Archie "Art" E. Lyons

June 1, 1938December 5, 2018

Archie E. Lyons, 80, of Clayton, NC passed away on December 5, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 1st, 1938 in Stuart, Virginia to August E. and Dorothy Lyons.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Sherry D. Lyons; sons, Gregory Lyons (Cindy), Michael Serrott, Douglas Serrott (Christiane); and daughters, Debbie Benois (John), Stephanie Hauser (Derek); grandsons, Nicholas, Kyle, Tyler, and Daniel; granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Jessica; and sister, Laura Brammer (Fred). He is also survived by his beloved dog, Sengie, who will miss his long walks, and of course, lots of treats. Art is preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Bruce Lyons.

Art retired from American Greetings Corp. with 30 years of service. He also served in the 116th Infantry Virginia Army National Guard.

“I shall pass through this world but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good things I can do, let me do it now…for I shall not pass this way again.” Truer words could not have been spoken any better of Art Lyons, a true Virginia Gentleman.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 8 at 11:00am at Raleigh Memorial Park, 7209 Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, December 8, 2018

Archie "Art" E. Lyons

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Greg Lyons

December 10, 2018

I will always remember my Dad as a gentle soul, slow to anger and quick with a smile. He took pride in his appearance without being stuffy about it. One of my favorite memories of Dad was springtime trout fishing on the creek. we would have fun even if the fish weren't biting. I can still see him in my mind, old jeans and sneakers, wet and laughing. His hobbies change frequently over the years from photography to hot air ballooning. But some things remained constant, his love of cars, and dogs. I can remember riding in his Triumph TR6, top down and going fast. I think there is a wheels gene, and I inherited it from Dad. He is in a better place, probably talking cars, or dogs, or sports with Bruce. Always with a smile. I love you Dad, Greg