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Lyle Gene Ferguson

Lyle Gene Ferguson

Lyle Gene Ferguson passed away on January 8th, 2023 at the age of 70. Lyle was born to Scott and Dorothy Ferguson on February 12th, 1952 in Salt Lake City, Utah. What words can we use to express the many facets of such an amazing man? Just that; he lived a fulfilling and intrepid life.  In his youth, Lyle found a passion for many sports that would continue throughout his life. He played on a minor league baseball team, was a professional foosball player, an avid golfer, and practiced the art of Limalama. Lyle loved music. He was a talented musician and singer. He also loved a good game of poker. Lyle was “the greatest barber that ever lived” as he would often remind everyone. His career in the beauty industry was vast. He worked in many salons, and even went on to open his own before discovering his love of teaching. Lyle taught cosmetology for over 20 years at various campuses throughout Utah.  He developed the Straight-line Method of Haircutting and published a book on men’s hairstyling. He can easily be compared to Atticus Finch, as he often spoke with a lesson in mind. Lyle enjoyed sharing his lessons, talents, stories, and jokes; these will live on through his students and family. Lyle was an amazing father, husband, friend, and teacher. He inspired many and was loved by all. We’ll love and miss you every day. Until we meet again, somewhere over the rainbow.

Lyle is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Lynn. He is survived by his wife, Suzette. Two sisters, Bonnie and Roxann. His daughter, Leslie (Mike) and his grandsons, Lennon and Jack. A private service for close family has already taken place. No other services will be held. He would love for you to dedicate your next round of golf in his honor. 

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  • Annika Posted January 14, 2023 8:13 am

    Lyle was the first teacher who made me love cutting hair. His passion for the industry was infectious. He will be missed by so many.

  • Betty Donnelly Posted January 14, 2023 9:38 am

    What a friend, what a fighter. I played so many rounds of golf with Lyle. When he wasn’t feeling his best he would say, “tell me if I’m not standing up straight”. Once when we were playing, we were near the end of the round and he pulled something. He was obviously in pain. I suggested he sit out the remaining holes. He said “do you think I’m going to let this stop me?” That is the Lyle I know. Weekend games will never be the same. Rest in peace and comfort Lyle. No one deserves it more.

  • Jorge and Dee Rodriguez Posted January 14, 2023 11:47 am

    Lyle was a great friend and a great person. We are going to miss you so much and your humor. Poker games are never going to be the same. We will never forget you and will always be in our hearts.

  • Austyn Williams Posted January 14, 2023 12:41 pm

    Sadly, I can’t post everything I have to say about Lyle. There is a lot to be said, but not only was he the greatest barber that ever lived, but also the greatest teacher. He is unforgettable and I’m going to miss him very much.

  • Marissa Lawrence Mickelson Posted January 14, 2023 8:47 pm

    Lyle changed my life. Forever grateful for his knowledge and friendship. I’ll miss you dearly!

  • Chris Smith Posted January 15, 2023 10:01 am

    I’m so sorry to hear that Lyle has died. I knew him best over 30 years ago when we coached my sons baseball team together. Or should I say he coached and I learned alot. He was a very special man, was so good with the boys teaching them both baseball and setting life time examples. The obituary was beautiful and I was so happy to hear about his life. Seems so young to be gone but sounds like a very full life. With love and respect. Chris

  • Ashley Riches Posted January 15, 2023 3:05 pm

    My deepest condolences to Lyle’s family and friends. I had the privilege of getting to know Lyle when he was my teacher in cosmetology school. He always made school so much fun and always had a joke to tell. He was such a nice guy . He will be dearly missed by so many students that had the honor of being taught by him . May he Rest In Peace

  • Tawna Higley Posted January 16, 2023 4:21 pm

    So sorry to Suzzette and family for their loss. He was one of my favorites when I was doing cosmetology classes, always made me laugh, always checking up on me when he would see me even after I had finished those classes. He will be very missed. Hugs and Prayers to his family for their loss.

  • Briana Mann Posted January 17, 2023 2:30 pm

    I had the privilege of knowing Lyle while going through cosmetology. He was and still is my idol, the way he could turn a bad day in the class to one filled with laughter and joy was the best. I will never forget when I messed up on my male mannequin and accidentally gave him a mullet Lyle laughed and told me that we all need a little mullet action from time to time. My sincerest condolences to the family. Thank you for sharing that amazing man with the world of cosmetology students, you will be missed deeply.

  • Shelby Lee Terry Posted January 18, 2023 5:31 pm

    I worked with Lyle for 8 years and never met anyone I enjoyed being around more than him. He lit up a room & made people laugh! I thoroughly enjoyed listening to him. Loved his talent as a teacher & barber he truly was the best! My dear friend Suzette my prayers are with you. I love you both more than you can possibly know. May you know how much he will be missed by all who knew him well. Always here for you. Tell his sweet daughter how sorry we are for the loss of her wonderful dad.

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