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James Arthur Lyon, Jr.
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Church of The Nativity Catholic Church
    1061 Folly Road
    Charleston, SC 29412

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“My hero, so sad I am , what a powerful giant , his smile well I always remember , Sandy and family ,may your year's be in his strength. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Rich /Eleanor Vespe - Audubon, NJ

“Sandy, I'm so so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength and courage...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: kelly williams - SUMMERVILLE, SC

“My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Art went to school at Delaware Twp HS, with my husband Jack Rose. I was two years behind so did not know...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Glenda Rose - Blackwood, NJ

“My condolences to the family and friends at this time of great loss. May the God of comfort, comfort you. (II Cor 1:3-4) ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“We wish we could be there to celebrate Art's life. We feel so blessed to have had so many wonderful times together and now have the great memories ...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Millie and Rick Traa - EHT, NJ

“I am so sorry for the loss of your love one James Arthur Lyon Jr. May this bring you comfort in knowing that God knows your pain, and he cares for...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry for the loss of your love one James Arthur Lyon Jr. May this bring you comfort in knowing that God knows your pain, and he cares for...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Sandy and Family:So sorry to hear of the passing of Art.He was a great craftsman and a friend to Walt. They would hunt together in Maine yearly and...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Cindy Kennerup - Laurel Springs, NJ

“I went to school with Art at the Delaware Township High School. It's been over 50 years. I stayed in the Cherry Hill area my whole life. RIP Art! ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: John Seher - Cherry Hill, NJ

“Art and John, like big brothers for so many years.Fun memories growing up in Cherry Hill and "down the shore".Rest in Peace ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Nancy Lyon - Tucson, AZ - Family

“I will always have fond teen memories of swimming in the backyard pool, and water skiing on the Egg Harbor River with the "boy cousins"-a real treat...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Bette Jeanne Thomson - Pittsburgh, PA

“Sandy and Family,We may not understand right now why Art had to depart from this world so soon, but we know that you have so many beautiful memories...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Carl Dupree - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Sandy and family. Our sincere sympathy on your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love,Jim and Sheila Ryan Santarpio ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Sheila Santarpio - Medford, NJ

“Condolences to Sandy and the entire family. A fantastic cousin, friend and craftsman. Thoughts and prayers to all. God bless and rest in peace my...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Tom Lyon - Delran, NJ - Family

“When i was a kid in the early 60's i would go to the Lyon's house to play with Byron. When it was dark, Art would drive me home in his Corvette. I...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Mickey Mazakas - Cherry Hill, NJ

“Sandy and family, sorry for your loss and read with awe Art's story of a life well lived. I have fond memories of time spent with Sandy and Art. ...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: marie pagliaro shreves - Friend

“My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Elizabeth Spivey Hopkins - SC

James Arthur "Art" Lyon, Jr., 76, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Sandra Jacquelyn Anna Cashan Lyon entered into eternal rest Thursday, September 6, 2018 with family and friends by his side.

His Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, September 15, 2018 in Church of The Nativity Catholic Church, 1061 Folly Road at 11:00 a.m. Prayers of Farewell and Final Commendation will be held in Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday in J. HENRY STUHR, INC. DOWNTOWN CHAPEL from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. where a rosary service will be recited at 6:00 p.m.

Art was born June 21, 1942 in Camden, New Jersey. Son of the late James Arthur Lyon, Sr. and Emla Dey Lyon, he was preceded in death by his younger brother, John Stanely Lyon.

As a youth, he reached the highest level of achievement in Scouting as an Eagle Scout. After attending Delaware Township High School where he excelled in Wrestling, Track and Football, Art attended Western Carolina College on a football scholarship. He was a member of Church of the Nativity Catholic Church, and the Homebuilders Association of New Jersey.

Art was the owner of the Jim Lyon Company and was considered a true craftsman of his trade. His passion for building was passed down from his father and continues today through his children.
Being an Eagle Scout taught Art the survival skills and dedication he needed for quality work. He was a hard worker, and expected the same of those around him. Art continued working until age 75, mentoring others in the trade. He believed "It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time."

Art was an avid Outdoorsman and loved Motorcycles. He stayed consistent with his beliefs and love for his family and faith until the end.

James Arthur "Art" Lyon, Jr. is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sandra; son, James Arthur Lyon III (Lori) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; two daughters: Kimberly Ann Lyon(Michael Kloss) of Goose Creek, SC and Tara Lee McClellan (Andy) of Folly Beach, SC; brother, Byron Edward Lyon of Dallas, GA; nine grandchildren: Jacqueline Lyon, Steven Wilt, James A. Lyon IV, Samantha Kloss, Cody Wilt, Ashley Black, Meagan McClellan, Alyssa Black, Katelin McClellan; and three great-grandchildren: Bodhi, Kolby and Ava.

Memorials may be made to Church of the Nativity Catholic Church, 1061 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412.

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1061 Folly Road Charleston, SC 29412