Jack Lee Lyon

Jack Lee Lyon, 89 of Willow Springs, Missouri, departed this life on Monday, March 13, 2023 at Willow Care Nursing Home.  He was born July 5, 1933 in Willow Springs, Missouri, the son of Ross Reynolds and Stella Irene Lyon.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife Donna Jean Lyon.
Survivors include two daughters, Jean Harris and spouse, Randy of Dennison, TX and Becky Long and spouse, John of Celina, TX; two sons, Jeffrey Lyon and spouse, Karen of Chattanooga, TN, and Jon Lyon and spouse, Brenda of Coppell, TX; six grandchildren, Michelle Webb and spouse, Jason, Michael Jonker and spouse, Heidi, Katie Mooneyham and spouse, David, John Trey Long and spouse, Gretchen, Nicole Lyon, Allison Jordan and spouse, Seth; and five great grandchildren.
Jack was a prolific story teller and Bar-B-Que master, crafting his own spice blend.  He loved riding horses, fishing, canoeing and black smithing. He retired from Coca-Cola after 28 years of service. After retirement Jack and Donna traveled extensively. He also volunteered at Baptist camps and events at Willow Springs High School cooking. Jack was a 33rd degree Scottish Mason and supported the Shriners for over 50 years. During his retirement he explored varied interests such as graduating from clown school and earning the name "Burnt Bisket". He learned to make custom bits and spurs and enjoyed horseback riding and golfing.
His greatest joy was spending time with family and friends and teaching his grandchildren how to fish, canoe and Bar-B-Que.
Visitation was held Thursday, March 16 from 6-8:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary, Willow Springs. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 17, at Westside Family Life Center in Willow Springs, with Pastor David Lovan officiating. Interment was in Willow Springs City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Willow Springs Scholarship Club, P.O. Box 484, Willow Springs, MO 65793. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com
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