- Lyman Colyer
Mr. Lyman (Toehead) Colyer, 85, of Somerset, Ky., passed away Monday, January 18, 2016, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
He was born in the Alcalde Community of Pulaski Co., on February 22, 1920, to the late Neal
and Rosie Mounce Colyer of Kentucky. He had 12 siblings. He married Barbara Hill Colyer, from Kentucky, and had a step- daughter, Ramona Dunn. Lyman and Barbara had a daughter, Bonnie Marie Colyer Decker, and a son, Michael "Slim" Lyman Colyer. He has two grandchildren from his daughter, Bonnie Jean Whitis and Michelle Lynn Whitis, both of Somerset. He has four great- grandchildren, all from Somer-
set, two from Bonnie Jean: Abigail (Abby) and Micah; and two from Michelle: Madison and Colton.
He also married Angleina "Angie" Wagoner Colyer, from Ohio, and enjoyed being a stepfather to her daughter, Dorothy Coots, from Indiana. Angie was an excellent wife and mother to his children and they were married until her death in 1981.
Lyman is survived by one sister, Lois Colyer Erishman, and one brother, Harold Colyer, both of Somerset; and a long-time friend and partner, Emma Lou Hicks of Tennessee. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He leaves behind family and friends too numerous to name.
Lyman was preceded in death by his wife Angie Colyer; his parents, Neal and Rosie Colyer; five brothers, William Bill Colyer, Eugene "Splinter-head" Colyer, Richard "Dick" Colyer, Clyde Colyer, James "Jim" Colyer; and five sisters, Nora Colyer Ping, Zada Colyer, Hazel Colyer, McCreary, Roberta "Sug" Colyer Waddle, and Imogene Ona Colyer Denniston. He was also preceded in death by a great-grandson, Joshua Daniel Whitis Perkins.
Visitation for Mr. Lyman Colyer will be Thursday, January 21, 2016, at Pulaski Funeral Home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Pulaski Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Clay Hill Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Dr. Sandy, Cumberland Nursing & Rehab, ICU South for their special care.
Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of arrangements.
- Somerset newspaper 10/4/1933 reprint 08/20/2016:
Copperhead no match for 3-year-old with tobacco stick;
Take that, snake
Lyman Colyer, 3-year-old son of Neal Colyer, of Strawberry, killed an 18-inch copperhead snake on his father?s farm Friday.
The lad was alone at the time and when the snake started toward him he picked up a tobacco stick and struck it several times.