First Posted: 10/30/2009
MOUNT AIRY Mr. Walter Reginald Lyman III of Mount Airy, passed away Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, surrounded by family. He was born Oct. 28, 1967, in Greenfield, Mass., to Walter Reginald Lyman Jr. and the late Suzanne Hinds Lyman. Mr. Lyman proudly served his country in the U.S. Army receiving an Honorable Discharge on May 1, 1988. He served as a power generation equipment repairman. He received the Army Service Ribbon, Army Achievement Medal with one oakleaf cluster, and marksman qualified badge M-16. Walt was employed by North Point Chrysler/Jeep in Winston-Salem until becoming ill. He was a graduate of Surry Community College. Walt was of the Christian faith. Mr. Lyman is survived by one son, Walter Reginald Lyman IV (Reggie) of White Plains; the mother of his son, Lyn Brintle Lyman; and daughter, Lindsay Lee Boyan. Mr. Lyman is survived by his loving family members, his dad and stepmother, Walter R. Lyman Jr. and Debbie of New Salem, Mass.; three brothers, Casey Lyman of the home, Donny Lyman of Carbondale, Colo., and Ryan Lyman and son Dakota Lyman of New Salem, Mass.; and one sister, Nikki Lyman and her daughter Kelsie Lyman-Meade of New Salem, Mass. Also, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Stan and Charlotte Hinds of Orange, Mass.; and his paternal grandmother, Carole Lyman of Erving, Mass. Also, surviving are several aunts, uncles and cousins, of whom all were very special to him. In addition to his mother, Mr. Lyman was preceded in death by his grandfather, Walter R. Lyman Sr.; and an uncle, Stephen Hinds. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at Moody Funeral Home Chapel of Mount Airy conducted by the Rev. Garry Snow. Burial will follow in the Solid Rock Baptist Church Cemetery. Full military rites will be conducted at the graveside by VFW Memorial Honor Guard Post 2019 Mount Airy and Post 9436 Pilot Mountain. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. Sunday until time for the funeral service at Moody Funeral Home and other times at the home of Lyn Lyman, 136 Brintle Circle, Mount Airy. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation of NC, 5950 Fairview Road, Suite 104, Greensboro, NC 28210. Online condolences may be made to www.moodyfuneralservices.com.