Kyle was a people person. Even at a young age, he always wanted to interact with others. Kyle never met a stranger. He had a way of making people feel comfortable around him and would strike up a conversation with anyone. It mattered none to him if you were rich or poor, well dressed or tattered, male, female, on cloud nine or in a ditch.He had an unassuming smile that put people at ease.
Kyle was also a “Good Samaritan”. He would help anyone…even if it made a hardship for himself. I never knew him to be confrontational toward anyone. Kyle never really cared about material wealth. It was never a driving force in his life. He cared about and wanted the things that money couldn’t buy; like happiness, close friends, a womans’ love, a wife, children, and family. He traveled all over the United States…was never fearful of a new location, a new job, or to meet new people.
A good portion of his life here on earth was troubled. He had his demons. He had to “pull himself up by the bootstraps” many times and try again…but he never gave up wanting his life to be “normal”. He had his failures…failures that would have beaten a weaker man…there was no “quit” in Kyle.
Until his death, we were not aware of the many people he had met, influenced, or helped during his short life. My heart tells me that he would have wanted people to remember him as… “a good guy, someone who would be there if you needed him”. I think he accomplished that, and of this, we are most proud of our son. -Henry & Annette Tilley