Charles Edmund Lyons

1946 - 2019

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Charles Edmund Lyons, 73, of Findlay, passed away at 6:40am on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. He was born on April 5, 1946 in Leesburg, IN to the late Forrest and Pearl (Pendergrass) Lyons. On November 18, 1972 he married Janet Irene Kring and she survives along with two children: Christy (Andy) Arends of Geneva, IL, and Brad (Beata) Lyons of Plain City, OH. Mr. Lyons is also survived by his five grandchildren: Abby Arends, Ben Arends, Grace Arends, Bailey Lyons and Blake Lyons; brother, William Earl (Mary Jane) Lyons of Columbus, OH; and a niece, Elizabeth Jane Lyons of Mesa, AZ. Charles graduated from Leesburg High School and received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Purdue University, where he was a member of the Theta Xi Fraternity. He then received his Masters of Business Management from East Texas State. He worked as the Manager of Distribution Operations for Cooper Tire and Rubber Company for many years. Charles was very involved in the community, serving as Director of Habitat for Humanity for 2 years. He was a member of the Findlay Kiwanis, the Indian Guides, and was a charter member of Divits Golf Team. He was also a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, having served many capacities. He enjoyed watching college and professional baseball, basketball, and football, and enjoyed coaching his children's soccer teams. Charles enjoyed reading, visiting his grandchildren, and playing cards with friends. He also enjoyed traveling, taking trips to the Appalachian Trail, the Holy Land, and Africa. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 2, 2019 from 2:00-4:00pm & 6:00-8:00pm at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, and for one hour (10:00-11:00am) prior to the service at the church. The funeral service will begin at 11:00am on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, with Pastor Jeffrey Motter officiating. A private family burial service will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the Cleveland Clinic Alzheimer's Research, Hospice unit at Blanchard Valley Hospital, St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, or Habitat for Humanity. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting www.coldrencrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Friday, August 2nd 2019 2:00 - 4:00 PM & 6:00 - 8:00 PM

    St. Andrew's United Methodist Church[Map]
    120 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Saturday, August 3rd 2019 10:00 - 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, August 3rd 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    St. Andrew's United Methodist Church [Map]
    120 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    [Map]

  • Contributions:

    Cleveland Clinic Alzheimer's Research - Lyons
    9500 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, Ohio 44195

    Bridge Home Health & Hospice - Lyons
    15100 Birchaven Lane
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

    St. Andrews United Methodist Church - Lyons
    120 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

    Hancock County Habitat for Humanity - Lyons
    2042 Tiffin Ave.
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : The Charles Lyons Family
Date :Wednesday, July 31st 2019
From : Jim and Karen Spurgat
There are no words. Sending you all love and hugs and prayers.



To : Janet Lyons and Family
Date :Thursday, August 1st 2019
From : Walt Wharton
Janet,
Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Asking God to wrap his loving arms around each of you during this difficult time.

Walt



To : Janet and family
Date :Thursday, August 1st 2019
From : Judy and Ron Scharff
Dear Janet,
Ron and I are so very sorry for you and your family . We are so saddened to read of Charles passing . We LOVED Charles!! He was so darling with his humor and kindness . I do wish we could come for his service but we volunteered to watch our youngest grandson Tommy for the weekend .
You are in our prayers and thoughts !!
Sincerely
Judy and Ron Scharff



To : Janet Lyons and Family
Date :Thursday, August 1st 2019
From : Donna and Chuck Taylor
You are in our thoughts and prayers. We have many good memories of times spent with you and your family. May God give you all strength and comfort.



To : Janet and Family
Date :Thursday, August 1st 2019
From : Pat Bugner and Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.



To : Janet and family
Date :Thursday, August 1st 2019
From : Susan and Chris Roberts
We send our thoughts and prayers!



To : Janet and family
Date :Thursday, August 1st 2019
From : Andi and William Kirby
Hi, Janet
Just wanted you to know that we are thinking about you and praying for you during this difficult time. Remembering The good times at Williams Memorial UMC in Texarkana. So much fun with activities with our kids--fond memories. Blessings to you and family



To : The Charles Lyons Family
Date :Friday, August 2nd 2019
From : Jim and Karen Spurgat
There are no words. Sending you all love and hugs and prayers.



To : Janet and family
Date :Saturday, August 3rd 2019
From : Grenda and Mike Bulkowski
We are so sorry for the loss of your husband.You and your family willhb be in our thoughts and prayers.



To : Ed Lyons Family
Date :Saturday, August 3rd 2019
From : Suzanne Long Mendenhall
I want to express my condolences on the passing of Ed. Although I have not seen Ed since we graduated high school, we were related. My grandfather Charles J. Long and his grandmother Grace Long Pendergrass were brother and sister. Another sister was Anna Long Bishop of Leesburg. My father was Charles Arnold Long of North Webster.





To : The Charles Lyons Family
Date :Saturday, August 3rd 2019
From : Rebecca Durbin
Praying for all of you. I knew Mr Lyons through my Dad (Glen Durbin) who thought the world of Mr Lyons. He was a man of integrity is what my dad said on numerous occasions. May the Lord bless you and comfort you.



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