Kyle Wayne Harris, 61, of Martin, died Thursday, January 7, at Rapid City Monument Health Hospital surrounded by his wife and children.
Kyle was born on December 25, 1959 to Robert and Faye (Porch) Harris in Martin. In August of 1960 the family moved to Chadron. Then in the fall of 1962 they moved to Arthur, Neb., from there they moved to Big Springs. Kyle attended school in Big Springs until his Junior year, then they moved back to Martin. He was involved in basketball and rodeo. He graduated in 1978 and then attended college in Okmulgee, Okla., where he learned the trade of saddle making and boot repair.
He returned to Martin and opened his boot and saddle repair shop in Circle H on Main Street where he worked until 1996.
On September 5, 1981, Kyle married his sweetheart Kimberly Ann Henschel. To this union was born four children: Kellan, Kalen, Klay and Kelsie.
Throughout his life he also farmed and ranched alongside his father-in-law Edward Henschel and later his sons.
Kyle was involved in the Bennett County Fair Board, High School Rodeo, School Board, Bennett County Jaycees, Martin City Council, Master Mason and Bennett County Commissioners.
Kyle’s greatest achievements were his children and grandchildren. He was a loving son, husband, uncle, father, and papa; a genuine friend to all.
Survivors include his wife, Kim; children Kalen (Heather), Klay (Kasi) and Kelsie Meeks (Luke); his mother Faye; his sister Lauri (Ken) Jobbins; eight grandchildren and many other family members.
He is proceeded in death by his son Kellan; Father, Robert; Sister, Robin; Grandparents William and Ruth Porch, and William and Inez Harris.
A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, January 14, at 11:00 a.m. in the Old American Legion Auditorium in Martin. Cal Clifford and Pastor Lisa Danielson will be officiating. A lunch will be served at the New Legion following the service.
Honorary pallbearers are all the extended “children” he claimed and loved. Also his family and great friends.
Memorial will be determined later. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.chamberlainchapel.com.