Obituary of William Russell Lyman

William Russell Lyman, age 54, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at his home.

He was born November 19, 1965, in Ft. Scott, Kansas, the son of Clifford H. Lyman, Jr. and Linda K. Nutter Lyman.  William graduated from the Ft. Scott High School in 1984.

He served with the Kansas Army National Guard and later served for four years with the United States Navy.  While serving in the Navy, William was stationed at the China Lake Naval Weapons Testing Center and he also served on the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.  Following his discharge from the Navy, William attended Rice Aviation School in Houston, Texas where he graduated with high honors.

He worked as a licensed airframe and powerplant mechanic.  He worked for B. F. Goodrich Aerospace in Everett, Washington and Southwest Airlines in Houston, Texas.

William enjoyed cooking, working on cars, refinishing furniture, watching football and spending time with his family.


Survivors include his parents, Clifford and Linda Lyman, of Ft. Scott, Kansas and his son, David R. Lyman, of Dallas, Texas.  Also surviving are two nieces, Crystal Wielichowski and husband, Todd and their children Kashton and Weston; and Alyssa Beck and two nephews, Brandon Beck and his wife, Jean’t and their children, Raine, Gavin and Coralyn and Clifford H. Lyman IV and his wife, Catharine.

William was preceded in death by his sister, Sherrell A. Lyman Beck and his brother, Clifford H. Lyman III as well as his grandparents, Russell and Mary Nutter and Clifford and Hattie Lyman.


Pastor Jim Logan will conduct graveside services at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, March 14th at the Uniontown Cemetery.

Friends and family may meet at the Cheney Witt Chapel prior to leaving for the cemetery at 12:40 P.M

. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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