Wilbur Lyons

Will Lyons, Jr.

Saturday, December 8th, 1956 - Saturday, January 16th, 2021
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Wilbur Clyde Lyons, Jr. passed on January 16, 2021 in Tyler, Texas. He was born to Joy Louise Conn and Wilbur Clyde Lyons, Sr. on December 8, 1956 at the Air Force Base in Houston, Texas.

Will’s family lived in the Philippines, Arkansas, California, Kansas and Texas because of his father’s Air Force service. After his dad’s service, the family settled in South East Texas. Home to many of Will’s parents’ kin. He graduated from Vidor High School and attended Lamar University, earning an Appliance Certification. In his early years he worked at the local grocery store, in refineries, carpet layer and as an auto mechanic. He served as a HVAC Technician and Master Plumber for over 25 years with the State of Texas, at Lamar University and Cedar Valley College. He enjoyed refereeing pee-wee football from 1988-1992. Will was an avid Boy Scout with many achievements. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Most recently, was a Troop 234 leader, and a Circle 10 Commissioner. An avid music fan, Will often could be heard signing his favorite tunes. He was a Beetles, Keith Whitley, John Denver and Willie Nelson fan. Will was a great craftsman who loved to tinker and build. He enjoyed tinkering with model trains, rockets, ships and RC Cars. Also building many items for his family to use. He had a passion for fishing, hunting, golfing, gardening. He loved being able to do “dad things” with his daughter, Annalee and “PopPop things” with his grandchildren. Will had a ready smile and loved to laugh.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

Will is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Meg Lyons; daughter, Annalee Phillips and husband Jon; Godson and nephew, Daniel Pelham; son, Steven Kodie Lyons; grandchildren, Tatum and Luke Phillips, Nathan Tribes, and Noah and Jonah Lyons; siblings, Rebecca Merle Lyons, and Lynda Louise Lyons. “Willie’s” parents came from large families and he is also survived by three remaining aunts (Jo, Opal and Jewell) A host of wonderful cousins,nieces and nephews, he loved dearly, whom he related to by birth and marriage, Will shared so many wonderful times and memories full of lots of laughter with his family and dear friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2PM on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 W. Main Street, Waxahachie, Texas 75165.

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    Saturday, January 30th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, January 30th, 2021 2:00pm
    Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel
    511 W. Main St.
    Waxahachie, Texas 75165
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    Pastor Eric Enriquez


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Rhonda Fultz

Posted at 05:33pm
I cannot remember the last time I saw you, but I will never forget your smile.
You always had a smile on your face, you laughter was infectious
You will be missed so much.
Meg and Annalee you are in my prayers. Will you shine that light bright - Until we meet again beautiful soul!!

April Van Rader

Posted at 09:43pm
My sincere condolences to the Lyon's Family.
I am eternally grateful to have met Will and Meg, along with their daughter Annalee when I was pastoring in Milford, TX several years ago. What I will remember was this awesome voice coming from the congregation, and it was none other than Will blessing us with his remarkable voice in praise to God! What a privilege to worship and fellowship with this remarkable person. I am so glad that we were able to keep in contact on Facebook all these years.
Rest in Paradise Will.

Pastor April Van Rader

Lori Armstrong

Posted at 09:12am
Loved the video, lots of good memories. Thoughts and Prayers for the family, Love your cousin in Mississippi. Lori Armstrong

Patty Attaway

Posted at 04:59pm
He went by Wilbur in high school. Such a funny and decent young man. It wasn't easy being smaller than most of the other guys in school, but he kept his sense of humor. I'll never forget one time he told me..."Don't you know that dynamite comes in small packages?"....It made me smile to see that he married a beautiful girl who was taller than him. I watched the whole video and felt such joy seeing that he had such a wonderful life. Rest in Peace My friend...

Harold McGowin

Posted at 04:52pm
Prayers for Wilbur’s family and close friends. He was a High School classmate of mine. I know he will be missed. Thank you for sharing his life with us through the wonderful pictures. Harold McGowin, Class of 1975 VHS.

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