David Forest Lyons, Sr.
David Forest Lyons, Sr., age 78, passed away in Fort Worth Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021. Graveside funeral will be Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Lyons Cemetery, in Eliasville, at 3 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.
David was born May 5, 1943, in Wichita, Kansas, to the late Gerald Forest Lyons and Hazel Edith (Reger) Lyons. He graduated class of ’64 from Texas A&M and was a proud and ornery member of the Spider D-1 outfit where he created many lifelong friendships. He married Jana Truena Westfall on March 20, 1965, in Euless, and together they had and raised their four sons. Truena preceded David in death on Oct. 31, 2006. In 2013 he married Karlene Snipes and spent the rest of his years with her. His career was surveying, but his true profession was serving his family, friends, and church.
David is survived by his second wife, Karlene Lyons of Eliasville; sons, David Lyons, Jr. and wife Vanessa, Matthew Lyons and wife Kelly, and Joseph Lyons and wife Anita; bonus daughter, Lacey Fellows and husband J.W.; step son, Shelby Reynolds; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers in law, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Truena Lyons; grandparents, Nove W. and Fannie Reger and James Albert and Inez Lyons; parents, Gerald and Edith (Reger) Lyons; sister, Dolores Gay Loetz; and son, Gerald Forest Lyons.