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Cameron "Corky" Kyle

October 6, 1948 - September 26, 2019

Cameron Cameron
Cameron “Corky” Kyle, longtime Salem resident and business owner passed away at his home in Monmouth, on Sept 26. Corky was a Vietnam Veteran who served with the 3rd Marine Division Scouts and Snipers from 67-73. He was born in Centralia, WA on Oct. 6, 1948 to Cameron A. Kyle and Barbara Kyle Wright.

He is preceded in death by his Father Cameron A. Kyle and is survived by his Mother Barbara Kyle Wright, his Sisters Karen Kyle, Kimberley Kyle, Kristie Kyle, Kelly Gallemore, Kay Kyle, and his brother Kevin Kyle. He is also survived by his four daughters Sheri DeLong (Tom) and Shannon Bateman (Brooks) from his first marriage to Linda Vaughan Robbins and Lindsay Pearson (Rick) and Amy Foster (Matt) from his second
marriage to Janet Kyle.

He was a loving Grandfather to 13 Grandchildren. He worked in the lumber industry for many years at Portland Rd Lumber Yard, True Value in Arizona, Keith Brown, and Ace in Salem. He was a respected businessman and billiard player/coach at Kolby's Restaurant Bar and Billiards. He loved his dog Putzer, playing pool, singing karaoke, hunting and fishing. The family would like to thank the Portland VA hospital for the kindness and care they provided to Corky and his family.

Services will be announced at a later date.

The family suggests any memorials in his name be made to the Portland VA hospital or Disabled American Vets.  


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It’s so difficult to accept that you are now without your precious dad, uncle and grandpa.  Dean and I didn’t know Cameron well but his loving presence in the lives of his family was so evident.  We hope your great memories of him will help you through the grieving process.  Special love to Janet, Patti, Glen and Jenni.  Semper fi.

I went to South Salem High with Corky.  He always sat behind me in math.  He was funny then and I always thought he was so good looking. After school and into our adult life I saw him again at the lumber yard. We spoke often at that time and he told me of his divorce and the kids.  He was quite upset about it.   I have always liked Corky and he was one of my friends. I am so sorry to hear about his passing.
May he rest in peace.

The Woodburn Senior Estates Music Jammers enjoyed having Corky singing for us.  He had nice deep, strong voice. He had a very pleasant pleasant personality and easy to talk to.  We're all very sadden to lose Corky.   We'll all be thinking of him at every future jam session.   It was our good fortune to have known Corky!!     Dena Hollod, Coordinator for jam sessions

Corky, you’re missed every day! I love ya and we will meet again!