Lawrence (Larry) Walter Kyber, 88, died peacefully, surrounded by family, on Saturday, September 16, 2017, in Dallas, Georgia. Larry was born September 4, 1929 to Walter and Florence Kyber in Santa Barbara, California, and was the eldest of 3 children. He graduated from Santa Paula High School in 1948. He served 4 years in the Navy, during which time he met his first wife, Patricia Gambino, and they married in Maryland in 1954. In 1955, Larry and Patricia moved to the San Fernando Valley in California, where he began a long career as an electrical engineer; first for Hughes Aircraft, and eventually retiring from Litton Industries after 40 years as a Member of the Technical Staff. Larry and Patricia had five children together, and in 1974 Patricia tragically died of cancer. In 1975, Larry married Audrey (Audie) Sipe, and added a sixth child to the fold a year later. He decided to complete his college education decades after abandoning it for a career. In 1982, he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Redlands, in 1984, a MBA from West Coast University, and in 1987, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from West Coast University.
Larry loved his life experiences. He especially loved learning, traveling, and sharing his stories with family and friends (which became better each time he told them). He also created many wonderful memories for his family camping throughout the state of California, and enjoyed his many special vacations to various places around the world with his wife, Audie. He was an adept handyman who could build or fix just about anything. Yet, his greatest joy came from being a devoted husband, a loving father, and a loyal friend to many. In his latter days, Larry found special comfort in his faith in Christ. He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Audrey (Audie), his children: Paul Kyber and his wife, Amy Jo Hostetler; Andy Kyber; Peggy Carlson and her husband, John Carlson; Tim Kyber and his wife, Dawna Kyber; Katie Bouvier and her husband, Philippe Bouvier; and Tony Kyber and his wife, Brigitta Kyber. He also had 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter; his mother, Florence; his sisters Helen and Viola; and his wife of almost 20 years, Patricia. A private service will be held at the Georgia National Cemetery. Special thanks to the staff at The Overlook and Heartland Hospice for their care and devotion during his final days.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to C&S Health & Rehab ℅ Overlook at Cedarcrest | 2351 Cedarcrest Road | Acworth | GA 30101. Condolences can be left for the family at www.GeorgiaFuneralCare.com