William Carl Lyons - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

William Carl Lyons

Born June 18, 1950

William Carl Lyons, age 64, of East Minquadale, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, November 3, 2014, surrounded by his wife and loving family.

Bill was born in Wilmington, Delaware on June 18, 1950 and was a son of the late Orville Peter Lyons and Mary Anna (Roberts) Lyons. He was a true jack of all trades, holding various jobs as a mechanic, machinist, truck driver and steelworker with Lukens Steel.

Bill served as a junior member with the Minquadale Volunteer Fire Company from 1965 until 1967. In his leisure time, he enjoyed fishing, racing, building cars, talking on his ham radio and listening to the oldies. He was an excellent father who adored spending time with his son and grandchildren, helping with their bicycles or simply enjoying their company. Bill was a passionate story teller who could often be heard recounting tales of his childhood or adventures as a young man traveling to Woodstock. He relished the outdoors and especially loved the Pocono Mountains.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his brothers, Orville Andrew Lyons and Raymond Jack Lyons and a sister, Betty May Walker. He is survived by his beloved wife of 20 years, Cheryl A. (Gordon) Lyons; son, Christopher Allen Lyons and wife, Felicia of New Castle; 2 grandchildren, Kira Bernice and Christopher Allen Lyons, Jr.; sister, Marie Ann Hurd; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 7 pm on Friday evening, November 7, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Wolf Foundation, P.O.Box 398, Herzlia Bet 46103, Israel or to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street Wilmington, DE 19801 or to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center c/o Christiana Care P.O. Box 1668 Wilmington, DE 19899.


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  • My condolences to the Lyons Family upon the passing of Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    Berdia Ham and Family