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1940 James 2020

James Leonard Lyons Sr.

May 23, 1940 — June 17, 2020

James Leonard Lyons, Sr.

CHAUNCEY—James Leonard Lyons, Sr., 80, of Chauncey, OH, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at his residence.
He was born May 23, 1940, on West Bailey Road in Chauncey, Ohio, son of the late David Theodore and Dorothy Gillespie Lyons. James retired from Columbia Gas and was a former Fire Chief for the Chauncey Dover Fire Department, where he was a member for 30 years. He was also a member of the Chauncey Dover Lions Club for 47 years and belonged to the Athens Boat and Ski Club.
He is survived by 2 sons, James L. (Tiffany) Lyons, Jr. and Tim (Kellie Lockard) Lyons; 3 grandsons, Tim W. Lyons, Jeff Lyons and Anthony Lyons; 2 granddaughters, Crystal Byers and Loretta K. Lyons; 5 great-grandsons, Malachi, Elijah, Orion, Devon and James; 3 great-granddaughters, Alexis, Brayleigh and Hope; a brother, David Dale Lyons; two sisters Janet Wion and Mary Snow and a special friend Sally Hines.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Lyons and 2 brothers, Dick and Larry Lyons.
Graveside services will be held at 11 A.M., Monday, June 22, 2020 at Athens Memory Gardens with Pastor Roger Powell officiating.
Visitation will be held Sunday, from 5-8 P.M. at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home in Athens, OH.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Chauncey Dover Lions Club.
Arrangements have been entrusted to White-Schwarzel Funeral Home in Coolville, OH.
You are invited to sign the online guestbook at
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Service Schedule

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home

168 Morris Avenue, Athens, OH 45701

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Monday, June 22, 2020

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Athens Memory Gardens

, Athens, OH 45701

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