Prosperity, South Carolina – Reverend Frank Edward Lyerly, 91, died Monday, December 6, 2021, at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
Born on February 26, 1930, in Salisbury, NC, he was the son of the late Burley Franklin Lyerly and Mary Elizabeth Trexler Lyerly.
Pastor Lyerly graduated from Catawba College in Salisbury, NC and the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC. He had obtained his Master in Theology. He was ordained on May 25, 1955. He served Saint Martin Lutheran Church in Maiden, NC, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on Anna Maria Island, FL, Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church in Saluda, SC, The Lutheran Church of the Ascension in Columbia, SC, Saint Johannes Lutheran in Charleston, SC and Bland-Ceres-Burkes Garden Parish in the Ceres, Virginia area.
He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Elizabeth Boyd (Chris) of Cocoa, FL; a son, Richard William Lyerly of Prosperity; daughter-in-law, Barbara Sue Lyerly of Chareston, WV; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Billie Elizabeth Roth of Woodstock, GA. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 65 years, Barbara Alice Brown Lyerly, his son, Charles Franklin Lyerly and a grandson, Shawn Phillip.
A worship service was offered at Macedonia Lutheran Church on Friday, December 10, 2021. Memorials may be made to the church handbell choir, 49 Macedonia Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.