James W. "Jim" Lyon, Jr., native and resident of Baton Rouge, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014 at the age of 84 after a short battle with a glioblastoma. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Louisiana State University, College of Engineering. He served in the US Army as a Lieutenant with the 106th Combat Engineer Division, 31st Infantry Division during the Korean War. He retired from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development as the Materials and Research Engineer. He also retired from the Mississippi Department of Transportation. He was a member of the Baton Rouge Civil War Roundtable, Broadmoor United Methodist Church Methodist Men, American Legion, and Sigma Chi. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Todd Lyon; and their four children and their families: James L. Lyon and Marcy Lyon; Michael D. Lyon and Sheila Foley Lyon and their daughter, Laurie Lyon; Lisabeth A. "Beth" Roberts and her daughter, Ashley Roberts; Richard C. Lyon and Sharon Barlow Lyon and their children, Karson Lyon and Davis Lyon. He is preceded in death by his parents, James W. Lyon, Sr. and Janice Ewing Lyon, and his son-in-law, Michael L. Roberts. Pallbearers will be the 9:45 am ushers from Broadmoor United Methodist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be the ushers from Broadmoor United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Friday, February 28, 2014 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at Rabenhorst East Funeral Home, 11000 Florida Blvd. Visiting will resume Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 10230 Mollylea Drive, with funeral service following. Interment will be at Greenoaks Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 10230 Mollylea Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70815. Please visit and sign the online guestbook at www.rabenhorst.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Feb. 26 to Feb. 28, 2014