Roy Lyons, age 91, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2013, in Shelbyville, Kentucky.
He was a beloved husband for 61 years, a wonderful father, and the grandchildren and great grandchildren were the light of his life. He was a member of First Christian Church in Shelbyville, an avid quail hunter and golfer, and a WWII member of the1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Regiment in the South Pacific were he was one of a few to get 5 major battle stars.
He is survived by is wife, Ida Lyons of Shelbyville; sons, Roy Lyons, Jr. of Smithfield and James Barry Lyons of Shelbyville; daughter, Emma Lee Lyons Hignite (Randy) of Versailles; brother, Melvin Lyons (Dana) of Bethlehem; sister, Mary Alice Heaton (Elton) of Madison, Ind.; 6 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Shannon Funeral Home. Visitation was held from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the funeral home. Interment was at Pleasureville Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the