Freddie A. Lyon 80, died Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Newton Medical Center. He was born May 3, 1938 in Springdale, Arkansas to Jesse and Blanche (Medlin) Lyon. On September 18, 1959 he married Geneviev Boese and she survives.
He moved from Springdale, Arkansas to Newton in 1951.
Freddie was a long time active member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Newton, Kansas. As part of his faithful stewardship to the church he built many of the churches furnishings and cared for the building through the years.
Freddie was retired as head of maintenance from the former United Methodist Youthville after 26 years of faithful service to the Youthville Community. During his time at Youthville he made an impact of the many youth as positive role model. Freddie and Jenny also served as foster parents for nearly 4 years.
He served his country for 9 years in Army National Guard being deployed to help people during natural disasters.
Freddie had a love of wood working and used his skills to build furniture and many cherished items for friends and family thought the years.
He was loving husband, father and grandfather and friend to many and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife Genevieve (Jenny) Lyon of the home; daughter Annette and her husband Donald E. Andersen of Lyons, KS; grandson Scott M. Andersen of Muskogee, OK; siblings: Elaine Lyon of Marcellus, NY; Rebecca Voth of Olathe, KS; Richard and his wife Rita Lyon of Olathe, KS; Robert Lyon of Hutchinson, KS; Donna and her husband Wesley Duerksen of Cedar Rapids, IA; Darlene and her husband Mike Watkins of Newton, KS and William and his wife Eva of Conway, AR. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and his cherished “grand dogs”
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday May 14, 2018 at First Church of the Nazarene in Newton, Kansas with The Reverend J. Jay Hawes presiding. Visitation will be 1 p.m. to t 5 p.m. Sunday at Petersen Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Newton, KS.
Memorials are suggested to Cancer Center of Kansas in care of Petersen Funeral Home.