OBITUARY

Robert Lee Lyons

September 29, 1940February 4, 2021

Robert L Lyons Robert “Bobby” Lyons died on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at the age of 80. Bobby was born in Atlanta, Georgia, moving to LA in his preteen years. During his High School (Manual Arts) years he was a record setting sprinter. In his early 20s he started a 34 year long career with Safeway/Vons. He had 2 sons, Robert Jr & David with his first wife Ursula. In 1990 he married his 2nd wife, Aan. After retirement they moved to Yucaipa and settled in raising their grandson, David. Bobby was the first Black Citizen Patrol Officer in Yucaipa where he served for 12 yrs. He was an avid bowler and was entered into the USBC Hall of Fame in 2012. He was also a Certified Youth Bowling Coach. Bobby leaves behind his 2 sons, a loving wife and 5 grand children David, Kaylynn, Iziah, Blair, and Bobbi.

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Dan and darla Farnsworth

February 10, 2021

Bobby was such a sweet man. Bobby would always have a big smile on his face when he bowled. It didn’t matter if he was bowling good or bad he was just there to bowl and see all of his bowling family. It was such a pleasure to get to know him when we bowled on the senior handicap trios. Rest easy my friend till me meet again in heaven.

Sue Ann

February 9, 2021

Bobby,
Thank you for all the times you shared your wife and grandson with me so we could have a girls day out. I'll miss seeing you in your man cave. The world will be a sadder place with out you. Rest in peace my friend.
Sue Ann

Linda/Jessica Pruett

February 9, 2021

Coach Bobby was a great coach to the youth bowlers. My granddaughter Jessica always looked up to him. If she was having trouble she would look for him to help. He will be missed by all who knew him.
RIP COACH BOBBY
HEAVEN GOT A GREAT MAN.

Debra Pochop

February 8, 2021

Coach Bobby was so awesome! He coached our kids Joe and Elizabeth. He was so sweet. He will be missed! May he RIP. The Pochop family.

Del and Rolann Karper

February 8, 2021

Bobby was a great man and one heck of a good bowler and coach. We loved bowling with him and against him. He always had a smile on his face. To us he was more like family than just a friend. His laugh was infectious and his hugs were always the best. RIP Bobby you will always be remembered.

Kay Cook

February 8, 2021

I bowled with Bobby for many years. He always gave me a hug. He was sweet and kind and a good friend. You will be missed but you will always be in my heart. Love you Bobby!!

Terry Lankster

February 8, 2021

Bobby, I’m going to miss you!

Lee Fitzgerald

February 8, 2021

I first met Bobby 25 plus years ago. When San Hi closed I took over youth program at Del Rosa, Bobby asked if I could use some help. Then it began. Few years later I became "sis", and not just his sister but his "big " sis. He would get upset if I didn't refer him as brother. Got confusing at home when I refered to my brother Bobby as my biological brother was Bobby. When Del Rosa closed I went to Foothill and Bobby was asked about coaching at Empire...he told them no, he would follow me to the moon if need be.. Such a great loving friendship bond.
Our bond went beyond the youth as we bowled our own tournaments together. He was a great guy, would give the shirt off his back if you needed it. I had the great pleasure of introducing and reading his bio for inductee to Citrus Belt Hall of Fame. He will truly be missed by many. ❤ Hugs and prayers to Aan a family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY