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