Dr. Kyle McCammon of Bridgeport, W.Va., passed away Saturday, April 28, in Glenn, Mich.
He was born on Oct. 4, 1958, in Iola, the son of Duane and Betty Mc-Cammon. He graduated from Iola High School in 1977. While in high school Kyle was an honor student and a valuable part of the athletic teams. He was a part of the SEK conference championship basketball team of 1976 and the state champion track team of the same year. He also played football and was a member of the high school band. He played American Legion baseball and coached little league baseball during the summer. While attending Allen County Community College he was a member of their baseball team. He graduated with honors from both the University of Kansas and the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City. After completing his residency in family practice in Amarillo, Texas, he began emergency room work in West Virginia. He so enjoyed the ER work that he completed another residency at West Virginia University School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine in Morgantown, W.Va. After completion of this residency he became an ER physician at United Hospital Center, Bridgeport, W.Va.
Kyle dearly loved his children, grandchildren and KU basketball. For several years, he gathered family and friends together for a basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse. It was a fun time for all with lots of laughter and reminiscing. Kyle was also an avid runner and cyclist. He competed in many races as well as Ironman events. One highlight for him was getting to watch part of the Tourde-France race while in France and climbing the Col du Tourmalet himself.
Kyle was preceded in death by his grandparents.
He is survived by his parents Duane and Betty of Branson, Mo., his brother Toby and his wife Pamela of Green-brier, Ark., his sister Kelly Murphy and her husband Bob of Nashville, Tenn., and his fiancée Gemina Petruzzelli. He is survived by children Luke McCammon and wife Jennifer of Arlington, Va., daughter Dorothy Green and husband Justin of Aurora, Colo., son Ryan and wife Joy of Okinawa, Japan, son Cale and his fiancée Sarah Ball of Easton, Md., daughter Kate of Philadelphia, Penn., and six grandchildren, Haley and Max McCammon, Ripley and Elric Green, and Harper and Carter McCammon. Kyle also leaves behind many friends and colleagues who will remember him dearly.
Cremation is taking place in Michigan where a service will be held on May 19. There will also be a service held at the Burnside Funeral Home in Bridgeport, W.Va., May 19 at 1 p.m. A private scattering of the ashes in Kansas will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Clarksburg Celebrate Recovery, First Baptist Church, 501 West Pike Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301, attention Lou Ortenzio or left with the Burnside Funeral Home at the time of the service. A check should be made out to Clarksburg Baptist Church with Celebrate Recovery in the memo line. Memorials may also be given to Iola High School track and cross country, 305 North Washington, Iola, Kansas 66749.