Longtime Grayland resident Larry Lyons passed away suddenly at Grays Harbor Community Hospital on Feb. 16, 2021. He is survived by his children, Kimberley Streeter (Doug), Brad Lyons (Jodie) and Josh Ross (Kristy); his grandchildren: Cole and Brooke Streeter, Alexis Bell, Tyler Lyons, Kymberlee Hill, Brailey Jones; and Bryson, Kolby and Emmalee Ross, as well as five great-grand children.
Larry was born Nov. 7, 1942, in Toledo, Washington, to Charles Wayne and Pauline Lyons. The fourth of six children, he graduated from Ocosta High School in 1961.
After high school, Larry was drafted into the U.S. Army and was stationed at the Panama Canal. He was a decorated sharpshooter and marksman and was honorably discharged in 1965. After the military, Larry worked for a short time for Boeing of Seattle, but returned home to Grays Harbor to start his logging career. He worked for his father, CW Lyons and spent most of his working years with Bonnell and Sons Logging. After retirement, Larry helped Danny Bonnell working as a foreman for Bonnell Tree Service.
Larry was quite the charmer and dancer. He was married three times: Carol Mischler, Susan Carter and Laura Ross as well as a good friend, Sheri Homan of North Seattle.
Larry was a member of the Western Washington Laborers Union, the VFW and the Eagles. He was an avid fisherman, commercial clam digger and crab fisherman. He enjoyed going to Reno, Las Vegas and the Shoalwater Bay casino. His last day on earth was spent doing what he loved, crab fishing with Ero McNett on the Jim Bob FV out of Tokeland.
The family is planning a celebration of life for later this year.