This little pocket park was constructed in memory of Kay Plyler, the assistant town manager for Matthews, who was killed in a tragic accident when an elder tree fell on her SUV in Charlotte in 2008. Her obituary read,
Sharon " Kay " Thompson Plyler
Mrs. Plyler, of Matthews, sadly passed away March 8, 2008. She was born
in Stuart, FL on August 22, 'somewhere in time', the daughter of Joyce
Thompson of Huntersville.
Kay was the beautiful wife of Minor Plyler, a Detective for the
Stallings Police Department, whom she love deeply! - and the loving
mother of Hunter Yeaton and Taylor Plyler-Yeaton. She was the
daughter-in-law of Janice and Evan Plyler; and sister of Charles and
A graduate of Furman University, Kay was an equine enthusiast and winner
of many Hunter Jumper events in her own right. She was the driving
force behind her daughter's equestrian accomplishments and her son's
competitive fencing achievements. She was a dedicated mother to her
children; they were her first and foremost priority.
She was the Assistant Town Manager for the City of Matthews for 13
years, and she gave her heart and soul to this position.
Mother, daughter, financier, Assistant Town Manager, horse mom, groom,
beautiful wife, trainer, taxi driver, tutor, platinum friend, counselor,
and advisor were just a few of her titles. She loved animals and had
incredible compassion for all of God's creatures.
Her legacy will live on in the accomplishments of the two people she
loved most in this world, her children, Hunter and Taylor.
A smile that would light up a galaxy, Kay will be deeply missed by all
May she ride for eternity on her beloved horse, RC.
To claim credit for this virtual cache, please post a picture of yourself with the horse sculpture located here dedicated to Kay.