LARRY LEE LYON
May 10, 2020
Memorial graveside services for Larry Lee Lyon will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 11, 2020, at the Memorial Hill Cemetery with Rev. Andy Ketchum officiating. Services are under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva.
Larry Lee Lyon was born on December 1, 1940, to Harley Lowell Lyon & Gertrude Marguerite Cox Lyon in Alva, Oklahoma. He grew up with siblings Ronnie, Phil, Karen, Sue, David and Benny.
Larry was directed into God's Kingdom on Saturday, May 2, 2020, following a lengthy battle with sickness.
He attended high school in Alva; then his family moved to Valley Center, Kansas, and then on to Waynoka, Oklahoma, where he met Sharon Kay DeVilbiss. They were married on June 3, 1962. To that union, three children were born.
In their early days of marriage, Larry was employed by Robert R. Brown as a cabinet maker. From there he worked for Bill Baker as a carpenter; finally, in 1979, he and Sharon started Larry Lyon Construction Company. He built several houses in Alva and Waynoka throughout his career. In 1974, he built a house for his niece in Lake Dallas, Texas, that stretched his building career to the maximum. Not only did he design the house, he single handedly constructed the house in two and a half months and to this day it is still standing!
Larry was a member of the First Baptist Church in Alva and the Moose Lodge.
He was preceded in death by both parents, daughter Lana and son Greg, brother Ronnie and sister Karen.
Larry is survived by wife Sharon Lyon of 57 years; son Randy Lyon and wife Sonja of Mustang, Oklahoma; grandson Tyson Joachims and granddaughter Shanae Joachims; grandson Gavin Lyon and granddaughter Dylan Lyon; three brothers, one sister, several nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends.
Donations can be made to the March of Dimes or Circle of Love Hospice.