Judge C. Victor Pyle, Jr. was born in Greenville, S.C. on December 24, 1934. He is the son of the late C. Victor Pyle and Eugenia Smith Pyle. He is a 1953 graduate of Greenville Senior High School. He attended the University of South Carolina and received his LL.B degree in 1959 (J.D., 1970). At the University, he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order and President of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity. The firm of Pyle & Pyle, Attorneys, was formed with his father in 1959 and he continued to practice with him until 1976 when he was elected to the judiciary.
As a member of the South Carolina Bar Association he was Chair of the Young Lawyers Conference, 1963-64, a member of the Executive Committee, 1964-65, and a Circuit Vice President, 1966-67. He is a former member of the American Judicature Society and served as a member of its Board of Directors, 1966-70. He was a member of the Greenville Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow of the club.
Judge Pyle served as Judge of the Greenville Municipal Court from 1965 to 1968. In 1968 he was one of five Traffic Court Judges in the United States receiving an award from the American Bar Association and, also, a Distinguished Service Award from the City of Greenville. In 1968, he was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives and served three terms. He was Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee, 1973-74.
In 1976, he was elected as Judge of the Greenville County Court and served until 1979 when he was elected as a Circuit Court Judge at Large. He was elected Resident Judge of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in 1982 and served until his retirement June 30, 2000. Judge Pyle Attended the National Judicial College in 1980 and served there as a Faculty Advisor in 1988.
During his tenure on the bench, he served as Chair of the Advisory Committee on Standards of Judicial Conduct, 1983-93; the Commission on Judicial Conduct, 1993-99 and as its Chair, 1994-99; Circuit Court Judges Advisory Committee, 1983-2000; President, South Carolina Association of Circuit Judges, 1993-95, and on the Judicial Council of South Carolina, 1985-2000. He was a delegate to the American Bar Association's National Conference of State Trial Judges, 1993-95.
Judge Pyle was married to the late Johanna Douglas Wright of Columbia, S.C. From this union three children were born, Louisa P. Kirk, Sarah P. Fay and C. Victor, lll. He has five grandchildren, Rosemary, Anne Douglass, Rorie, Charlie and Sanders. He is married to the former Suzanne M. Reynolds of Greenwood, S.C.. He is a member of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church and served on its Board of Directors, 93-97, and 2000-2008, and as its Chair, 2002-2008.
He continues to work part-time as a Special Circuit Court Judge, presiding over civil and criminal jury trials.