Floyd and Mary Lyon celebrate 68 Wonderful years together on Feb. 3, 2014.
Floyd Alvie Lyon and Mary Catherine Davis met in the big city of Red Springs, TX, in 1943. After several months of dating, Floyd was drafted into the service of the Army.
Floyd had basic training at Camp Fanning, Tyler, TX. After basic training he came home on leave and asked Mary to marry him, and of course she said “yes” because they were very much in love. Floyd was then sent overseas to Germany to serve under General Patton in the 3rd Army.
After the war was over, Floyd came home Dec. 20, 1945, on leave and Mary and Floyd planned their wedding. Feb. 3, 1946, they were married in Mary's grandparents’ home (Mr. And Mrs. D.W. Davis). Floyd had to leave for Camp Crowder, MO, the night of their honeymoon. She returned to stay with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Davis because he was sent to Camp Polk, La., to serve until he was discharged several months later.
After Floyd was discharged, they bought a farm S.W. of Red Springs. Their first son, James Alvie, was born Feb. 12, 1947. Their second son, Douglas Wayne, was born Aug. 29, 1948, and died Aug. 30, 1948. Their third child, a daughter, Shirley Jean, was born March 8, 1950. Shortly after her birth, they moved to Mineral Wells and they had their fourth child, John Roy, born Nov. 18, 1954. Their last child, Cathy Elaine, was born April 14, 1956. All children were raised in the country, in the house built by Floyd, about 6 miles north of Mineral Wells, where Floyd and Mary still reside today.
Floyd worked as a mechanic for Emmett Maddux, the Chrysler place and Ed Lee Chevrolet for several years. In 1969, Floyd and Mary and their two sons, James and John, went into their own business (Lyon's Garage). They also employed Wayne Glover.