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Thomas Allen Lyons

Thomas Allen Lyons

August 16, 1942 - February 12, 2019     Age: 76

Thomas Allen Lyons, 76, of Yulee passes away Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at his home after a lengthy illness.

Born in Old Town, he was a son of the Daniel R. and Bea Gallagher Lyons. He lived in Fernandina Beach until he joined the U. S. Navy.  He served 21 years until his retirement.  During his service he was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries received in combat.

After retiring he came home to Nassau County and settled in Yulee.  He worked at Kings Bay TRF as a Crane Operator until his second retirement.

When not working, he enjoyed fishing and always liked being able to go scalloping whenever he could. He loved his family and always enjoyed spending time with them.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister and brother in law, Benjie and Ronnie Gaskill.

He leaves behind his wife, Ruby Gayle Lyons of Yulee; three daughters, Kim (Tim) Willis of Waynesville, GA , Angie Fisher of Kingsland, GA, and Teresa Miller of Yulee ; three sons, Thomas Allen (Reyna) Lyons, Jr.,Eugene Davis of Kingsland, GA and Norman (Heather) Albertson of Fernandina Beach; three grandchildren, Charleigh Lyons, Nyla Lyons and Zak Willis as well as several step grandchildren and other extended family members.

Services for Mr. Lyons will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019 beginning at 2:00 PM in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors with Pastor Frank Camarotti officiating.

He will be laid to rest in a private family service at a later time.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to Community Hospice of N.E Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32257






6 Condolences

  • Susan Markiw, PT Posted February 15, 2019 5:01 pm

    Kim – I am so sorry to learn of your father’s passing. Always remember you are a reflection of him so shine!

  • DW Posted February 17, 2019 1:00 pm

    To the Family, so sorry for your loss. Hope you will be comforted in knowing that Thomas has the prospect of being resurrected, healthy (in the flesh), to Paradise Earth just as Jehovah God has promised. In fact , the vast majority will enjoy everlasting life right here on earth as God had intended from the beginning. God’s Kingdom will do this under the rule of Jesus Christ. READ John 5:28, 29, Job 14:14, 15,Psalms 37:29,Matthew 6:9,10, Matthew 5:5 and Revelation 21:2-4 Go To: JW.ORG

  • Terry Babb Posted February 17, 2019 7:10 pm

    God rest you my fellow classmate of FBHS Class of 1960 and fellow retired Navy man. Thank you for your military service for your country. I remember you as a really good guy, and good football player. May God Bless you Gayle and the rest of your family during this difficult time.

  • Joseph Edwards Posted February 18, 2019 8:23 pm

    To the family of my dear friend and co-worker, his wonderful wife Gayle; I would like to thank you for the kindness during the time he trained me to become an A+1 floating crane operator. He was a wonderful friend, teacher and an all around wonderful person. I will miss him and our lengthy talks about life.

  • Jimmy Rice Posted February 20, 2019 10:41 am

    I will sure miss our weekly phone calls, Tommy and I served in the Navy at the same time
    I was in about 5 years before him.
    I visited with tommy and his family while they were stationed at Fuchu Japan during Viet Nam
    about 1966. Tommy was my first cousin and I will sure miss him.

  • Kathy Posted February 25, 2019 1:49 pm

    Kim, Tommy & Family, Thinking of you with prayers & much love

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