Sara Lyon, 72, of Blacksburg, went to her heavenly home Thursday, May 11, 2023.
Funeral services were held at McCoy Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 16, 2023. Visitation was held prior to the service. Sara was born in Jacksonville, Fla. She was the daughter of the late Sara Carter and Charleston Carter.
Sara came to Blacksburg with her husband, Frank Lyon. His friends fast became her friends, and they continued making treasured relationships with the people of Blacksburg.
Sara is survived by Frank and their two beagles Tucker and Shadow. She is also survived by two sons, Mike Mims and Chris Mims; treasured grandchildren Keegan, Tyler, and Caroline Mims; daughter, Christina Gardner, of Blacksburg; stepdaughter, Katherine Luft; stepson, Frank Lyon, Jr.; sister, Kathy (Terry) Johnson; and two brothers Joe (Sandy) Carter, and Bobby (Kay) Carter. She also had two special nieces, Sally and Holly, and four great-nephews, whom she thought of as her own grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Christian Appalachian Project or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.