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Howard Stanley Lyons


1946 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Howard Stanley Lyons Obituary
Howard Stanley Lyons, age 70, died peacefully in Abilene, TX on June 14, 2016, surrounded by family and friends. Howard was a veteran of the Vietnam War, were he served honorably as a combat medic.
Howard was born on January 10, 1946 in Dallas, TX to Norman and Doris (Bangs) Lyons. He was a graduate from South Oak Cliff High School in 1964 and attended college at El Centro College in Dallas.
Howard and his wife JoAnn ran a very successful restaurant in Paris, TX from 1998-2001. Soon after, Howard found his calling as an in-home care taker for many elderly patients that loved and appreciated his dedication and consideration. Howard also worked over 20 years for Braniff Airlines before retiring. In 2015, Howard and JoAnn retired to JoAnn's hometown of Sweetwater, TX on Lake Sweetwater.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnne Lyons; sons, Robert Lyons, Howard Lyons Jr and Zachary Lyons; daughters, Belinda McAnally and Doris Gracia; brother, Ronald Lyons; and grandchildren, Cecilia Cardenas, Katie McAnally, Robert Lyons Jr, Jaycie Lyons, Keith McAnally, Mercedes Gracia, William Phillip, Nathaniel Lyons, Gavin Lyons and Lyndon Lyons. Great grandchildren; Skylar Lyons, Kaydence Morgan, Easton Morgan, and Maddyn Lyons.
Howard is preceded in life by his father, mother and brother Gary.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 at McCoy Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held Friday, June 17 at 12 noon at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 7457 W. Lake Road, Abilene, TX with the burial immediately following. Tony Lara and Ken Kerby will officiate and military honors will follow. Flowers may be sent to McCoy Funeral home at 401 East 3rd Street, Sweetwater, Texas 79556.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on June 17, 2016
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