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John Kennidy Lyon

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John Kennidy Lyon LUBBOCK-John Kennidy Lyon, 92, of Lubbock passed away Saturday evening at his home following a lengthy illness. Memorial services will be conducted at a later date. Born on May 10, 1920, in Vernon, Texas, to John Quincy and Annie May Kennidy Lyon, he developed a passion for photography. During World War II, he was an aviation photographer and was stationed in the Pacific and later on Guam in the final days of the War. He married Virginia Lowery on Nov. 26, 1943, in Clovis, N.M. They lived in California after the war and he operated a photography studio before moving back to Lubbock in 1947. He started and operated Lyon Plumbing Company, Inc., in 1952 until he retired at the age of 80 in 2000. His son, Ted, actively operates the business today. John was preceded in death by his parents and son, John Richard Lyon. He is survived by his wife of nearly 69 years, Virginia; son, Ted Lyon of Lubbock; daughter, Sandra Chapman of Lubbock; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. His passions in life were his wife, Virginia; quail hunting; raising birddogs; and going fishing. His motto to all was: If it is worth doing, it is worth doing it right. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lubbock. A memorial register book will be available at Rix Funeral Directors, 1901 Broadway, for those who wish to sign, or you may go online to www.rixfd.com.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Nov. 20, 2012
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