March 15, 2018 GMT

SPC . KYLE THOMAS YERIAN, 26, of Ironton, Ohio, passed away on March 2, 2018. Born on January 22, 1992, in Huntington, W.Va., he was a son of Gordon Clark of Louisville, Ky. Kyle graduated from Walnut Ridge High School in Columbus, Ohio, Class of 2011. He was an active-duty U.S. Army Specialist stationed in Fort Bliss, Texas, and had just completed a deployment to Afghanistan. In his free time, he loved working out, MMA, boxing and hanging out with Erica. Kyle had a goofy sense of humor and always made people laugh. He was a true and selfless friend to all who had the opportunity to get to know him. In addition to his father, Kyle is survived by his wife, Erica Hughes Yerian of Huntington; his grandmothers, Welhelmena “Willie” Foster of Ironton, Ohio, and Mary Shope of San Antonio, Texas; sisters, Natalie Mays, Erica Clark, Jessica Clark and Megan Yerian; uncle, Michael Skeens; friend, Greg Hern; godmother, Stephanie Foster; his fur babies, Potter, Kit and Freya; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. There will be a memorial service with military honors at 3 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2018, at Beard Mortuary, Huntington, with Pastor Shawn Jonas officiating. The family will welcome friends one hour prior to services. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.beardmortuary.com.