Father Joseph A. ‘Doc’ Lyon, a native of Loretto, dies at 94

Fr. Joseph A. ‘Doc’ Lyon

Father Joseph A. “Doc” Lyon, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville, died June 1. He was 94 years old.

Father Lyon, a native of Loretto, Ky., attended college and completed his seminary education at St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad, Ind. He was ordained a priest June 3, 1950.

He served as pastor of Annunciation Church in Shelbyville, Ky.; St. John Chrysostom in Eminence, Ky.; St. Christopher Church in Radcliff, Ky.; St. Benedict Church in Lebanon Junction, Ky.; St. Clare Oratory in Colesburg, Ky.; Our Lady of Mercy in Hodgenville, Ky.; and St. Timothy Church in Louisville.

Survivors include his sister, Hazel Miles, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Father Lyon will be June 4 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ratterman and Sons, Inc., 3800 Bardstown Road. Visitation on June 5 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church in St. Francis, Ky. A private visitation and funeral Mass will follow.

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