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Striffler-Hamby Mortuary - LaGrange

1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA

OBITUARY

Dave "PaPa" Lyons

May 28, 1934June 21, 2020
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Dave “PaPa” Lyons, 86, of LaGrange, GA passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 at West Georgia Hospice.

Mr. Lyons was born May 28, 1934 in Harvey, IL to the late Edward Lyons and Mildred Yetiva Hall Lyons. He was a member of Advent Lutheran Church and retired from Trackmobile as Vice President of Regional Sales. Mr. Lyons proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, was a member of the VFW. After retirement, Mr. Lyons dedicated his time and efforts to the care of Disabled American Veterans (DAV). He drove the DAV van and continued to coordinate, after his own health began to decline. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy "Gramma" Lyons; his brothers, Allen Lyons and Ron Lyons.

Survivors include his daughter, Lorrie Karpik; sons, David (Wendy) Lyons and Jim (Tracy) Lyons; grandchildren, Jodi (Jeremy) Vaughn, Jeff (Whitney) Karpik, Chad Lyons (Erika Atkinson), Drew Lyons, Meagan Lyons, Katie Lyons, Matt Lyons and Abby Lyons; great grandchildren, Kirstin Vaughn, Sophie Vaughn, Adaly Lyons, Izzy Vaughn, Lorali Daniel, Greyson Lyons, Burkley Karpik, Aria Daniel, Haisley Lyons and Harrison Lyons; several other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Life Service will be 2:00pm Saturday, June 27, 2020 in the Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary with Pastor Jim Lyons officiating. The family will receive friends starting at 1:00pm until service time.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in memory of Dave “PaPa” Lyons.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA

  • FAMILY

  • Dorothy "Gramma" Lyons, Wife (deceased)
  • Lorrie Karpik, Daughter
  • David (Wendy) Lyons, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Jim (Tracy) Lyons, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Jodi (Jeremy) Vaughn, Grandchild
  • Jeff (Whitney) Karpik, Grandchild
  • Chad Lyons (Erika Atkinson), Grandchild
  • Drew Lyons, Grandchild
  • Meagan Lyons, Grandchild
  • Katie Lyons, Grandchild
  • Matt Lyons, Grandchild
  • Abby Lyons, Grandchild
  • Kirstin Vaughn, Great Grandchild
  • Sophie Vaughn, Great Grandchild
  • Adaly Lyons, Great Grandchild
  • Izzy Vaughn, Great Grandchild
  • Lorali Daniel, Great Grandchild
  • Greyson Lyons, Great Grandchild
  • Burkley Karpik, Great Grandchild
  • Aria Daniel, Great Grandchild
  • Haisley Lyons, Great Grandchild
  • Harrison Lyons, Great Grandchild
  • Allen & Ron Lyons, Brothers (deceased)
  • Edward Lyons, Father (deceased)
  • Mildred Yetiva Hall Lyons, Mother (deceased)
  • Mr. Lyons had several other relative and friends.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

Memories

Dave "PaPa" Lyons

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Gary Prather

June 26, 2020

Dave was the Coordinator for the LaGrange DAV when I stared driving about 12 years ago. His personality was great and he made you feel proud to be a Vet. I learned so much and he made my driving experience a lasting memory. Will never forget you Dave

Jennifer Beedy Booker

June 25, 2020

My family moved to LaGrange, with Trackmobile, the same time the Lyons family did. I adored Dave, as he was part of a group with my grandfather that I always likened to the 'Rat Pack of Trackmobile', maybe because he reminded me of Dean Martin - which at 12 is saying something. His handle was 'Pussycat' & my grandfather was 'Swampy' (slang for Marsh/Marshall Hartelius). There were many fun gatherings with the 'Harvey crowd' - just a bunch of Yankees transported South! Ha. After my grandfather passed, I would still see Dorothy & him at church - he always had a smile, wink & a squeeze on my shoulder. I don't know why, but it was always so comforting to me & reminded me of my Papa. I'm so glad that he's reunited with his love & parents, but also hope he & my Papa are clinking those glasses & raising a toast. Love to the family.

Ann Erenheim

June 25, 2020

Mr. Dave meant so much to so many Veterans. He was instrumental in ensuring Disabled Veterans were transported on the LaGrange DAV van for so many years. He recruited me to drive in 2011 and he and Ms. Dorothy always kept me on track. Whenever I called him I could always hear grandkids/great grandkids in the background. I believe he loved his family most of all. Mr. Dave is a true patriot and an American hero. My deepest condolences to the family.

Frank Parsons

June 24, 2020

To jim and family our condolences

Jim Codlin

June 24, 2020

Like Dave I also served in the Air Force and for that I greatly admired Dave's devotion to helping disabled veterans after he retired. Dave and I worked together at Trackmobile from 1981 until his retirement and I always appreciated his product knowledge, ability to work with distributor and customer personnel, and above all, his willingness to speak his mind both in agreement and disagreement. He was respected and admired by distributors and competitors alike, a credit to the industry Trackmobile served. I regret that due to Covid-19 I won't be able to attend the in-person services but Dave is at the forefront of my thoughts and remembrances.

Tim Chisholm

June 23, 2020

Dave was a super good guy. I worked with him when he coordinated drivers for the veterans going to the VA hospitals. He or his wife would answer the phone at all hours whether it was from drivers or veterans. They were the ultimate answering service.
Tim Chisholm

Loraine Crenshaw

June 22, 2020

Please accept my deepest condolences. Sincerely, Loraine Crenshaw (West Georgia Hospice)

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