John Van Reed Lyman died on July 17, 2020 in Edmond, Oklahoma after a long illness.
He was born in Bronxville, New York on March 14, 1939 to Richard Van Reed Lyman and Lois Marean Lyman, formerly of Camden and Wiscasset. He grew up in Camden, Maine, graduated from high school in Boothbay Harbor and served in the U.S. Coast Guard from March 1960 to March 1964.
John attended Boston University and worked for Honeywell MPI Seagate and Cherokee Data in Oklahoma City, where he retired. John was devoted to his family, and enjoyed photography, sailing/boating, travel, reading, and music. He married Flora K. Cessna on July 18, 1975.
John was predeceased by his parents and his younger brother Timothy.
He is survived by his wife Flora K. Lyman of Edmond, children Richard V.R. Lyman, Mike Bransby, and Lisa Jenkins, and sisters Lois B. Lyman of Lincolnville and Mary S. Lyman of Alexandria, Virginia.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 25 at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel, Edmond, Oklahoma.