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William R. CARLYON


1925 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
CARLYON, William R. William R. Carlyon, of Sandy Springs, died September 22, 2017. Mr. Carlyon was born on May 7, 1925 in Union Grove, WI. After graduating high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces and served his country during World War II and The Korean War. Mr. Carlyon attended Michigan State University where he was a member of Delta Chi fraternity and graduated in 1949 with an Electrical Engineering degree. He enjoyed a successful career with Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company from 1949 until his retirement in 1987 as a vice president. Bill was a long-time active member of Trinity Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Anne Elizabeth Carlyon and his son, Bobby Carlyon. Survivors include his son, William R. Carlyon (Linda) of Maple Grove, MN; daughters, Barbara Carlyon of Franklin, TN, Mary Cash (Mike) of Lilburn, GA; grandchildren, Mary Joyce (Aaron), Diana Bullock (Jason), Amy Wheeler, Joe Cash (Jami), Jordan Carlyon, Zachary Carlyon, and Seth Carlyon; great grandsons, Mac Cash, Sean Wheeler, Liam Wheeler and Asher Joyce; great granddaughters, Monroe Joyce, Nora Cash and Isabella Bullock. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Special Music Fund, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3003 Howell Mill Rd., Atlanta, GA 30327. A memorial service will be Monday, October 2, 2017 at 11 o'clock in the Dobbs Chapel at Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Sept. 28 to Sept. 29, 2017
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