I also thank the whole family for their sacrifice and service also. May the peace of our Lord be bestowed upon you.

  3. Russell & Kim: We were so shocked and saddened to hear about your loss of Reno. It just doesn’t seem possible. Reno was so full of life. Every time we saw him at the river he was always smiling. He had such a warm and lively personality. Everyone enjoyed being around him. We wish we had the power to ease the pain of your loss. Just know that we are thinking of you. Love, Gary & Judy

  4. I know that no words can ease the pain that you are going through. I did want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. I made a donation to the Alaska Fisher House.

  5. Thank you for your service my brother in arms. May the Lord welcome you. I am honored to be one of the PGR members to serve you and your family. God, give this family comfort at this time, AMEN.

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry for your loss. Reno will always be remembered in our family.

  7. Kim, What can be said? Your son is the kind of person who even now makes a wonderful and heartfelt impact on everyone who knows of him. I use ‘is’ because it’s good to remember and take comfort from the fact that God is a God of the living. May he be with you and your family while you all get used to not having Reno with you for right now. Hang in there.

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