Mr. James Preston Lyerla, 66, of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of Hillsboro, Illinois, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Punta Gorda, Florida.
Born February 17, 1945 in Hillsboro, Illinois, James, a resident of Port Charlotte since 1980, was a grounds keeper for Port Charlotte Gulf Club. A favorite pastime of James was fishing, which he was enjoying at the time of his passing. He was a veteran of Vietnam, U.S. Marine Corp.
He is survived by his children, son, Luke Preston Lyerla, and daughter, Jamie Welzbacher; grandchildren, Sheridan and Preston Lyerla, and Morgan Welzbacher; father, Harold Preston Lyerla; a sister, Kay Jean Gaedeke; and nieces, Stacey Young and Jill Steinberg.