Fallen Hero: SSG Marvin D. Kyle (Ret)

Columbia/Crystal Springs

Funeral Home

Colonial Funeral Home

323 2nd St Columbia, MS


Colonial Funeral Home, Thursday, January 18, 2024, 5-9 pm.


Friday, January 19, 2024, 11 am, Enon Baptist Church.


Military Service Tribute, Honors, and Obituary 

Recognizing and Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard. “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on January 14, 2024, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  SSG Marvin D. Kyle (Ret), age 58, who had served in the MSARNG within the 890th Engineer Battalion has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord. 

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism, sacrifices, and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright, and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Another great Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.

Obituary, Visitation, and Service details:  

Marvin D. Kyle, of Columbia, MS, left this world to be with our Lord on Sunday January 14, 2024 at the age 58.

Marvin was born in Memphis, TN to Arthur Kyle and Mary Elizabeth Knight Kyle on May 29, 1965. He grew up in Crystal Springs, MS and was the third of four children. He moved to Columbia in 1983 and married Phyllis Joan Thornhill Kyle in September of 1986.

Marvin was a retired Army Veteran and Army National Guardsman. He attended Pearl River Community College where he received three Associate’s Degrees. He worked many years as a biomedical technician, was a member of Enon Baptist Church, and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Marvin is survived by his wife, Phyllis Joan Kyle; his daughters, Jodi Kieff (Matthew), and Kelli Norris; mother, Mary Elizabeth Kyle; sisters, Tammy Watson (Tom), and Adeline Kyle Sones (Clint); a brother, Mark Kyle; three grandchildren, Gage Kieff (Danielle), Jamie Kieff, and Kaylin Norris; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Kyle; nephew, Kyle Austin Sones; and niece, Mia Felts Prine.

Visitation for Marvin will be held at Colonial Funeral Home on Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. The funeral service, officiated by Brother Bill Morris and Brother Wilford Knight, will be held at 11:00 am at Enon Baptist Church. He will be laid to rest in the Enon Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors.