WABASH – Earl "Buddy" DeWayne Lyons, 69, of rural Lagro, died at 2:08 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

He was born on July 3, 1951, in Paintsville, Ky., to Mitchell Lyons and Nellie Cantrell Lyons Ward and was raised by his mother and stepfather, Ellis Ward.

Buddy was a 1969 graduate of Wabash High School. He was a United States Army veteran. Buddy worked at Biomet in Warsaw, retiring after more than 20 years of service. He loved to watch all sports, especially the Chicago Cubs. He enjoyed listening to music and going for drives. Buddy lived in Warsaw several years before moving to his niece, Marissa's home in Lagro in 2017.  

He is survived by two sisters: Deaitra "Dee Dee" Ward, of Wabash; Cathy (Philip) King, of Wabash; stepgranddaughter, Jaiden, of Leesburg; five nieces and nephews: Matthew King, of Lagro; Marissa (Doug) Huston, of Lagro; Andrew (Allison) King, of Lagro; Gina Adams, of Wabash; Danny (Jessy) Lyons, of Huntington; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Danny Ray Lyons.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25 at the funeral home.

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Preferred memorial is Wabash County 4-H Junior Leaders.

The memorial guest book for Buddy may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.