The Times West Virginian


February 15, 2014

Ray Lynch

Ray Lynch, 84, of Kingwood Pike, Morgantown, passed away Thursday (Feb. 13, 2014) at Monongalia General Hospital.

He was born Aug. 18, 1929, in Stumptown, the son of the late Luther and Gertrude Duley Lynch.

Ray worked for the Cowan Baking Co. as well as Sterling Faucet Co. and retired as a coal miner from the Graystone Coal Co.

Ray was an avid fisherman and hunter. He took great pleasure raising a wonderful garden each year and sharing his bounty with his family and friends. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of his life.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Thelma Shoemaker Lynch; a son, Raymond “Bud” Lynch and spouse Penny of Fairmont; one sister, Georgia “Tiny” Marks of Granville; three grandchildren, Michael Lynch and spouse Kimberly of Morgantown, Karen Strahin and spouse Michael of Tunnelton, and Katie Lynch and fiancé Joey LaMottie of Fairmont; a daughter-in-law, Janet Jenkins of Morgantown; and 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth “Spike” Lynch; four brothers, Ted Lynch, Wade Lynch, Landis Lynch and Frank Smith; and three sisters, Betty Jean Winters, Jean Liston and Bessie Pyles.

Friends may call at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home from 3-7 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ernest Frymyer officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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