James Robert Lyon, age 91, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019, at his home. He was born November 30, 1927, in Otterville, Missouri, a son of the late William Henry and Laura Virginia (Eubank) Lyon.
He graduated from high school in Marshall, Missouri and was a 1951 graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia.
On September 1, 1951, in Vancouver, Washington, he was united in marriage to Janet Drescher, who preceded him in death on August 18, 1994.
James was a veteran of the United States Army having served in Korea.
In 1984, he retired from Iowa Power and Light Company in Des Moines, Iowa where he served as president. Following his retirement, he made his permanent residence at the Lake of the Ozarks where he volunteered for Habitat for Humanity for many years.
He is survived by his daughters, Sally Beth Lyon and husband Don Ludwig of Sunrise Beach, Missouri and Suzanne Lyon and husband Tim Tymkovich of Broomfield, Colorado; grandsons, James Bernard Ludwig, John Otto Louis “Jack” Ludwig, Michael Lyon Tymkovich and Jay Lyon Tymkovich; his sister, Laura Ann Lyon Redford of Rogers, Arkansas and many other relatives and friends.
There are no services planned at this time. Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice. Expressions of sympathy may be left online atwww.kidwellgarber.com. Cremation arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.