Jerry O. Lynch, 78, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2011 with his loving wife by his side. Born on October 9, 1933 in Simpsonville, SC, he was the son of the late Odell and Gladys McLaurin Lynch. He retired from the U.S. Navy and Military Sea Lift Command. For the past twelve years, he drove a school bus for Virginia Beach Public Schools. A master gardener, Mr. Lynch also enjoyed rooting for the Washington Redskins, Virginia Tech Hokies, Clemson Tigers, and Alabama Crimson Tide.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Martha Lynch; a son, Brian Odell Lynch; a daughter, Mona Rae Brandl & her husband, Gary; a grandson, Jason Odell Lynch and his wife, Kristen, two granddaughters, Remington Leigh Brandl and Gabby; a brother, Ted Marshall Lynch and his wife, Martha; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, at 1 p.m. at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milner’s Road, Suffolk. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) for renal cancer research.
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Martha you and your family are in my hearts. I always think of you and will miss seeing bus 811 parked in front of Princess Anne High. Love to you during this hard journey.
I was very sad to hear about Jerrys passing .i have known Jerry for 12 years .I met him first ,being a sub asst. on his bus a couple times,then i started driving the bus myself .we were at different schools for the longest time,and then i got pa high,and there he was! we would talk and laugh about the redskins. i will miss his smile ,and his good humor.R.I.P Jerry.we will all miss you .
Martha my thoughts and prayers are for you and your family. What an honor to have known a man so honorable and kind and giving during my time with Transportation. I mourn his passing.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family during this time. It was clear in the limited time that I knew Jerry, that he was a sweet and kind man. I know his hope was in the Lord, and that we’ll see him again one day.
Martha, may God keep you close during this time. Jerry was so sweet. He often reminded me of my own father. Take care and know you are in our hearts and prayers :o)
Prayers to you & your family. May the spirit of the lord comfort you.
May God’s blessing of Peace be on you in this time of sorrow. Jerry was a great guy and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Words can not express the sadness we feel. Mr. Jerry will forever be in our heart he was one of the greatest men I have ever had the company of meeting. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Martha and family in their time.
Love, Melissa, Dan, Walter (big Red), Catherine and David
Mr. Jerry is a kind, gentle soul. He touched the hearts of everyone he met. My kids were riders on one of his routes. The kids on his bus were his, and he loved them like they were his very own grandchildren. He loved everyone of them.
And we loved him back.
God bless you Mr. Jerry.
Love and miss you.
I will miss you and will always love you.
Uncle Jerry, I will miss you and your kindness, love and devotion that you had for your family and friends.