January 13, 1949 - February 21, 2021
Lyons – Phillip Lawrence Lyons, age 72, of Starke, Florida passed away on February 21, 2021 at Vitas Hospice in Gainesville, FL. Phillip was born in Jacksonville, Florida on January 13, 1949 to the late Perry Lyons and Cana Eleanor Highsmith. He was a lifelong resident of Bradford County, Florida and a longtime member of Sampson City Church of God. After attending Bradford High School, Phillip started his career at Florida State Prison as a Correctional Officer. While working, he continued his education and earned his bachelor’s degree. Phillip later worked as a Police Officer for the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office and then the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Following his law enforcement career, Phillip enjoyed the freedom of being a Truck Driver. On June 21, 1993, Phillip married the love of his life, Sheila Griffis. Phillip was a devoted husband who loved his wife and together they enjoyed 27 years of happy marriage. Phillip enjoyed hunting, fishing, tending to his animals and had a special love for his chickens. More than anything, Phillip loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandbabies, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Randy Lyons; and sister, Linda Eunice. Phillip is survived by his loving wife, Sheila Lyons of Starke, FL; children, Jimmy (Jessy) Crowe of Raiford, FL, Shanda (Dinky) Crawford, Kimberly (Jimmy) Strickland, and Shane (Chelsea) Lyons all of Starke, FL; sisters, Phyllis Lyons Warren, Maryann Lyons, and Denise (Randall) Zipperer all of Starke, FL; grandchildren, Makyllah, Hayden, Shyla, Leigha, Layla, Amber, Dalton, Wyatt, Savannah, Chelsey, Jimmy, Jr., Sara, and Branson; many great grandchildren and numerous extended family members and friends. A Celebration of Phillip’s Life will be held Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Sampson City Church of God with Brother John Frampton officiating. Interment will follow at Crosby Lake Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday an hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the First United Methodist Church of Starke or Sampson City Church of God. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services Lake Butler Chapel, 435 Main Street, Lake Butler, FL 32054. 386-496-1400. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the family’s guest book.
Lyons – Phillip Lawrence Lyons, age 72, of Starke, Florida passed away on February 21, 2021 at Vitas Hospice in Gainesville, FL. Phillip was born in Jacksonville, Florida on January 13, 1949 to the late Perry Lyons and Cana Eleanor Highsmith.... View Obituary & Service Information
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