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Gary Lee Lyon


1948 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Gary Lee Lyon Obituary
Gary Lee Lyon, 70 of Coldwater passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at his home.
A celebration of Gary's life will take place at 7:30 p.m., Monday, July 30, 2018 at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater with Pastor Drew Foster of the Coldwater Free Methodist Church officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service Monday beginning at 5 p.m. In following Gary's wishes, cremation will follow the service.
Gary was born March 18, 1948 to Charles "Dawson" and Charlotte (Farris) Lyon in Coldwater. He graduated high school and began a long career in the automotive industry.
Gary worked for Goodyear as a service writer before getting involved in car sales. He won many awards as a salesman in both Michigan and Arizona.
Gary was a man with a sincere love of cars. He was an avid Dale Earnhardt, Sr. fan. Gary enjoyed car auctions and watching the Barrett-Jackson sales. He attended NASCAR Driving School. Gary was a member of the "Saturday Morning City Glass Crew", attempting to solve the many issues facing the world today. He always had time for a Pepsi and a trip to the Goodie Shop. Gary will be remembered for being a great storyteller, his exceptional memory, and doing things in a slow and particular manner. His true joy in life was spending time with his children and especially his grandchildren.
Gary is survived by his daughters Tammy Lyon and Brandee (Jeff) Pabian all of Coldwater; his siblings Gale Lyon of Hayward, CA, Karen Cranham of Lafayette, IN, and Dan (Vickie) Lyon of Coldwater; his grandchildren Cody (MaRae) Peterson and CJ (Kelsey Devlin) Peterson; his great grandchild Ryleigh Peterson; and several nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother- in-law Dave Cranham; and his sister-in-law Kelly Lyon.
In honoring his grandson, memorials may be directed to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
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Published in The Daily Reporter on July 27, 2018
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