Walter H. ‘Skinny’ Lyon age 87 of Powellsville died Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at Roanoke Chowan Hospital. He was born December 14, 1921 in Bertie County to the late Walter Clarence Lyon and Lucille Harrell Lyon.
He was a member of Powellsville Baptist Church, The Scrub Club of Powellsville , was a past member of the Powellsville Fire Dept and retired from the North Carolina DOT.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at the graveside in Stoney Creek Cemetery, Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 11:00 AM. Rev. Brian Medlin will officiate.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife Betty Rawls Lyon of the home, children; Glenda Jackson and her husband Richard and Gloria Layton and her husband Ray all of Edenton, Grace Hoggard and her husband Stan of Windsor, Gay Feher and her husband Johnny of Ahoskie and Ginger Skinner and her husband Carroll of Edenton, a niece Kris Jones of Durham, a nephew Dal Lyon of Clifton Forge,VA, a sister in law Joyce Lyon of Durham and friend and caregiver Sharon Privott, 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and 2 great nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother Dalton Lyon.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 to 8:30 PM at Garrett Funeral Home, 205 NC Hwy 42 West, Ahoskie,NC, 27910. Memorials may be made to the Samantha Ross Hoggard Scholarship Fund,c/o Ross Baptist Church, 951 Bull Hill Rd, Windsor,NC 27983 or Powellsville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Powellsville,NC 27967.
HE WAS A GOOD PATIENT AND ALWAYS HAD A SINCE OF HUMOR. MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY.
My uncle was very dear to me and my family. Although he has gone on to Heaven, we will always remember him with love and respect. Our prayers go out to his dear wife Betty who was a gift from God to him and who stood by him unselfishly when he needed her the most. Finally, words cannot express the appreciation that I have to Garrett Funeral Home for their handling of Uncle Skinny’s arrangements. As always, they reached above professionalism to give a personal touch in this matter that I will never forget. May God bless each one who reads this, may he comfort you, guide you, and give you peace. God is good…all the time.