Michael W. Lyons, 56, of Wood River, passed away at 5:14 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at Alton Memorial Hospital.
He was born on Aug. 24, 1958, in Alton, the son of the late James L. Lyons Sr. and Charlotte M. (Rowling) Townsend. He married the former Regina Barnes on May 7, 1981, and she survives. Other survivors include his children, Amy Wall of East Alton, Lavonne Barton and her husband, Daniel, of Wood River; two sons, Billy Cox and his companion, Natasha Meyers, of Alton, and Timothy Cox and his companion, Samantha Partridge, of Alton; seven grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Sandra Lyons of Godfrey and Thomas and Debbie Lyons of Godfrey and one stepbrother, Clarence M. Townsend of Alton.
Michael was employed as a truck driver for TMCI Trucking for the last 10 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, John David Lyons.
In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family.
Online guestbook available at www.pitchfordfuneralhome.com.
Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River are in charge of arrangements.