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James Lyons Sr, age 62

James Lyons Sr. was born on December 13, 1960 in Washington, Pennsylvania. Jim served as a deputy for Pulaski County for 23 years. After retiring in October 2020, Jim fought for two and a half years with cancer. He fought with much dignity and pride, losing his battle November 7, 2023 before going to his forever home.

Jim was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; uncle Butch Davis; daughter Courtney Triplet Hilburn; and grandson James Michael Lyons III.

To carry on his memory, he leaves behind his wife Angie Lyons of 30 years; parents Charles and Ethel Lyons; brother Charles Lyons and wife Meri Lyons; sister Carol Forton and fiancé Sammy Trantham; son James (Jimmy) Lyons Jr and wife Lacey Lyons; daughter Andrea Lyons; grandchildren Elayna Wardrip and husband Corey Wardrip, Phillip Hilburn, Dakota Lyons, Tyler Canfield, Brooke Lyons, Lilly Lyons, Jayden Netzley, Hana Lyons, Brentley Lyons, and Brylee Lyons; great-grandchildren Eli Wardrip, Braxton Wardrip, Harper Wardrip, Cloey Hilburn, and Christian Hilburn; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in honor of Jim on Friday, November 17, 2023 at 3:00pm in the chapel at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, Arkansas.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Gina Burns Posted November 13, 2023 2:28 PM

    Praying for you and your Family Angie.

  • Beth Furlow Posted November 13, 2023 3:35 PM

    Jim will be missed. Prayers going up for the whole Lyons family.

  • Stan Haney Posted November 13, 2023 5:15 PM

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Angie and family! Jim isn’t suffering any more.

  • Jackie Wallace Posted November 13, 2023 5:37 PM

    Our deepest sympathy to you Angie and your family . We will never forget Jim and the nickname he gave me . Only Jim could do it . Praying for you and stay strong . Love you my friend . 🙏🙏❤️

  • Terri and Mike Raney Posted November 13, 2023 6:51 PM

    Prayers for family and friends 🙏❤🙏❤. We love you all always ❤

  • Melinda Collins Posted November 13, 2023 7:51 PM

    Prayers to all the family. He was a good person

  • Mary Posted November 14, 2023 1:13 PM

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Adrienne Gupton Posted November 14, 2023 3:30 PM

    Lyons was a kind and thoughtful man. We always had a good time when he was around. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Lyons during their time of grieving. Rest now Jimmy you have served well, my brother in blue!!!

  • Cindy Waggoner Posted November 17, 2023 12:17 PM

    Sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to the Lyons family in time of grief. RIP my friend. Jim was a wonderful person inside and out. Jim will be missed deeply.

  • Cindy Waggoner Posted November 17, 2023 1:46 PM

    I’m sorry for your loss and are with you and your family in this difficult time

  • Brooke Lyons Posted December 1, 2023 11:13 AM

    My grandfather was my hero, I always looked up to him. I will always remember how no matter how he was feeling he wanted to put a smile on my face. Losing my Grandfather is one of the hardest things I’m having to go through right now. His memory will always live on.

  • Lillyanna Lyons Posted December 15, 2023 9:49 AM

    Papaw was an amazing person even though he was in pain he always made people laugh papaw was the best person in my life he always made me smile. I will never forget the last time I saw him. This is hard to go through because he has been with me for my whole life and papaw will never be forgoten.

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