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Richard Thomas Lyons, 86, passed away Thursday, June 01, 2017. He was born August 8, 1930, to the late Rev. Roy L. and Velma Corbin Lyons. He was a graduate of Cumberland and Georgetown College. While in college, Dick volunteered to join the US Air Force during the Korean conflict, and was stationed for a time in England at Chicksands AFB. After his service time he returned to finish his Masters degree at Miami of Ohio. During college and service he loved to play basketball. His career of teaching included high school science in Ohio and Spalding College. He retired from J.C.C. in 1997, where he taught anatomy and physiology. Dick loved nature and wildflowers and found himself teaching classes even in retirement. He and Bonnie loved road trips, photography, and nature hikes. He truly loved his family, his church, and sharing stories.

He is survived by his loving wife; Bonnie, children; Lisa Lyons Lang (Tony), Jennifer Lyons Payton (Mark), Mark Thomas Read (Anita), and Matthew Todd Read (Leigh). His grandchildren; Eve, Oliver, Noah Payton, and Abigail, Gabrielle, Nicholas, Gavin, and Shelby.

Services to celebrate the good life of Dick will be held at 11:00 am Monday at Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Ave., with burial to follow at Bethany Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-7 pm Sunday at Arch L. Heady-Cralle, 2428 Frankfort Ave.

Expressions of sympathy are requested to his church.

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