Jackie Ray “Jack” Lyon, 76, of Ronda passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at SECU Hospice Center in Yadkinville. Mr. Lyon was born May 4, 1943, in Wilkes County to Charlie and Faye Durham Lyon.
Mr. Lyon was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and member of the choir. He was a retired salesman from Henderson-Wood Chevrolet and Bill Davidson Chevrolet. Jack was a past president and board member of the Ronda Fire Department and a member of the Wilkes County Cruisers. Mr. Lyon was featured on Roy’s Folks as the Walking Man of Clingman Road and waved at everyone as they passed by.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Key Lyon; his sisters, Doris Speaks and Judy Elaine Lyon; and a brother, Howard Lee Lyon.
Survivors include a daughter, Ann Holcomb and husband, Clay, of Boonville; a brother, Bobby Lyon of Jonesville; his sisters, Kathy Byrd and husband, Jim, of Ronda, Mary Ruth Wingler and husband, Odell, of North Wilkesboro, Carol Shumate and husband, Rex, of Traphill and Betty Johnson and husband, Curtis, of Winston-Salem; his brother-in-law, Lester Key and wife, Sharon, of Mocksville; his grandchildren, Jessica Mathews and husband, Toby, Chase Holcomb and wife, Jennie, and Justice Holcomb; a great grandchild, Carrington Mathews; several nieces and nephews; and his very special friend, Bonita Harmel of Yadkinville.
A funeral service will be conducted Thursday, June 27, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dennis Murphy, the Rev. Dwayne Byrd and the Rev. Elmer Barker officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will be in the church from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the service. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 3982 Clingman Road, Ronda, N.C. 28670 or SECU Hospice Center of Yadkinville, 243 North Lee Avenue, Yadkinville, N.C. 27055.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of SECU Hospice Center of Yadkinville for their loving and compassionate care.
Online condolences may be made at www.elkinfuneralservice.com. Services have been entrusted to Elkin Funeral Service.