Gary Dean Lyons Jr.

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Thursday, May 19, 2022
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Secor Funeral Home
Willard, Ohio
202 W. Maple St. 44890

Friday, May 20, 2022
1:00 p.m.
Secor Funeral Home
Willard, Ohio
202 W. Maple St. 44890

Gary Dean Lyons Jr., age 55, of Willard, OH, passed away on May 16, 2022 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. Gary was born on August 20, 1966 in Mt. Gilead, OH to Elizabeth (Strong) Lyons and the late Gary Lyons Sr.

Gary graduated from Willard High School in 1985. He later served his country in the Navy for 8 ½ years.  He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, and Moose Lodge. Gary loved his Camaro, Harley Davidson, and F-150. He enjoyed music and concerts, and could often be heard driving down the road blaring his favorite music.

Gary is survived by his mother, Elizabeth (Strong) Lyons of Willard, and brother Jayson Lyons of Willard.

Gary is preceded in death by his father, Gary Lyons Sr., and grandmothers Lulubelle Smith and Bernadine Lyons.

Visitation for Gary will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. His funeral service will be at the funeral home on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. with Elder Philip Beverly officiating. Burial will follow at the Forest Cemetery in Frederickstown, OH with military honors. Online condolences may be left to the family at


Sherri French - May 26, 2022
Gary and I were classmates from the early years at The East Side school. He was always a kind person with a good sense of humor. I moved back to Willard, and saw him and recognized him right away because he looked the same as he did in grade school! He would stop into the store periodically, but he hasn't in a few months. I was sad to hear he passed away, I will miss him stopping by. To all of his loved ones, my sympathy goes out to you.
Stacey Hocker - May 24, 2022
I was sorry to hear of Gary's passing. He was always fun to be around. Keeping his family in my prayers.
Wendell Burton - May 20, 2022
Gary was a good friend to me. We had a lot good times together. He will be sadly missed. Prayers to Liz and all his family.
Polly Richards - May 20, 2022
Ride with the angels my friend.
Johnny Stephens - May 19, 2022
Knew Gary from east side school many years ago he was a tough little cookie,unfortunately I never got to meet him grown up,condolences and I knew his uncle Charlie and he was a nice guy too.
Joyce Lewis and Family - May 19, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Liz and our family. Rest In Peace Gary ❤️😇🙏
Anita (Strong) Sumerix - May 19, 2022
Gary was a True Patriot American,,!! And Loved by so many!! Bless to of had him in my family and to of known him. God Bless you all in this time of need.
Wilma J Strong - May 19, 2022
Liz and Jayson. There are no words to ease your broken hearts, other than your memories that will keep him close to you. Love Wilma Jean and Aunt Wilma Joanne.
Lofty and Judy crofts - May 19, 2022
Liz, Jayson and sorry for your loss... Gary was a good friend, will miss his goofy jokes,anecdotes and chat's at the legion and vfw....ride free with the Angels my friend.... you will be missed but never forgotten...
Keven Bishop - May 19, 2022
Sorry for your loss.
Brenda Cramer - May 18, 2022
I’m sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Hugs and prayers.
Billie Hicks - May 18, 2022
I remember Gary in our FFA class, he was a hoot for sure. Also remember his Camaro. So sorry for the loss.
Zach Logan - May 18, 2022
I'm so sorry for your loss, he'll surely be missed by many.
Bill and Phyllis Westenbarger - May 18, 2022
Liz and Jayson. We are so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers be with you. Gary was a wonderful young man will be missed Sorry will not be able to come to Ohio
American legion rider's #514 - May 18, 2022
Liz, Jayson and family, our heartfelt condolences and prayers to you from all of us in the American legion rider's #514 Willard... Gary will be missed and never forgotten.... Ride In Peace brother....
Anita Allen - May 18, 2022
I’m so sorry Liz. My heart aches for you at this time.
Kim Davis - May 18, 2022
So very sorry for your loss Liz. Sending healing prayers your way
Bill Brown - May 18, 2022
I’m proud to have known this young man. I served with his Dad in Vietnam. I talked with him shortly before he passed away. We’d become close over the past few years. He was a good man that his father would have been proud of. So very sorry for your loss Liz and Jayson.
Marvin & Jay - May 18, 2022
We are so sorry for your loss. Sending our heartfelt condolences. Dear Heavenly Father wrap your arms around Liz and Jayson and our precious family and carry them through this valley. Lord let them feel your comfort and peace in Jesus precious name Amen.
Danny Paramore - May 18, 2022
Sorry for your loss . Me and Gary went way back he was a great man I know he will definitely be missed by many.
Terri Bays Schmidt - May 18, 2022
So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Prayers for his family.
Newman & Darlene King - May 18, 2022
Liz & Jayson: We are so so sorry to hear about Gary. He will be missed by alot. Remember the memories you have to keep you going. R.I.P. Gary and fly with the eagles on that Harley.
Newman & Darlene King - May 18, 2022
Liz & Jayson: We are so so sorry to hear about Gary. He will be missed by alot. Remember the memories you have to keep you going. R.I.P. Gary and fly with the eagles on that Harley.
Angie Bissell Taylor - May 17, 2022
I'm so sorry for ur loss I'm sure going to miss Gary and r talks
Kris Schuller - May 17, 2022
So sorry for your loss. Prayers.