Funeral services for Dr. Robert Emmett Lyon, age 58, longtime and loved physician of Bastrop will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 27, 2009 at First Baptist Church of Bastrop with the Reverends Allan Eppinette, Jerry Stuckey and Jim Ingram officiating. Interment will follow at the Lone Cherry Cemetery near Mangham under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 26, at Cox Funeral Home in Bastrop.
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On Tuesday December 22, 2009, Dr. Robert Emmett Lyon went to his Heavenly Home while resting at his earthly home. Dr. Lyon was born in Weatherford, Texas on May 9, 1951 to Wayne Emmett and Dessie Lee Lyon. He spent many of his years of his youth in Guam and Okinawa as his father was in the Air Force. The family settled in Bossier City where he graduated from Airline High School. He attended LSU-Shreveport and LSU Medical School-Shreveport. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at LSUMC-Shreveport.
On August 10, 1974, he married Gail Austin Lyon. Upon finishing his residency, they decided to move to Bastrop in order to raise their family in a small town and have a close relationship with his patients. He was director of the ICU and EKG departments at Morehouse General Hospital. He was a Diplomat of American Board of Internal Medicine, a member of the Morehouse Parish Medical Society, Medical Director of Premier Hospice and Lagniappe Nursing Home. His love and compassion for his patients as well as excellent medical treatment was always his foremost concern.
Even though he spent long hours working, he had many hobbies that he shared with his sons and grandchildren. Bob loved flyfishing, making his own flies and rods. He hunted deer and birds and reloaded all his ammunition. His love of woodworking was exemplified by all the beautiful furniture he crafted for his loved ones. He was a passionate Harley Davidson rider and loved the LSU Tigers.
Dr. Lyon was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Lyon, and his father-in-law, William Austin.
Dr. Lyon is survived by his wife of 35 years, Gail Austin Lyon; his two sons, Matthew Lyon and wife, Annie of Sterlington and Jason Lyon and wife, Pepper of Dallas, Texas; three grandchildren, Amanda Goodson, Austin Goodson and Cooper Lyon all of Sterlington; his mother, Dessie Lee Lyon of Bossier City; two sisters, Johanna Kiper of Fountain, Colo. and Martha Gray of Bossier City. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and two God-daughters, Megan Herring of Bastrop and Annamaria Hutson of West Monroe.
Serving as pallbearers will be Dr. James Michael Smith, Dr. Clint Neatherland, Dr. John Ziegler, Dr. Jack Noble, Jamie Patrick and Charles Herring. Honorary pallbearers are Johnnie Kovac Jr., Dr. John Hardin, Dr. James Ciarvella, Dr. Scott Barron and Parnell Jones.
Any planned memorials may be made to the Snyder Museum, Morehouse Parish Library, Premier Hospice or MedCamps of Louisiana.
Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise from Dec. 23, 2009 to Jan. 1, 2010