Clarence M. Kyle, 89, a retired carpenter who had been active in veterans affairs here, died Tuesday at Holy Cross Hospital after a stroke. he lived in Silver Spring.

Mr. Kyle was born in Salem, Va. He served with the Army's 1st Infantry Division in France in World War I and was wounded by shrapnel. He spent several years as a patient at Walter Reed Hospital here and then lived in Takoma Park from 1924 until five years ago, when he moved to Silver Spring.

Mr. Kyle worked as a carpenter for several firms building houses and then was a partner in the carpentry firm of Kyle and Williams from the early 1950s until he retired in about 1958.

He was a member of American Legion Post No. 28 in Takoma Park and of the Ernie Pyle Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans. He belonged to Takoma Park Presbyterian Church and Takoma Lodge No. 29 of the Masons.

His first wife, the former Ida Mae Confer, died in 1975.

He is survived by his wife, the former Pearl Abbott, of Silver Spring; two sons, William L. and Joe M., both of Silver Spring; a brother, Patrick, of Dunedin, Fla., and seven grandchildren.

The family suggest that expressions of sympathy by in the form of contributions to the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, Fla. 33607.