Walter R. Lyman Jr.

Born: Sat., Jun. 22, 1946
Died: Fri., Jan. 7, 2011

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Walter R. Lyman Jr. NEW SALEM- Walter R. Lyman Jr., 64, of 25 Osborne Road, entered into eternal rest on Friday, January 7, 2011, surrounded by his family. Walter was a hardworking family man who took pleasure in helping others and in spending time with family and friends. Some of Walter's favorite activities in life included playing with his grandchildren, family trips to the White Mountains, and family gatherings. He was an avid NASCAR fan, collecting numerous NASCAR memorabilia and enjoyed watching races with his family. Walter attended Erving Elementary School, Pepperell Parochial School and New Salem Academy, graduating in 1964. Walter's work career began early, as Walter worked alongside his father, for Athol Motors Trucking Company. He later went to work at Orange Auto Body Shop, Rodney Hunt Co., and as a driver for Bo Ten Trucking. Walter continued to pursue his passion for trucking by becoming an owner-operator of Lost Valley Leasing and eventually Eastern Services Incorporated. Survivors include his wife, Debra J. Lyman, daughter, Nikki L. Lyman, son, Ryan L. Lyman, all of New Salem; son Donald Lyman of Carbondale, CO and son Casey Lyman of Mt. Airy, NC; grandchildren, Kelsie D. Lyman-Meade of New Salem, Dakota L. Lyman of Athol, and Walter R. Lyman IV of White Plains, NC; step mother, Carol Lyman of Erving; brothers, Dennis, Tim, Scott, and Doug; and sisters, Candy, Dolly, and Kim. Walter was predeceased by his mother, Harriet E. Brate Lyman, father, Walter R. Lyman Sr., and a son, Walter R. Lyman III. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at Witty's Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange. Funeral services will be held Friday morning, January 14th at 11 a.m. at Witty's Funeral Home in Orange with Fr. William Lunney of St. Mary's Church of Orange officiating. Interment in Erving Center Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472. Witty's Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is directing the arrangements. Guest book and directions are available online at www.wittyfuneralhome.com

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Donnie Noyes
   Posted Sun January 09, 2011
Sorry for your loss!!! I always enjoyed Walt's company.

Timmy Lyman
   Posted Sun January 09, 2011
Brother you will always be loved by all and i will miss you forever ! may god keep you in his loving arms and keep that smile that we all remember on your face ! until we meet again R . I . P

LOVE ALWAYS
YOUR BROTHER

TIMMY

Dottie Webb
   Posted Sun January 09, 2011
Deb, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my prayers are with you and your family.

Scott & Dawn
   Posted Sun January 09, 2011
Brother you sure will be missed..Till we meet again R.I.P LOVE YOU

Candace Lyman Gore
   Posted Sun January 09, 2011
Big brother you will be missed forever, I will always love you. RIP Walt.

Chloe Gore
   Posted Sun January 09, 2011
Uncle Walt, you will be missed deeply. I love you and keep watching down on us. R.I.P!

Richard Lyman
   Posted Mon January 10, 2011
I am sorry to hear of Whitey's passing. My thoughts are with his family.

Dave Shoemaker
   Posted Mon January 10, 2011
I am privileged to call Whitey a friend, and will greatly miss him. My thoughts and prayers go out to Debbie, Ryan, and Nikki as well as the rest of the family.
I remember a lot of time spent on the road together, in many parts of the country. Whitey was always ready with a helping hand, a joke, or whatever he could do to help anyone.
RIP my friend...

CARL and DEE WHITE
   Posted Mon January 10, 2011
WE WERE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF WHITEYS PASSING. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY. DEE AND CARL WHITE

Whitney Liversidge
   Posted Mon January 10, 2011
I am so sorry to hear of the families loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Doug Breault
   Posted Tue January 11, 2011
you gave me my first big start driving truck for your company, and became my good friend over the years, will always remember that ,will miss you

John Knechtel
   Posted Thu January 13, 2011
John and I send our prayers and sympathies to the family. May the Lord give you comfort at this difficult time. We will miss Walter. Hang on to the memories.
John and Linda

Kenneth Bright
   Posted Thu January 13, 2011
Our prayers go out to Debbie and family in your loss. It was a privilege to know Walter and share in the many stories to told while working together at Nikki's. Walter, RIP.

Gregg Lyman Family
   Posted Fri January 14, 2011
We had some great times and his happy nature and laugh will be missed by all.

Shawn & Alicia Litchfield
   Posted Sun January 23, 2011
Sending our warmest thoughts and prayers to the entire Lyman family. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do..God Bless

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