Kenneth Charles Lynn, Sr. of St. Clair, MO departed this life in St. Clair on September 30, 2019, having reached the age of ninety-five years, five months and four days. Kenneth was born in Marion, IL on April 26, 1924, son of William Charles Lynn and Minnie Chloe Lynn nee Dunn. As a young man he was united in marriage and blessed to have four children.
Kenneth is survived by three children, Sharon Pollick and husband, John, of O’Fallon, MO, Kenneth Lynn, II and wife, Jean, of Collinsville, IL and Donna Deatherage and husband, John, of O’Fallon, MO; by one brother, Mel Lynn and wife, Velma, of Marion, IL; by two sisters, Berniece Beasley of Valparaiso, IN and Dorothy Grimes and husband, Jerry, of Valparaiso, IN; by eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, William and Minnie Lynn; by his wife, Rose Ruth Lynn nee Pavia; by one daughter, Marilyn Hale; and by two brothers, Estes Lynn and Lavern Lynn.
Kenneth was a Christian, having been raised in the Baptist faith and believing in the Lord as his Savior. He was proud to have served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War, entering on December 6, 1950 and receiving his honorable discharge on April 5, 1952, having attained the rank of SN. During his working career he was employed as a pressman at Reynolds Metals in St. Louis, MO, a printing press company, retiring in 1981 after many years of service to the company. He loved to listen to music and work jigsaw puzzles and word finds. What meant most to him was time spent with his family. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will live on in their hearts forever.
A kind and loving father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great and great-great-uncle, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
A private interment will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Louis, MO. The family of Kenneth Charles Lynn, Sr. entrusted the care of their loved one to Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO.