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Merle L. Lyons

Merle L. Lyons, 69 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 3:43 p.m. at his home in Taylorville, IL. He was born on June 12, 1952 in Taylorville, IL the son of Raye and Marjorie (Summers) Lyons. He married Dawne Morgan on September 10, 2008 in Taylorville, IL. Merle worked as a machinist at Caterpillar in Decatur, IL. He was a member of Lake Shore Golf Course where he was an avid golfer and he loved to play pool. He loved his Harley Davidson and loved collecting t-shirts and poker chips from different states.

He is survived by his Wife: Dawne Lyons of Taylorville, IL; Step-Son: Guy (Sarah) Harminson of Sullivan, IL; Grandchildren: Nevaeh and Caysen Harminson of Sullivan, IL; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Shane Lyons and sister: Cathy Lyons.

There will be no services at this time. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials in leu of flowers may be made to the Christian County Animal Control 300 S Baughman Rd, Taylorville, IL 62568.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Dawn, I am so sorry to hear about Louie's passing. My heart goes out to you and the family. I have known Louie for as long back as I can remember and it was always a joy running into you guys when we all were out and about. He will be sadly missed.

Kathie Venters Cravens Sep 20 2021 6:25 PM

My condolences to the family. To my good friend - you will be dearly missed.

Kirk Johnson Sep 19 2021 4:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Merle Lyons

Brenda caillier Sep 19 2021 11:11 AM

My condolences to the family.

Penny (Shaw) Williams Sep 18 2021 9:17 PM

My sincere sympathy to Louie and his family. I was fortunate to be a 1970 classmate and I will always remember Louie as one of the nicest guys in our class. He will be missed.

Rita Altman Sep 18 2021 10:02 AM

Louie was a good guy!!
Knew Louie from years back always had good times with him. He will greatly missed!!!!

Paul Pickel Sep 18 2021 8:46 AM

Dawne, Gary & I are so sorry to hear about Louie- we are at a loss for words. Our hearts goes out to you and your family. We're going miss seeing him out and about.

Brenda and Gary McWard Sep 17 2021 1:45 PM

So, very sorry to hear about Louie

Linda A Kane Sep 17 2021 9:44 AM