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Richard A. "Dick" Lyons, 77, of Anderson, passed away March 15, 2017, at the Alexandria Care Center.
He was born Jan. 21, 1940, in Indianapolis, the son of Charles Lyons and Evelette Lyons-Himes.
He was a lifelong Anderson resident. He attended Anderson High School and had worked for the former Emge Packing Co. for 33 years, retiring in 1991.
He is survived by a son, Louis (Colleen) Lyons; daughters, Lori (Joe) Nicholson, Leigh Dick, and Lynn (Patrick) Hill; grandchildren, Richie (Julie) Myrick, Riley Lyons, Taylor Kain, Rachel (Shane Smith) Bubenzer, Codie Hill, Cheyenne (Boni) Avila, Lydia Lyons, Sydney Lyons; great-grandchildren; Lauren, Noland, Bailey, Wyatt, Anthony, Aubri, Stella; sister-in-law, Susie Simmons; special nieces, Gaynell (Mike) Mann and Janet (Roger) Marshall; and several other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Sherrill Lyons; two granddaughters, Brandi Lyons and Taylor Kain; brothers, William and Robert Lyons; sister, Betty Himes; stepfather, William Himes; father and mother-in-law, Virlon "Buzz" and Peggy McAdams; sisters-in-law, Nila Lyons, Bonnie Lyons and Dorothy Parks; and brother-in-law, Pete Parks.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory with B. Martin officiating. The committal service will be at 9 a.m. Monday at East Maplewood Cemetery.
Visitation will be two hours prior to the service on Sunday.
The family would like to thank the staff of Alexandria Care Center for their compassionate care of Richard.
Online condolences: www.brownbutzdiedring.com.
Published on March 16, 2017
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