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Obituary for WILLIAM RANDOLPH KYLER, SR.
William "Bill" Randolph Kyler, 65 of Capital Heights, MD, passed away peacefully at Washington DC Veterans Medical Center on Monday, October 5, 2015. Bill was born February 16, 1950 in Prince Frederick, MD to Mary S. Boome Gross and William Kyler. He graduated from Blue Mountain Academy (BMA) Hamburg, PA. In May 2012, Bill united in holy matrimony to Anne Marie Powell.
Bill was in the United States Air Force active duty until 1974. Bill was a carpenter, as well as, a member of the Carpenters Union Local 132. He worshiped at New True Way Church in Washington, DC and his pastor was District Elder Lowell Thomas Jr. His favorite scripture was first Corinthians 10:13. One of Bill's greatest passions was participating in the Chesapeake Bay Bridge 10K Run/Walk to promote cancer awareness, watching the Ravens games, and spending time with his family & friends.
Those who will miss Bill the most include: his mother, Mary Gross; his step-mother, Irene Kyler; his son, William (Little Bill) Randolph Kyler Jr.; his grandson, Divante Kyler; his great granddaughter, Karina Kyler; his step daughter, Andrea Blackburn; and her daughter, Angel Poyser. He also leaves to mourn April Jones and Tanya Kelton, whom he considered his daughters and Espree Cradle who he considered his granddaughter. Bill leaves behind his brothers: Warren Claggett (Nina); Michael Booth; John W. Gross Ill (Jane); Charles Gross (Gail); Lyndon Gross (Amanda); his sisters: Gloria Foster and Carrie Gross; his special friend, Pat Nelson-Stewart; and a host of niece, nephews, family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his wife, Ann Marie; his father, William Kyler and his step-father, John W. Gross Jr.; brothers, James Claggett and Maurice Booth and sister, Mary Frances Harrod.