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Nathaniel (Nat) Ewing Lyons Jr. of Richmond, Texas passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 at Landon Ridge Nursing Home in Sugar Land.

He was born Oct. 17, 1930 in Lake Lynn Pennsylvania and was son to the late Nathaniel Ewing Lyons Sr. and Mary Lou Shields Lyons. He was the oldest of one brother and three sisters.

Nat was a 1948 graduate of Point Marion High School in Pennsylvania. Nat went on to attend college at the University of West Virginia, where he earned his four-year degree in business administration and graduated with distinction.

He graduated first in his class from officer’s candidate school, where he went on to serve as a lieutenant in the United States Air Force through 1953.

Nat was hired by the General Electric Co. shortly after his Air Force service and worked there until retirement in 1989. His last position was as distribution manager within the GE Lighting Group located in Ravenna, Ohio.

In March of 1963, Nat married Billie Joyce Thornton, and the two spent many eventful, happy years together living in Dallas, Floral Park, New York and Hudson, Ohio as Nat pursued his career with GE.

Nat and Billie would eventually retire and relocate to Lakehills, Texas, where they spent another nine years together.

Shortly after Billie’s passing in 1998, Nat helped open the Lakehills Library in her name. In 2004, Nat remarried to his current lovely, committed, wife Mary Anne Lyons, and the two were able to spend 15 years of happiness together.

“Big D” Lyons, as Nat was affectionately called by his family, is survived by his loving wife Mary Anne, sons and daughters in law, Bill and Terri of Lakehills, Texas, Kim and Marie of Oakpoint, Texas, and Nathan and Colleen of York, Pennsylvania, one granddaughter, Skye, and two great-granddaughters, Summer and Isabella.

The family plans a private, gravesite Memorial Service in Pipe Creek, Texas.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lakehills Library.