Max Vance Lyles, 78, a longtime resident of Oak Park, IL passed away at his home on November 10, 2022. Max grew up in Carrollton, KY, and was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and received a Master’s degree in mathematics from Purdue University. He started his career as a math teacher and went on to become an editor of math textbooks; he spent many years working for Laidlaw and Scott Foresman. He had a passion for travel, gardening and was a gifted artist who annually designed his own Christmas cards.
He was the son of the late Palmore and Pauline Vance Lyles. He was a devoted brother to the late Billy R. Lyles. A cherished uncle to his nephews Patrick Todd (Becky) and Christopher (Becky) Lyles and his niece Lee Ann Yager (Paul). A proud great uncle to Mackenzie Lyles, Zachary Vance Lyles (Nicole), Heather Goupil (Brett), and his great-great niece Stella Lee Goupil. He will be missed by his cousins: Rickie, Kathie, Nancy and Paula.
He will be missed by his many friends, including his close friend, Richard Majko. A future Memorial service will be held at his church, Third Unitarian Church 301 N Mayfield in Chicago. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly. (www.lbfechicago.org), 355 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607.