August 25, 1940 – August 15, 2022
FORESTBURG – Gordy Clinton Lynch, 81, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 15, 2022 in Forestburg.
The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. on Aug. 17, at the White Family Funeral Home in Bowie. A funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Aug. 18, at the Forestburg Baptist Church with Pastor Larry McMullen officiating. Burial will follow at New Harp Cemetery in New Harp, TX.
Gordy was born on Aug. 25, 1940 in Decatur to Glen and Imogene Ray Lynch. He attended school in Forestburg and graduated in 1958. While in school Gordy worked with his father and had time to learn a lot from him. After Glen passed away, Gordy and his mother Imogene worked long and hard to continue the family cattle business as Glen had done. He worked throughout his life as a rancher, truck driver and businessman.
Gordy was a family man. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren so dearly. He married Deanna, the love of his life, on July 15, 1978 in Forestburg. He was a longtime member of the Forestburg Baptist Church and prominent member of the community. Gordy took pride in where he grew up and felt privileged to help out in any way he could.
Some of his contributions include providing the watermelons each year for the annual watermelon festival, rounding up items to be donated for the volunteer fire department auctions, being a board member of the New Harp Cemetery Association and making many donations throughout the years to ensure every Forestburg student received a Christmas gift. Gordy will be missed by so many of those that knew him.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Denna Lynch; parents, Glen and Imogene Lynch; sister, Peggy Gene Lynch and great-granddaughter, Evany Barragan.
Gordy is survived by his daughters, Melody Lynch Hamilton, Keela Lynch, Kellie Alker and husband Jeff and Kerri Hudson and husband Kenny; 11 grandchildren, Jordan Alker, Jansen Alker, Skyler Fluitt, Kyler Fluitt, Shayde Fluitt, Jesi Ramsey, Sami Moore, Felecia Pigg, Frankie Pigg, Robert Hudson and Hanna Hudson; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Doyle Ray Lynch and wife Virginia; many cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in honor of Gordy to the Forestburg Volunteer Fire Department at 261 Gainesville St. Forestburg, TX 76239 or the New Harp Cemetery Association in care of Olita Lanier at 745 Lanier Rd. Forestburg, TX 76239.
Arrangements entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.