James Oliver Lysaght
James Oliver Lysaght
  • July 3, 1926 - December 1, 2017
  • Huntsville, Alabama

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James Oliver "Jake" Lysaght passed away December 1, 2017, surrounded by his family. A native of Cleveland, Ohio and Daytona Beach, Florida, he was the son of the late James Ray Lysaght and Elsie Becht Lysaght. Jake served in the US Navy from 1944-1946, graduated from Southwestern Louisiana Institute (LSU-Lafayette), and was employed for over 30 years at Redstone Arsenal as an aerospace engineer. Jake married the love of his life, Mary Jaudon and together they exemplified a loving marriage for over 65 years.

He was predeceased by sister, Leonor Fuss Gundy, brother-in-law, Bill Fuss, and brother-in-law, Ted Pollitz.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jaudon Lysaght, children, Jennifer Cox (Danny), Jim Lysaght (Rachel), Mary Beth Wilbanks (Steve), sister, Elsie Ann Pollitz, 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and four nephews.

Visitation will be from 1:00 - 2:00 pm Tues., Dec. 5 at Valhalla Funeral Home, 698 Winchester Rd. NE, Huntsville, AL 35811 with services following; Rev. Mark Seanor officiating.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift may be sent to First Baptist Church (Hallelujah Choir or Missions Ministry), 600 Governors Dr., Huntsville, AL 35801.