March 6, 2023

Raymond Howard Lyons

Raymond Howard (“Howie”) Lyons, 69, of Lincoln, NE, passed peacefully on March 3, 2023, at his home in Lincoln. He was surrounded and held by his loved ones as he transitioned to the Lord.

Howard was born in Pensacola, FL to parents, Carl and Dorothy on November 17, 1953. After some moves early in life as a child of a military member, he spent most of his youth in Lincoln, graduating from Lincoln High School in 1972. Howard then joined the military, serving in the United States Army. His working career included an array of unique experiences and relationships, from driving trucks to running his long-time business, Precision Siding and Windows, which he retired from in December of 2022.

Howard is survived by his spouse, Jolene Thomas; children, Alicia Rodriguez, Brett (Kirsten) Lyons, Lindsey (Soroud) Fattah and Ryan (Elizabeth) Thomas; sisters, Barb Mitchell and Pam (Gene) Coe; grandchildren, Jasmyn and Malia Rodriguez, and Dylan and Anna Lyons; and many loving nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Patricia Johnson. 

Howard loved riding his Harley, watching Husker football, traveling the country, and above all, spending time with family and friends. He will be missed dearly. 

Funeral service and reception will be held at Wyuka Funeral Home and Cemetery in Lincoln on March 15, 2023, at 1 p.m. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in Howard’s honor.



  1. “Another Lincoln High Job Well Done.”

  2. I’m going to miss you, my friend. Rest In Peace. My condolences to the family

  3. My condolences to the family.. I will miss you, my friend. Rest In Peace

  4. I got to reconnect with Howard over the several years. I will miss my friend.

  5. I recently met Howard through mutual acquaintances. Howard was someone easy to like. Wish we could have spent more bike rides together. Condolences to Jolene and family.

  6. Howie was a great guy. I`ll never forget all the times we had in airpark. He will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to his family!

  7. I know Howard’s family doesn’t know me, but Howard, Wayne and myself worked at a tree farm when I was in high school, and Howard and I worked for the BN railroad also. I had several occasions to see Howard at Woodies restaurant through the years. So very sorry for your loss, he was so fun to be around!


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