Albert Franklin Lyons, 76, of Elizabethton, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Robert E. and Annie Martin Lyons. Mr. Lyons was a retired electrician with Harris-Tarkett, Johnson City. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Lyons was a member and Elder of West Side Christian Church. He was an avid golfer.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Wanda Townsend Lyons; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and James Barnes, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Gregory and Zenobia Lyons, Elizabethton; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and four brothers, Floyd Lyons, Bobby Lyons and wife Linda and Robert Lyons and wife Penny, all of Elizabethton, and Vernon Lyons and wife Clara of Florida.
Funeral services for Mr. Lyons will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 22, at West Side Christian Church with Mr. Greg Key, minister, officiating. Music will be provided by the church choir. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be the Elders and Deacons of West Side Christian Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. James Evans, Dr. Brian Nerran and his golfing buddies. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Friends may also call at the residence. Condolences to the Lyons family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.