In Memory

Bill Lyons

Bill Lyons

Obituary of William Lyons

Bill Lyons, 73, of Cullowhee, passed away March 7, 2016 after a brief hospitalization.

He is survived by his wife Muff, 2 sons; William and Comer, 5 grandchildren, 2 sisters, 2 nephews and a niece.

Bill was a commercial real estate broker / developer and a magistrate in South Carolina before moving to Cullowhee by way of the Florida Keys. Bill had many loves in his life besides his family; hunting, fishing, traveling and later on woodturning kept him busy as did his involvement in environmental politics and the Smoky Mountain Sportsman Club. Bill's ability to never meet a stranger and hear their stories as well as tell his own made him a friend to all.

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06/07/16 09:58 PM #1    

Dan Rockett

An old waltz tune played by Adam Swanson

Travelling music to Heaven

06/08/16 12:09 PM #2    

Betti Smith (Krapfl)

Dan, beautiful tribute to Bill. Thanks for posting it for all of us to hear. I hope it brings comfort to Bill's family.

Betti K.

06/08/16 12:23 PM #3    

R B Jenkins

Bill was a great guy and good friend. I have spent many hours behind his rear end while he was Center on the football team. My thoughts and parayers go out to his family. Always had a smiling face and congenial.

06/22/16 11:00 AM #4    

Jeannie Lewis (Phillips)

Bill was a great guy, good dancer back in the day.  So sorry to hear of his passing.  Love and prayers to his family.

06/23/16 01:52 PM #5    

Cary Grant

I am stunned to learn of the death of Bill Lyons.  He is "Sonny Lyons" to me as we grew up together.  He lived on Morris Street and I lived on Rankin Ave.  Harry Morrison, Bill and I car pooled to school each taking a day to drive each week.We had a great neighbor hood, Bill Lyons, Harry Morrison, Claudia Hill, Sonny Smith, James King, Wayne Lollis, Sue Bell, myself and a cast of thousands grew up together.  Such fond memories. We would play football and basketball in Bill's back yard and we would dance in his basement.  Grace and Peace to my friend "Sonny".


Cary Grant

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