John Adkins Lyons

Published 8:44 am Tuesday, July 28, 2015

John Adkins Lyons, 81, of Roan Mountain, Tenn., passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was a son of the late Dewey Lyons and Gertie Arnett Lyons and was born in Carter County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Howard Lyons, Jimmy Lyons and Jack Lyons; a sister, Carlene Lyons; and four infant siblings, Esther Lyons, Lola Lyons, Katie Lyons and George Lyons.
Mr. Lyons was a member of St. John Free Will Baptist Church and was a United States Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Markland Lyons, of the home; one daughter, Christine Baker and husband, Richard, Jonesborough; three sons, Keith Lyons and wife, Kimberly, Elizabethton, Gary Lyons and wife, Darlene, Roan Mountain, and John Allen Lyons, Roan Mountain; two brothers, Tommy Lyons and Robert Lyons, both of Roan Mountain; five sisters, Beatrice Morrell and Elsie Burrow, both of Hampton, Mary Baker, Mae Bowers and Patsy Markland, all of Roan Mountain; and seven grandchildren, Sarah Ellis, Jonathan Baker, Janet Ledford, Adam Lyons, Samuel Lyons, Gary Lyons Jr. and Ginger Cooper. Seven great-grandchildren also survive.
The graveside service for John Adkins Lyons will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, at Moreland Cemetery in Roan Mountain with Mr. Terry Dugger, minister, officiating. Music will be provided by Makayla Lambert. Military Honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Active pallbearers will be Gary Lyons Jr., Adam Lyons, Shannon Mills, Jamie Lyons and Jonathan Baker. Honorary pallbearers will be the family. The family will receive friends at Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services from 1 until 2 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the graveside service, or at the residence at anytime. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, c/o Lou Cooter, 415 Washington Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Lyons family. Office (423) 543-5544.

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