Wilbur G. Lyons

Wilbur G. Lyons

DEEP CREEK LAKE - Wilbur Glenn Lyons, 79, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Deep Creek Lake, passed away on June 6, at Health Central Park in Winter Garden.

Born Jan. 2, 1927, in Newburg, W.Va., he was the son of Wilbur Vernon Lyons and Nona Wolfe Lyons. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Clifford, husband of Edith, Kingwood.

Glenn was a graduate of Kingwood High School and received his bachelor of science degree in 1952 from West Virginia University. He served in World War II in the United States Army Signal Corps. He owned and operated several restaurants in Maryland and West Virginia including Glenn Haven, JG's Pub, and Red Run Lodge at Deep Creek Lake and The Embers in Morgantown.

He was an avid WVU fan, known for joining his friends to cheer on the Mountaineers. His upbeat, positive, and fun-loving nature was infectious.

He is survived by one son, Fred Snyder, Hartsville, Ga.; two grandchildren, Sarah and Adam; one sister, Maxine Gibson, wife of the late Dr. H. Robert Gibson, Deep Creek Lake; one nephew, Jim Gibson and wife Kathy, Deep Creek Lake; four nieces, Susan Skinner and husband John, Charles Town, Anne Robinson and husband Bob, Wheeling, Jane Gibson, Oakland and Mary Lynn Bosley and husband Jim, Oakland; many great and great-great nieces and nephews; and many close friends.

A memorial celebration will be held at JG's Pub, Deep Creek Lake on Saturday, June 24 at 1 p.m.

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