OBITUARY

Michael Edward Lyon

November 5, 1947April 17, 2019

Michael Edward Lyon passed away on April 17, 2019, at his home in Hewitt, with his family by his side after a lengthy illness. A memorial service will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, April 27, 2019, Robinson Cemetery in Robinson, Texas. Pastor Mickey Fugitt officiating.

Michael was born, November 5, 1947, in Waco, Texas, to Weldon Edward and Jackie Lee (Taylor) Lyon. Michael joined the United States Army on October 25, 1967, and served in the Mekong Delta, Republic of Vietnam, as a Sergeant assigned to the Mobile Riverine Patrol until March 1, 1969. His bravery during the Vietnam War earned a Purple Heart with Oak leaf cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and a Combat Infantryman Badge.

Michael was united in marriage with Bobbie Sue Brown on April 29, 1970. They had 49 wonderful years together.

Michael was accepted into the Waco Police Department Class of 1972, and awarded Badge #74. Michael served with honor and trained many Waco Police officers. He retired in 2004, after 32 years of selfless service to the Citizens of Waco.

Preceding Michael in death were his parents, Weldon Edward Lyon and Jackie Lee (Taylor) Lyon. Officer M Lyon is survived by his daughters, Shelly Lyon; Victoria Lynn, her husband Darrell Bradburry; and Patricia Lyon. Grandchildren: Stephen E Litzau; Ashton Lyon; Makala Bradburry; Jessica Bradburry; Dayla Farquhar; Danica Bradburry; Tierra Talton; and Stormie Johnson. Officer M Lyon's two brothers, Gary Lyon and wife, Sharon, and Sheriff (ret) Jeffrey T. Lyon and wife, Leigh Ann. Officer Lyon's nieces and nephews: Keith Lyon, Kelli Halsted, Jaryd T. Lyon and Kendyl L. Lyon, and Officer Lyon's adopted family, his beloved fur babies, and extended Waco Police family.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Waco Police Memorial Fund, Heart of Texas 100 Club or Humane Society of Central Texas.

Services

  • Graveside Service Saturday, April 27, 2019

Memories

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Fabian Klecka

April 24, 2019

Honor to have known and worked with you my brother.

Patrick Carey

April 24, 2019

My respects to Mike's memory and sincere sympathy to his family and friends.

I met Mike in 1984 just as I was beginning my first contract security job. I was a little nervous about being placed in a Security Officer position and location with absolutely no training, so a few days before my first shift I ran into Officer Lyon at a burger joint where he was taking a break.

I introduced myself, told him of my lack of experience, and asked him for his advice on working the particular location. Mike sat with me for a little while and gave me some advice and pointers which laid the foundation for every Security and Police position I have held since that time.

Our paths would occasionally cross over the years since that time and he always had a great attitude and was always a pleasure to speak with.

Vaya con Dios Sir - you earned the rest. Peace

Karen Dulock

April 24, 2019

Dear Mrs. Lyon and Family,
The Baylor Scott & White Hospice team is thinking of you and your family during this time. Thank you for allowing us to care for Mr. Lyon and please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sofie Martinez

April 23, 2019

I met Mike Lyons in 1997 when I was a rookie officer in field training. He was my field training officer for one day. Gave me good advice.

Chris Raup

April 23, 2019

I worked with Mike off & on at Waco PD. He was a veteran officer to us young ones in the early 80’s. I never heard a bad remark about Mike. He had a great sense of humor. I also never heard much about his service in Vietnam which many veterans such as him did not talk about what they went through. I thank him for his service to our country and our community. May God welcome him into His kingdom, with a welcome of a job well done. Peace & love to his family.

Lynne Richnow

April 22, 2019

Twenty five years ago i decided to end my life. As I argued and fought with medical personnel in came this BIGGO man with a gentle smile and eyes I knew i could trust! He talk÷d to me that night and gave me hope! Later to find him being my bestie's dad. He was always loving and kind and will be missed. My love to you all. Lynne

Jonathan Hutson

April 21, 2019

I met this fine Man in 1982 when I came to Waco to work for the TABC.

He took me under his wing and proceeded to teach me the finer points of dealing with people on the street in lots of places within the city of Waco. What I learned from him probably saved my life a couple of times.

Mike, you were a fine police officer and a finer human being, and my only regret is that I didn’t tell you that often enough.

God is going to need a supervisor for those patrolling the streets of gold, and you are my recommendation to Him.

If you see a big, big burly guy with the beard riding a Harley, go easy on him. That’s my son. Y’all will like each other.

I love you, brother. Save me a place up there.

Melody Middaugh

April 20, 2019

I met Mike in 1983 when I started at the PD. I am sorry to hear about his death. My thoughts and prayers will be with your family.

Star Moore

April 20, 2019

I've known Mike and the family for over half my life. He was always available to lend a helping hand. I am so grateful for all the years he treated me and my kids as part of his family.

James Bolton

April 20, 2019

Mike was my father in law back in the early 80s,you will be missed my friend, we to shall meet again, prayers for your family,

FROM THE FAMILY