Derrel Eugene Lyon |

Published Saturday, November 3, 2018

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Derrel Eugene Lyon

Derrel Eugene Lyon, 82, of Chico, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, in Denton.

Memorial service was Oct. 31 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Rick White officiating.

Derrel was born Nov. 6, 1935, in Vernon to William and Mary (Merrifield) Lyon. As a child, he delivered the weekly newspaper and was known as the Pony Express in Chico. He worked in oilfield construction for most of his adult life.

Derrel was preceded in death by his parents; and sister Ozelle Nena Gall.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Lee “Ginni” (Humbert) Lyon of Chico; son Jimmy Lyon of Orange; daughters Teresa Heth of Bay City, Tereana Ottis and husband, Paul, of Bay City and Billie Slusher and husband, Robert, of Edna; stepsons Rick White and wife, Leea, of Rhome, Gary White and wife, Teresa, of Keller, Gregg White and wife, Cheryl, of Southlake and Todd White and wife, Vicki, of Austin; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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