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Richard Lyon Obituary

Richard A. “Doc” Lyon, 85 of Marion, died early Sunday morning March 24, 2024 at his home.

He was born June 11, 1938 in Kenton to the late Harry and Ruth (Imbody) Lyon. He was also preceded in death by his life partner, Carolyn Clunk, former wife, Phyllis Bish, great grandson, Preston Borders and his best friend, Bill Gracely.

Doc was a 1956 graduate of New Bloomington High School. He had attended both the New Bloomington and Green Camp United Methodist Churches. He was a dedicated farmer for the last 45 years, having farmed here in Ohio and also in Texas. He had also drove truck for his son’s business, Circle T Logistics.

Doc had been a member of the Elgin Young Farmers, National Young Farmers, Moose Lodge and Farm Bureau. He had also served on the Green Camp Elevator Board.

When he was able, he enjoyed dancing, traveling and time at his cottage at Indian Lake.

Surviving are his children, Marke A. (Denise) Lyon of Marion and Julie (Jeff Pennington) Daily of Davenport, Florida

His first wife, Barbara A. Lyon of Winter Garden, FL

Grandchildren, Douglas Lyon, Betsey Lyon, Chasidy Daily and Chelsey Daily

Great granddaughters, Trinity and Kaylee Medley

Sister, Becky McElroy of Marion

Niece and nephew, Kevin and Karen Beers

Close friend and caregiver, Gae “Ed” Van Vlerah

and last but not least, his faithful companion, Sammy

Funeral Services will be held Friday March 29, 2024 at 11:00 am at the Green Camp United Methodist Church. Rev. Barbara Jean Pope will officiate. Burial will follow in the Green Camp Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 5-7 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Green Camp United Methodist Church at PO Box 232 Green Camp, Ohio 43322

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