Everette Lyall Jr.,72, of Millers Creek, better known as Junior, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at Arbor Grove United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Susan Pillsbury-Taylor and the Rev. Dr. Ed McKinney officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 2:30. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 Saturday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.
Mr. Lyall was born July 18, 1946, in Wilkes County to Everette Lyall Sr. and Lola Hazel Bauguess Lyall. He retired as owner of Lyall Harley-Davidson and Carolina Cycle Supply, and was the former oldest dealer member of the Harley-Davidson Dealers Association in North Carolina. For several years, Junior and his wife, Betty, owned and operated Cookies n Cream in the Wilkes Mall.
Junior gave greatly to his community, working with the American Children’s Home and serving as secretary of the Junior Order. He was a member of Arbor Grove United Methodist Church, where he was a charter member and officer of the Arbor Grove United Methodist Men, superintendent of church school, was a church school teacher, served as the church’s finance committee chairman and served on the building committee for the new fellowship building. Junior spent some time in the classroom, teaching at Fairplains Elementary School.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Lyall is survived by his wife, Betty Sue Shepherd Lyall of the home; two sons, Dr. Gregory Lyall and wife, Mandy, of Clemmons and Kevin Lyall of Winston-Salem; a grandchild, Pierce Lyall; a sister, Betty Lou Lyall Miner of Hickory; a brother, Marsh Lyall and wife, Pat, of North Wilkesboro; and several nieces and nephews.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Arbor Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 480 Shepherd River Road, Millers Creek, N.C. 28651 or American Children’s Home, 3844 N.C. Highway 8, Lexington N.C. 27292.
Online condolences may be made at www.reinssturdivant.com.