John Kyle Lancaster

Published 10:28 am Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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John Kyle Lancaster, 98, of LaGrange, Georgia passed away on Nov. 28, 2021.

Mr. Lancaster was born on March 21, 1923, in Floyd, Virginia and was the youngest of 10children.

He attended Sewanee: The University of the South, in Tennessee before enlisting in the US Army Air Force in 1942.

During World War II, he was stationed in Britain as a pilot in the 8th Air Force 856th Bomb Squadron and flew missions into Norway, Sweden and Denmark, dropping arms, supplies and spies.

After the war, he earned his B.A. in forestry at the University of Georgia and worked for Georgia Kraft paper company until his retirement.

He married Dorothy Seigler, and they settled in LaGrange in the 1950s where they were members of the First Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy, their daughter Lynne Lancaster, and her husband Thomas Carpenter. Memorial contributions should be sent to Hospice Foundation of America.