Lyle Donal Jensen, 63, died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 17thwhile at home recovering from recent illness and surgery. Lyle was born in St. Louis, Missouri on October 16, 1952 to Donald and Virginia Jensen. Lyle fiercely loved his family and friends who filled his life with joy: his cherished bride of 35 years, Diana Stamey Jensen; children Douglas Jensen, Joe Jensen of Boone, Amy Jensen Dunlap and husband Lee, and only grandchild, Miss Caroline Dunlap. He is also survived by his father Donald Jensen,brother Brent Jensen and wife Allison, along with a nephew Landon. He was preceded in death by his mother Virginia Jensen, and youngest brother Mark. His family moved from St. Louis, MO, to Charlotte before settling in Lenoir, NC. He was also a graduate of his beloved North Carolina State University, where he earned degrees in Engineering Operations and Business, graduating in 1976. Hesummers between semesters in college, and later became the President and co-owner of Western Carolina Electrical Supply Company, of Lenoir, NC and Wilkesboro, NC where he worked for over 40 years. A service honoring Lyle Jensen will be held at 6:00p.m. on Wednesday, October 21 at Colliers United Methodist Church in Lenoir with Pastor and friend Lori Anne Bowen presiding. The family will receive friends for two hours prior to the service, from 4:00 to 6:00p.m. in the church sanctuary.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Colliers United Methodist Youth, at 2625 Clarks Chapel Road, Lenoir, NC 28645, or to the Harper Band at PO Box 390, Lenoir, NC 28645. Online condolences may be sent to the Jensen Family at www.evansfuneralservice.com Evans Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the Jensen Family.