William ‘Billy’ Edward Lytle III

William “Billy” Edward Lytle III, 41, of Vienna, passed away on Jan. 17, 2014, at Parkersburg Care and Rehab Center.

He was born in Parkersburg, on Nov. 6, 1972, to William E. Lytle Jr. and Sally Fye Lytle Emerick.

He fought a long and courageous battle with Friederich’s Ataxia and now he is set free and reunited with his Nana and Papa.

He is a PHS graduate of 1991, attended WVU-P, and studied theater and computer programming. He was also a member of First Presbyterian Church in Parkersburg. He was an avid Pittsburgh fan and he loved his Steelers and Pirates. Listening to music was of so much enjoyment to him, particularly music of the ’80’s.

He is survived by his mother, Sally Emerick and devoted stepfather, Rod Emerick, of Vienna; father, William E. Lytle Jr. of Pennsylvania; two half-sisters, Lisa Sensky and Lana Jolley of Franklin, Pa., and their children, Joey, Ian, Jennifer and Grace; a very special aunt and uncle of Powhatan, Va., Joyce and Frank Leep; three cousins who were very close to him, Mark (Marsha) Leep and children, Parker and Clayton, Mike (Jackie) Leep and children, Justin, Ali and Preston, and Lori (Tom) Foley and children, Laura, Matt and Bryan, all of Virginia; and also, a devoted and dear friend, Shane Terrell, who was with him since grade school.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Dorothy and George Fye; and paternal grandparents, Evelyn and William Lytle Sr.

The family would like to express special thanks to the entire staff at Parkersburg Care and Rehab and Dr. Powderly/Kate for their loving care while he was in their facility. Also special thanks to Dr. Stephan Hanna/Mary.

He will be deeply missed by all of his family and friends.

A memorial service will be held Feb. 8 at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Michael Seely officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service from 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the National Ataxia Foundation, 2600 Fernbrook Lane Suite 119, Minneapolis, MN 55447-4751 or the First Presbyterian Church in Parkersburg, or to a charity of choice.

Online condolences may be sent to www.leavittfuneralhome.com