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“I must work the work of Him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” John 9:4
Byron Jevon Lyons began his life journey on November 26, 1970, in Canton, Texas. He was the firstborn of two children born to the union of Bobby Joe Lyons and Emma Tucker Lyons.
Byron accepted Christ at an early age. He participated in VBS and the youth ministry while at Pleasant Hill each summer growing up. He was a member of Unity Church for 13 years and was an active member of the youth ministry. He stayed close to the church all of his life, serving as a Sunday School teacher and layman. He faithfully attended New Mt. Zion’s Men’s Bible Study weekly.
Byron graduated with the highest honors, ranking in the top 10 of his class at Lloyd V. Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas. A graduate in the class of 1989, he was academically and socially gifted and was elected as President of his high school class, a position he was re-elected for each year and held through graduation. Byron was awarded 'Most Likely to Succeed' and 'Best Sense of Humor' by his peers. He excelled in Track as a talented hurdler, setting records that held for years. He also went on to accomplish a title that had never been done by any member of Dallas when he was selected as one of the top five candidates for Vice President of National Junior Achievers. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to open his own small fudge business that he ran while in high school. He was jolly and truly one of the most unique and extraordinary guys around. After graduating from Berkner, Byron earned a full academic scholarship, the prestigious Fritz A. Bauer Endowed Scholarship, to attend DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1993. While at DePaul, he worked at the Chicago Board of Trade.
Byron then began his very successful and rewarding career as a Foreign Currency Trader at JPMorgan Chase in New York, where he worked for many years. He and his family moved to Chicago where he continued to trade foreign currency at the Bank of Montreal. He later returned to New York to trade on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. He traveled the world, which included a long-term work assignment in London and personal travels to Australia. In 2006, Byron returned to Texas and became an insurance agent working with his mom and dad at the family business, Lyons Insurance Agency. He later became a Managing Partner of the agency, working under his mother’s business guidance, primarily helping to continue to build their commercial insurance line. He had the gift of gab, and he enjoyed successfully running the business where he worked until he was called home. In every walk of his life, he touched so many.
Byron was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Joe Lyons; paternal grandparents, Joe Leslie and Nellie Mae Spencer Lyons; and his maternal grandparents, William Richmond Tucker, Sr. (Tang) and Paralee English Tucker.
Those left to cherish precious memories and celebrate his life include his mother, Emma Tucker Lyons of Rowlett, Texas; his sister, Shaun Lyons Patmon (Todd) of Round Rock, Texas; his son, Trevor Lyons of New York City, New York; his daughter, Briana Fisher (Marc) of Euless, Texas; Elora Prescott (Jamie) of Los Angeles, California; the mother of his children, Karyn Kees Lyons; his grandchildren: Clarissa Jansen, Kaylie Fisher, Helena Fisher, Rhea Fisher, Atom Fisher, and Ronin Fisher; his nieces and nephews: Emma, Coleman, and Tyler Patmon (Tiffany); and his life partner of seven years, Jan Pults, of The Colony, Texas, and her children and grandchildren who he adored as his own; as well as a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, dear friends, classmates, and colleagues.