Douglas L. Lyons, 60, of Athens, died Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Knoxville.
He was a native of Union City, Indiana and longtime resident of McMinn County. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, and was associated with Plastic Industries as a maintenance technician until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Rita J. Thompson of Athens; his father and mother, Jack and Mary Ford Lyons of Athens; five daughters, Shannon Lyons of Athens; Crystal Hardeman of Caven Rock, Illinois, Christy Gray of Philadelphia, TN, Jennifer Davis of Loudon, and April Birchfield of Niota; two brothers, Tim Lyons of Winnsboro, Texas and Kyle Lyons of Springdale, Arkansas; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be conducted, 11:00 am, Saturday, January 20th in the chapel of Smith Funeral HOme with Rev. Will Shelton officiating. Interment will follow in Sweetwater Memorial Park. The family receive friends Friday, January 19th from 4:00-6:00 pm at the funeral home.