The Rev. C.D. Lynch

Saturday, September 13, 2003

EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- The Rev. Cecil Dale "C.D." Lynch, 68, of East Prairie died Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, at East Prairie Nursing Center.

He was born May 1, 1935, in Mississippi County, Mo., son of Cecil and Helen Dale Peters Lynch. He and Doris Haney were married Dec. 23, 1957, in Hernando, Miss.

Lynch was a Baptist minister and had pastored at Old Bethel, New Savannah, Dorena and Diehlstadt, and was a former owner and operator of Lynch Brothers MFA in Sikeston, Mo. He was formerly of Sikeston and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church there.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife; his mother of Bertrand, Mo.; a son, Terry McClain of East Prairie; three brothers, Johnny Lynch of Demotte, Ind., Carl Lynch of Bertrand, Donald Lynch of East Prairie; three sisters, Helen Jaco of Benton, Mo., Anita Parker of West Memphis, Ark., Robbie Haddock of Bertrand; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Friends may call at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the chapel, with the Revs. Joe McCullough and Burl Britt officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery at Charleston, Mo.