Jerry William Lyon of Eaton Rapids,
Passed away September 8, 2021, at the age of 79. Jerry was born in Ionia County, Danby Township, March 8, 1942, the son of Asil and Etta (Davis) Lyon. He worked for Crandell Brothers Trucking, Eaton County Road Commission and the State of Michigan Lottery Department as a truck driver before he was able to retire to focus on his true love of farming. Jerry was a member of the Milk Producers Association and Farm Bureau.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Janice Lyon; sons, Eric, David, Russell (Shelley) Lyon; grandchildren, Mary (Mike) Swanson, Paul (Christy) Lyon, Deborah Lyon, Travis Lyon, Timothy Lyon, Carol “CJ” Lyon; 4 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; brothers, Randal (Debra) Tooker. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Lyon; brother, Walt Lyon; step-brother, Roger (Irene) Tooker.
A memorial gathering will be held at the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel, 518 S. Main St. Eaton Rapids on Monday September 13, 2021, from 12-2 pm. Donations may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., New York, NY 10065, or donor’s choice of charity. To leave condolences for the family please visit our website, www.millsfuneral.com.
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