AIKEN, SC—William Lyle Mhyre, age 70, entered into rest unexpectedly Monday, October 22, 2018.
Mr. Mhyre was born March 8, 1948 in Seattle, Washington to the late Lyle Robert Mhyre and the late Florence Robertson Mhyre. He had been a resident of Aiken, SC since 1988 and employed with AECOM (and its legacy companies) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) since 1988. William “Bill” Mhyre was the Civil Lab Supervisor for the General Site Testing and Inspection Services subcontract until his retirement in 2014. After retirement, Mr. Mhyre, returned part time as a Civil Consultant for System One. Bill will be missed at the Site as he leaves a legacy of vast knowledge in civil testing and development of exotic mix designs. Bill worked closely with SRS Scientist personnel on design mixes at the civil laboratory. These Grout design mixtures were utilized in the successful closure of two waste tanks and reactors. Bill was instrumental in obtaining a national lab accreditation for the laboratory in concrete and soils testing. He was a great man and loved by all.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Mhyre was preceded in death by a sister, Mickey Barkus. He is survived by his wife of thirty-five years, Julie Mhyre; two daughters, Kelsey Anna Mhyre, Aiken, SC and Molly Mhyre Fraser (Dennis), Trenton, SC; two sons, Timothy Robert Mhyre (Brian), Woodenville, WA and William Prescott Mhyre, Aiken, SC; four grandchildren, Junior Fraser, Wesley Bennett, Abigail Bennett, and Silas Fraser; and a sister, Toni Christianson (John).
The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 4:00 until 5:00 PM at George Funeral Home. Burial will be held privately in Washington state.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the local charity of choice.
The Historic George Funeral Home, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803.649.6234), has charge of arrangements.
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