Anthony "Tony" Dwayne Lyons

March 5, 1966February 25, 2019
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Anthony “Tony” Dwayne Lyons, 52, passed away in Lewisville on February 25, 2019. Tony was born in Winston Salem on March 5, 1966 to the late Billy Carroll Lyons and Gerald Zean Brown Lyons. He worked for Dignity Memorial at Forsyth Memorial Park for 18 years. He loved spending time with his family, especially his nieces and nephew. Tony was an avid sports fan who loved cheering for NASCAR, the UNC Tarheels, or the Kansas City Chiefs. Tony leaves behind his wife, Dana Curlings; his brother, Tommy (Tammy) Lyons; nieces, Amanda, Sam, and Katie; great nieces, Kyleigh, Stormie, and Averie; great nephew, Chance; brother-in-law, Bill (Debbie) Curlings; sisters-in-law, Beth (Mike) Jones and Roxanna Steelman; best friend, Donnie Steelman; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 2nd at 6pm at Frank Vogler & Sons Funeral Home, 2849 Middlebrook Drive, officiated by Wayne Worrell. The family will receive friends for a visitation beginning at 5pm. Those attending the services, please wear your Tarheel apparel or colors. Jeans are requested, but not required. Please do not send flowers to the service. Memorial contributions can be made in Tony’s honor to Hospice and Palliative care of Winston Salem.


  • Dana Curlings, Wife
  • Tommy (Tammy) Lyons, Brother
  • Amanda Steelman, Niece
  • Sam Sapp, Niece
  • Katie Sapp, Niece
  • Kyleigh Rothrock, Great Niece
  • Stormie Rothrock, Great Niece
  • Averie Sapp, Great Niece
  • Chance Steelman, Great Nephew
  • Bill (Debbie) Curlings, Brother-in-law
  • Beth (Mike) Jones, Sister-in-law
  • Roxanna Steelman, Sister-in-law

  • Hospice and Palliative Care


  • Visitation Saturday, March 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 2, 2019

Anthony "Tony" Dwayne Lyons

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Teresa Butner

March 3, 2019

I worked with Tony for almost 9 years. Almost every day I was greeted with “Hey, Good morning” or “ How are you?”
I felt blessed to have known and to be around such a person. He had such a caring, loving & humble spirit.
So glad I got to see him & Dana recently, not knowing that would be our last & final goodbye to him (on this earth).
My husband & I also attended their beautiful wedding & shared his excitement in receiving his beautiful bride. That day has & always will be stored in my memory in knowing his smiles were so sincere & filled with excitement. Thank you Tony & Dana for letting us share in the beauty of your love.
Tony, you will ALWAYS be missed but remembered as one of BEST PERSONS that we all knew! RIP forever my friend!

Teresa & Keith Butner

Mary Caudill

March 2, 2019

Tony will greatly be missed! His smile, the wave of his hand, his laughter and his sweet personality will never be forgotten. He was truly a wonderful man with a big heart! May God continue to watch over, bless and comfort his wife, family and friends.

Sheila Williams

March 1, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Tony was a good friend of my brothers David Owens and Emmett Owens Jr. They use to all hang around together.He was always sweet but shy. I pray for his family and friends ..RIP Tony

Melissa Haynes

February 28, 2019

My heart is breaking for Dana still. I thought the world of Tony. He could make friends wherever he was at,,, and he did just that too. Everybody liked him. I’ll never forget the trip to the mountains and how he and my husband was the last ones to stop eating at Shatley Springs. Tony said he was starving by the time we got there and he was gonna be sure to fill up for the drive back, lol. He was always coming up with something funny. I’m gonna miss him so much.
Dana and Peyton, you know I will forever be here for you both. I love y’all.

Jodie Dupree

February 28, 2019

I am so sorry that your family is going through this terrible loss. Tony was a good man and an important part of Forsyth Memorial Park. I don't think I ever remember seeing him when he did not have a smile on his face. I know he was a Chiefs fan because he gave me a hard time about my Carolina Panthers license plate on more than one occasion. He will be missed.

Jodie Dupree
NC Central Market-SCI

Rheta Monroe

February 28, 2019

Tony was a special person. He always had a smile on his face, a laugh that was uniquely his own, and was willing to do anything possible to help you. Tony had a heart of gold and a smile that would light up the room. He touched everybody that knew him. When we had a service and Tony came to the grave he always shook hands with the Funeral Directors, and asked how the were doing. Then he proceeded to work and discuss the latest sports game with them. I know that he is in heaven smiling down on us thrilled that he is with our Lord. I pray for Dana and his family to feel the presence and peace of God holding them during this difficult time. We will see him again one day and I look forward to seeing that smile. Tony was loved and he will be missed.