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KCSO Chaplain Gale Lyon

Monday, 06 November 2017

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office sends out condolences to the Lyon family regarding the death of the Reverend Gale Lyon who served the Sheriff’s Office for over 16 years as a chaplain. He went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 3.  He was Co-Coordinator of Chaplains for the Knox County Sheriff’s Office from 1994 until his retirement in 2010 and was awarded the honor of Chaplain of the Year by the National Sheriff’s Association in 2005.  He loved police officers, his fellow chaplains, and especially the men and women of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.  Two of his sons and a granddaughter served as officers with the KCSO.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shepherd of the Hills Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 7, at Shepherd of the Hills Baptist Church, 400 East Beaver Creek Drive, Knoxville from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  with the funeral to follow at 7 p.m.  The Reverend Leland Lyon will officiate.  Family and friends will leave in procession from Mynatt’s Funeral Home, Fountain City Chapel Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. for an 11:00 a.m. interment service at Trentville Cemetery, Strawberry Plains Pike.



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