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Forest Lawn Cemetery
Tuesday June 16th, 2020

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Gary "Big Gary" Lyons, Sr.

Gary Alvin “Big Gary” Lyons, Sr.




Gary Alvin “Big Gary” Lyons, Sr., 61, of Laurens, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2020.


Born in Laurens, he was a son of the late Charles Harden Lyons, Sr. and Janie Elizabeth Bolt Lyons.  A construction worker, “Big Gary” had a big heart for others and loved helping with Shriner activities. He had a passion for racing at The Laurens Co. Speedway where he was known as “The Whistleblower.”


He is survived by: a daughter, Amber Lyons Wilson and husband Stefan of Laurens; five grandchildren; former wife and friend, Vickie Lyons; long-time companion, Robin Hall; and his best friend, William “BR” Gambrell.


In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by; his son, Gary Alvin “Lil Gary” Lyons, Jr.; a grandson Trey Lyons; a brother, Charles H. Lyons, Jr.; and a sister, Elizabeth “Libby” Lyons Armstrong.


Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, conducted by Rev. J.D. Putman, Jr. and Rev. Enoch Wilson.


The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends after the service at the cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to help the family with final expenses to Go Fund Me at :     https://www.gofundme.com/f/funeral-expenses-for-both-gary-lyons?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1.



Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.



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Amber, I am so sorry for the lose of your deddy. Just remember he will always be by your side through everything. Stay strong girl. Love you!!

Monica Bressan (Neal) Jun 17 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Lyons, Sr.

Contessa Eaton Norwood Jun 17 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Lyons, Sr.

srcall1@yahoo.com Jun 15 2020 12:00 AM

I will miss you my friend our friendship and love will never do

BR Jun 15 2020 12:00 AM

Deddy, you was a humble and loving father with a heart of gold. Im Thankful God chose you to be my Deddy. I will always love and miss you so much. Until we meet again
Love always your daughter Amber

Daughter Amber Jun 15 2020 12:00 AM

prayers for the family

jsrhodes@prtcnet.com Jun 14 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Lyons, Sr.

Karen and Jerry Davis Jun 14 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Lyons, Sr.

Kat Ridings Jun 14 2020 12:00 AM

My heart aches when I think about the loss of my precious nephew. His life has been hard but he always looked for the good in people and always wanted to help . I was told by a friend that He was the only person that He knew who would always want to be a pallbearer for a family member or friend. He would volunteer I will miss his phone calls just to check on me and his goodbye was I Love you Aunt Bee only hours before the wreck. He will Be watching over me , thats for sure! I love you Big Gary

BettyAnn Spires Jun 14 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Lyons, Sr.

Vickie Lyons Jun 13 2020 12:00 AM

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