Biography: Raymond L. Lyons, 76 of Columbus passed away on Easter Sunday March 27, 2016 at his home. Ray was born Dec. 23, 1939 in Cranberry Twp., Crawford County to the late Thomas Donald and Harriett M. (Luidhardt) Lyons. He was married to Karin B. Robles-Lyons who survives. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one infant sister, sister Margaret I. Hildenbrand, brothers Glen, Robert, and Roger Lyons; brother in laws Wayne Spiegel, Charles Blaney, and Albert Hildenbrand; sister in laws Dianne and Barbara Lyons; as well as nephews Wes Lyons, Kenneth and Thomas Hildenbrand.
Ray is also survived by Kevin Lyons and Life Partner Savanna along with their children Chad, Tiffany, Kaden, Ellianna Warren), of Columbus; Kyle (Jamie) Lyons of Bucyrus and children Jalyn, Quentin; stepson Lt. Damon A.D. Sitgraves, wife Ambra, and daughters Alana and Araka; brothers Richard C. (Helen) Lyons of Huron and Charles E. Lyons of Bucyrus; sisters Lois Blaney, Florida; Joyce Spiegel, Bucyrus; Sandy (Tom) Kellogg, CA; sister in laws Sandy Lyons of Delaware and Jeannette Lyons of Oregon; former wife, Fran Lyons, (daughters, Debbie Kappes, Tammie Oberdier); as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Ray graduated from Holmes Liberty H.S. in 1957 and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy (1959-1963). He was employed at Shunk Chromalloy and Pacal Steel, Bucyrus. Ray served as a volunteer firefighter in Chatfield, Ohio. Ray's interests included doing anything with family, boating, fishing, Carles Bratwursts, and being on 24-hour call for double-deck pinochle games. Ray was an active member of Anchor Baptist Church, Columbus. Ray worked as a precinct judge at the polls on election day, for 20 years. Ray enjoyed going to the VA hospital in Columbus, just to distribute food to the Veterans who were at the hospital that day.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday April 5, 2016 at 11:00 am in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Ridgeton Rd. with Pastor Dr. G.E. Bell officiating, burial will follow in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 4:00 -7:00 pm at the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, all donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project and expressions of sympathy can be left at www.munzpirnstill.com