James Kyzar, Jr.

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Mr. James Hugh Kyzar Jr., 93, of Andalusia, passed away on Sun., Aug. 30, 2009, in Andalusia.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tues., Sept. 1, at the First United Methodist Church in Andalusia. The Rev. Tim Trent and the Rev. Karl Stegal officiated. Interment followed in the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Kyzar was born May 24, 1916, in Goshen, the son of Dr. and Mrs. James Hugh Kyzar Sr. He attended school in Andalusia and became Andalusia’s first Eagle Scout. Mr. Kyzar earned his bachelor of science degree in 1938 from Alabama Polytechnic Institute which is now Auburn University. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha social fraternity.
Mr. Kyzar was co-owner of Kyzar Milling Company and was a sales representative for The Pillsbury Co. and Nutrena Feeds. He was chairman of the Covington County Board of Registrars. He was an avid golfer, knife collector and gardener, and he loved to share his camellias with his family and friends.
Mr. Kyzar was a long time and active member of the First United Methodist and a member of the Men’s Bible Class. He was a charter member of the Andalusia Kiwanis Club and a member of the Sons of the Confederacy.
Mr. Kyzar was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Marjorie Grimes Kyzar.
He is survived by his children, Becky Kyzar Smith and husband Jack of Birmingham, James Hugh Kyzar III and wife Keron Kyzar of Andalusia, Claire Kyzar Parker and husband Phil of Montgomery, and Allan Kyzar and wife Patty of Pace, Fla.; four grandchildren, Claire Smith Butler and husband T.R., Elizabeth Smith and fiancé Joseph Bolen, James Hugh Kyzar IV and William Kyzar.
Mr. Kyzar is also survived by his brother and sister-in- law, Randolph and Mary Kyzar of Andalusia, and a sister-in-law, Jennie Meade Grimes Hawthorne of Camden, Ala., and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were David Anthony, Bill Anthony, Bob Brooks, James Cumbie, George Hawthorne, Jimmy Kyzar, Marc Kyzar and Terry Kyzar.
The family requests that memorials be made to the charity of one’s choice or to the Boy Scout Fund at the First United Methodist Church, 403 East Three Notch Street, Andalusia, AL 36420.
Family and friends unable to attend may sign the online registry at www.foremanfuneralhome.com.