Saturday, April 09, 2005


Today = 34 weeks.


My Uncle Doc died last Tuesday, the morning my wife went into the hospital. From the April 7, 2005, issue of the Pittsburg, KS Morning Sun:

Donald Wesley "Doc" Lyons

FORT SCOTT - Donald Wesley "Doc" Lyons, 72, of Fort Scott, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., following a long illness.

He was born June 13, 1932 in Fulton to Luther B. and Lucy Leach Lyon. He was a 1950 graduate of Fulton High School.

He married Virginia Payne on Jan. 1, 1951 in Arkansas. She survives of the home.

He was retired from J.E. Payne Oil Company following 32 years of employment. Following his retirement he managed the Fort Scott Airport.

He was a member of the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge No. 8, Fort Scott Scottish Rite and the Mirza Shrine Temple of Pittsburg. He was a past member of the Civil Air Patrol.

Additional survivors include three sons, Jim Lyons of Valier, Mont., Don Lyons of Phoenix and Dan Lyons of Iola; two brothers, Jerry Lyons of Fulton, and Larry Lyons of Fort Scott; four sisters, Alice Good, Peggy Stevens and Ruth Mauler all of Louisiana, and Betty McGrew of Prescott; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Sara Christine Lyons; one sister, Jane Meeks; and one brother, Tom Lyons.

Uncle Doc's funeral was Thursday back in Bourbon County, which is in Southeast Kansas. He was a spray-plane pilot and a remarkable laugher. And one of the reasons why I like to hear and to tell stories.
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