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Obituary for Robert Earl Lyday

January 3, 1943 - December 29, 2016
Easley, South Carolina | Age 73

Obituary

Mr. Robert Earl Lyday, 73, of Easley, husband to Nancy J. Whitlock Lyday, passed peacefully surrounded by his family Thursday, December 29th at his residence.

He was born in Pickens County to the late Grady and Martha Washington Lyday. He married his wife June 19, 1985 and they continued to be the foundation for one another 31 years later.

Mr. Lyday was a member of Living Sanctuary Church for 10 years. He served his church faithfully as an Usher for many years. He enjoyed gardening, loved cutting grass, fishing, being outdoors, and his beloved SC Gamecocks. Mr. Lyday worked for 40 years for Monaghan Mill in Greenville, then retired in 2004 after working 8 years for Alice Manufacturing in Easley.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Lyday was preceded in death by his son, Daniel Lyday, brothers, Hoke Lyday, Henry Lyday, Woodrow Lyday, and Estes Lyday, and sister, Jessie Medlin.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife; sons, Lester Early Lyday, Donnie Ray Bowen (Jennifer), Tommy Lee Bowen, and James Richard Bowen; daughters, Kathy Housel, Grace E. Gwinn, Rita Faye Roland, and Wanda Sue Alexander (David); brother, J.C. Lyday; sisters, Ruby Durham and Sue Durham; grandson, Aaron Bowen (Stephanie Sanders); and special friend, his dog, Lola Lyday.

Funeral service will be held Monday, January 2nd at 12:00PM at Living Sanctuary Church, 201 Piedmont Road, Piedmont, SC with Pastor Duree Propes and Pastor Johnny Propes officiating. Burial will follow in Cross Roads Baptist Church in Easley.

The family will receive friends from 11:00AM to 11:45AM prior to the service at the church.

Members of the family will be at Mr. Lyday's residence.

The family would like to thank Mr. Lyday's caregivers, Jennifer Bowen and Stephanie Sanders, for their wonderful support.

Flowers are welcomed at the church, and donations are requested directly to Living Sanctuary Church in memory of Mr. Lyday.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home - Powdersville Road, which is assisting the family.

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  • Flowers are welcomed at the church, and donations are requested directly to Living Sanctuary Church in memory of Mr. Lyday.

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1425 Powdersville Road
Easley, SC 29642
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