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James Roy Lynch
Funeral Services will be Tuesday, August 28, 2018

(08/27/18 Insider Obituary Archives) - James Roy Lynch age 87, of Rock Spring, GA went home to be with The Lord Sunday - August 26, 2018. Roy was born in Hale Center, Texas to the late Ira Veston and Bettie Adams Lynch. He had resided in the Chattanooga and Northwest Georgia area for the past fifty years.

He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War, where he served in the Airborne Division and parachuted over fifty times. During his service, he received the Parachute Badge, UNSM, KSM, w/1 BSS, C1B, NOSM and GSM medals and commendations. He was Honorably discharged in 1954 as Staff Sergeant. Roy retired from Miller Distribution/Schlitz Beer Company with over twenty-three years of service as lead draftsmen. He is the former owner of Grass Man Lawn Care and worked in Security at the Chattanooga Lookouts and an usher at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, TN. He enjoyed riding motorcycles of all kinds and working out at the gym on a regular basis. He was an accomplished woodworker, making furniture and other crafts as well. He was also an accomplished musician and could play several stringed instruments.

He was a member of Woodstation Baptist Church and the Four Square Sunday School Class, he loved his church and his church family.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters: Margie Stambaugh, Wilma Lynch, brothers: Eugene, L.D. and Lonnie Lynch all of Hale Center, TX.

He is survived by his wife: Mary Dill Lynch of Rock Spring, GA, sons: Randy (Jennifer) Lynch of Chickamauga, GA, Donnie (Teri) Lynch of Rossville, GA, daughters: Tracy Dill of LaFayette, GA, Raye (Mike) Brooks of Ringgold, GA, grandchildren: Matthew (Tristen) Lynch, Brandon (Amber) Lynch, Joey (Morgan) Lynch all of Rossville, GA, Virginia (Jason) Stonebeck, CO, Angie (Greg) McPeak of Bristol, VA, Adam Byers, Jackson Kaylor, Clay Brooks, David (Laura) Brooks all of Ringgold, GA, great-grandchildren: Tanner Hall, Landyn and Connor Lynch, Miles McPeak, Austin and Jake Byers, Hannah and Abigail Brooks, Haley Byers, brother: Ray Lynch of Hale Center, TX.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm - Tuesday, August 28, 2018 in the chapel with Reverend Damon Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens-South, Rossville, Georgia. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes - LaFayette Chapel.

Online guestbook at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

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