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Memory Hold The Door, Volume VII: 2018–2027

Memory Hold The Door Honorees from 2018 to 2027.

The Honorable C. Victor Pyle, Jr. (1934-2017)


The Honorable C. Victor Pyle, Jr. was born December 24, 1934, in Greenville, SC to parents Eugenia Smith Pyle and Charles Victor Pyle. He received an LLB in 1959 from the University of South Carolina and his J.D. from USC School of Law in 1970.

From 1959 until 1976, he practiced law with Pyle and Pyle Attorneys. From 1965 until 1968, he was municipal judge of Greenville County and in 1968, was elected to the House of Representatives, where he served three terms and was vice chair of the Judiciary Committee. He was an elected judge of Greenville County in 1976, circuit court judge at large in 1979, and judge of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in 1982. He retired in 2000 but continued to work as an active retired judge until 2017.

Judge Pyle was a member of the Greenville County Bar Association, SC Bar, Greenville Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow), Poinsett Club, Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, serving on numerous church committees including chairman of the board of trustees from 2002 until 2008.

His hobbies included cooking, travel, crossword puzzles, and spending time with family and friends at Pawleys Island.

The Honorable C. Victor Pyle, Jr. died on June 2, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Reynolds Pyle; his children, Louisa P. Kirk (Adrian), Sarah P. Fay and Charles Victor Pyle, III (Tessa); his grandchildren; Rosemary B. Fay, Anne D. Fay, Rorie C. Pyle, Charles V. Pyle, IV, Sanders W. Pyle; and a sister, Haley P. Nations (Robert). He was married to Johanna Wright Pyle from 1958 until her death in 1995.