Robert E. Lyons, 92, of Vero Beach, Florida, died Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at Lawnwood Medical Center in Fort Pierce, FL. He was born in Martinsville, Ohio and moved to Vero Beach in 1988 from Wilmington.
Mr. Lyons had been an electrician for Updike Electric before his retirement. He was a member of the Riverside Baptist Church in Ft. Pierce, FL and the IBEW local 82. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and had been in the signal corp.
He was the nicest man you ever met, always stopping to help someone. He never got mad, and never held hate in his heart. He was always smiling and extremely smart.
Survivors include his sons, James Lyons of Nancy, Kentucky, Timothy Montgomery of Peebles, Ohio, and Donald Montgomery of North Carolina; daughter, Shawna Zurface of Nancy, Kentucky; brother, Russell Lyons; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Leona Harvey; a daughter, Shelly Rapp; and his wives, Jane Lyons and Patricia Montgomery Lyons.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio followed by a funeral service at 1:00 PM, Tuesday. Burial will be in Martinsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery with military honors provided by the American Legion Post 49 Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
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American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City OK 73123