Michael Dee Lyman, 63, of Fayetteville died Friday, April 30, 2021, at Washington Regional Medical Center. He was born Friday, March 14, 1958, at Fayetteville, to J.D. and Amboline Gurley Lyman.
He was a graduate of Fayetteville High School and a member of the high school orchestra and band.
Lyman spent his lifetime helping others. He was a registered nurse and had a degree in social work. He worked at Washington Regional for many years starting on Generations and ending in the Wound Center. Lyman retired from Washington Regional to take care of his parents, providing around-the-clock care for them until their passing.
He also enjoyed traveling, cooking, celebrating the Christmas holiday, and decorating his home. Many organizations benefited from his generosity, especially Seven Hills Homeless Shelter. Lyman will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Lyman was preceded in death by his parents. His father, J.D. Lyman, was a long-time educator in the Fayetteville school system and a principal at Root Elementary. He was survived by his special friend, Paula Willis, of Fayetteville, his aunts and uncle, Bertha Easterling of Huntsville; Donnie Jean Grigg of Kingston; Roy and Frances Gurley of Flagstaff, Arizona; and many cousins and his special friends at the Village Inn restaurant.
Funeral Services were held May 5 at Liberty Cemetery with Larry Mitchell officiating. Pallbearers were Craig Thompson, Brian Blevins, Ethan Sprinkle, James Snow, Mackenzie Phillips, and Joe Lyman. Interment immediately follow services at Liberty Cemetery, Dry Fork. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mike Lyman’s name may be made to Liberty Cemetery, c/o Harold Logan, 3501 Highway 412, Berryville, AR 72616. Services were through Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville.