“No one makes it out alive”...
That was just a small portion of the humor Kenny carried with him every day. He believed in the power of perspective and lived each day with intention. He chose happiness over adversity and valued every morning as a gift. The most important life choice he made was joining the Marine Corps in 2003. With that, he gained an astronomical family of brothers with the 3rd LAR Delta Company that joined him in his first deployment in 2004. In 2006, while on his second deployment fighting in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sgt. Kenny Lyon sustained severe wounds leading to an amputation to his left leg, injuries to his jawbone, arms, head and trauma to his brain, earning him the Purple Heart. From there, his painful road to recovery would span over a total of 3 years, with 5 months spent in the hospital. In total, over fifty different surgeries that often required him to learn how to walk again were performed. Despite seemingly impossible hurdles, he would say, "It's all gravy baby!", or “I just had a bad day at work”. Nothing could keep Kenny down.
On Thursday, September 9, 2021, Sgt. Kenny Lyon earned his wings. His sudden passing, due to Pulmonary Embolism, leaves an immeasurable hole in our hearts, but the light of his presence will forever be an irrevocable blessing. His selflessness and valor should be a steadfast reminder of the privileges we experience daily. It is because of him, we should fervently find growth within ourselves in service to others. Please help us in honoring Kenny Lyon by supporting his beautiful family for the love and sacrifice he gave us all...
Due to the lack of life insurance and bills that Gigi has inherited from Sgt. Lyon, along with his accounts being in probate, we are asking our military and civilian community for support through this difficult time by contributing and sharing this campaign.
On Friday, September 24, we came together to say farewell to our dear Kenny.
To all of you who traveled and took time away from your families, thank you. To the men and women who made arrangements for one of the most beautiful funerals ever seen, thank you. To those who fought with him, loved him and believed in him, thank you. Few words can ever convey the depth of gratitude and humility that we feel. Your love and support over the last few weeks has provided much needed comfort to carry us through this dark time. It has also been a reminder that Kenny was a beaming light for us all. How blessed are we to have known such a man to walk this earth. Kenny was an incredible human being, with jovial personality and selfless devotion. Thank you for sharing your fondest memories, drinks and laughter in celebration of Kenny's life. Remember, this goodbye is only temporary. God bless you all and please, live each day like Kenny.
We are grateful for the amount of support we have already received in less than 24 hours. Thank you for your generosity and sincerity for Kenny's family.
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I had limited time to work with Kenny at Tracepoint but really appreciated his humor and work ethic. Thank you sir for your service.
Reply from Christina Kearney1 year ago
Scott, we are so grateful, thank you!!!
Fair winds and following seas brother, Semper Fi
I have many military brothers and sisters and I'm very proud to count Kenny among them. He honored me by participating in my retirement ceremony and I will always remember his smile and his sense of humor.
Words escape me right now, but please know how much you are loved. Joy comes in the morning and through Tiffany and her boys. Hugs and love, Gigi.
Can't say enough about Kenny's humor and inspiration, which he lived every day - think he got a lot of it from his mom ..... GiGi, so proud of you little sister as you stand strong. So thankful every day for Kenny, his Marine buddies and all those in our military who suffer and fight for our freedom. Praying for you always for God's protection and strength.