Mr. William B. ’Billy’ Lynch, age 85 of Kingsland, Ga. passed away early morning Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, Ga.
Mr. Lynch was born July 5th, 1927 in Rincon, Ga. He is the son of the late Hubert William and Annie Augustus Kessler Lynch. Mr. Lynch was the embodiment of a hardworking man. Throughout his life he was dedicated to providing for his family. Mr. Lynch pledged his love to Miss Bobbie V. Sapp and they were wed in Savannah, Ga. on October 16th, 1952. They have shared life and love together for almost 61 years. Mr. Lynch worked at Kraft Bag in St. Marys and was a member of the Georgia Army National Guard with the 48th Brigade, serving with both for over 16 years. Mr. Lynch was passionate about farming. He raised blueberry crops for many years and enjoyed growing plants and fruit trees for friends and others. For 20 years he would take his produce to Florida to the flea market and was known as the ‘Plant Man from Georgia’. Mr. Lynch was a fine Christian gentleman, devoted husband and a loving father. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him best.
Mr. Lynch is survived by his beloved wife, Bobbie V. Lynch; his daughters, Karen L. Vonier of Albany, Ga., Linda Faye L. McCrary of Kingsland and Nancy L. Chapman and her husband Joe of Savannah; his son, William O. Lynch and his wife Martha of Kingsland; his sister, Grace Helen L. Mock and her husband Alvin of Newington, Ga., his sister in law, Judy Lynch of Wilmington, Il.; his grandchildren, William O. Lynch, Jr. and his wife Heather, Marty Andrew Lynch, Kristi Renee Dowdy and her husband Russell, Staff Sgt. Kevin Hugh Vonier and his wife Haley, and Hannah Ruth Chapman; his great grandchildren, Natalie, William, Wesley, Hunter, Russell and Brian; plus several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Mr. Lynch was preceded in passing by his brother, Thomas Alexander Lynch.
Calling hours for the Lynch family will be from 6 to 8 PM Friday, June 28th, 2013 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland. Funeral services will begin at 11 AM, Saturday, June 29th, 2013 at Ruhamah Baptist Church on Hwy 40 West in Kingsland with Pastor Alan Brown and Rev. Walter Dowling presiding. Pallbearers will be William O. Lynch, Jr., Marty Andrew Lynch, Jack, Marvin and David Mock, and Kevin Vonier. Honorary pallbearers are Hannah Chapman, Holly Lane, Walter and Jeanette Dowling, Charles and Pat Bruce, Paul and Faye Davis, Harvey and Betty Dixon, Jim and Sandra Yancey, Jerry Roney, Sinclair Lewis and Eula Douglas. Interment and committal prayers will follow in Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland.
The family requests any memorial contributions in Mr. Lynch’s honor be made to Ruhamah Baptist Church, 14680 W. Highway 40, Kingsland, Ga. 31548.
July 5, 1927 – June 26, 2013