Joseph Mack Lyon was born November 19, 1921 to Earl C. Lyon and Inez Weatherby Lyon in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He departed this life August 5, 2015 at the age of 93 at home.
He was a graduate of Coalgate, Oklahoma High School. He attended Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, TN and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma some years later.
Mack was preceded in death by his father and mother, his sister Earlene Adams, his brother Bill Lyon and his sister Erma Siegworth. Also, his wife of fifty-three years Golda Eaton Lyon passed away in 1996.
He is survived by his wife Lois Duncan Lyon, daughter Jo Ann Lyon of Oklahoma City, son Chris Lyon and daughter-in-law Glenna Lyon of Van Buren, AR, son-in-law and step daughter Butch and Jill Wallace of Tallahassee, FL, stepson and daughter-in-law Tim and Kayla Duncan of Orlando, FL. Mack has numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews.
Mack began his preaching in Coalgate, OK November 12, 1939 at the age of 17, and he never looked back. He and his family spent almost three years as missionaries in Perth, Western Australia in the 1960s. After returning home he continued local ministry and in 1980 he began IN SEARCH OF THE LORD’S WAY a television/media ministry now overseen by the Edmond, OK Church of CHRIST with outreach around the globe.
Mack Lyon loved the BIBLE passage I Timothy chapter 1 verse 12: “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;”
Visitation will be at the Edmond Church of Christ on Tuesday 8-11-2015 from 4pm – 8pm. Memorial service will also be at the Edmond Church of Christ on Wednesday 8-12-2015 at 10 am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to IN SEARCH OF THE LORD’S WAY P.O. Box 371 Edmond, OK 73083.
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