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Thomas "Ted" Theodore Lynch Jr.


Mr. Thomas “Ted” Theodore Lynch Jr., 78, of Jonesborough, passed away July 6, 2021. The son of the late Thomas Theodore Lynch Sr. & Texie Hensley, Thomas was born in Unicoi on August 5, 1942.

Ted loved wood working, playing golf and playing cards. He enjoyed working on old tractors and mowers and then taking them to tractor show in Gray. He was a charter member of the Hales Ruritan. He retired as a Probation Officer with the State of Tennessee.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Brenda Lynch, children, Sherrie Davis, Jason Lynch (Garie), grandchildren, Whitney Ricker (Adam) and Amanda Smith (Joseph), Anaka Lynch, Chase Byrd and Zoe Byrd, brothers, Johnny Lynch (Pat), Greg Lynch (Sandra), great grandchildren, Jayden Davis, Hailyn Ricker, Ashton Price and Liam Smith, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by Phyllis Lynch and Phillip Lynch.

Celebration of life will take place at the home on Hairetown Road, Jonesborough, TN, on Saturday, July 10, 2021, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, with memories being shared at 3:00 PM, and Robert English officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the Lynch family online at www.dillow-taylor.com

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Teresa Murray Smith
I am so very sorry to learn of Ted's passing. He was a wonderful man, always a pleasure to work with and know. We are all diminished by your loss.
Gary scism
So sorry to hear about Ted praying for you both
Deputy Deborah Loyd
I send my deepest sympathy to you Brenda Lynch and your whole family. Ted was a wonderful person. And I will miss him and his kindness very much. Lots of love and prayers sent your way today and for many to come.
Johnny Day
To all those Ted left behind, so sorry for your loss. I pray that God's love and grace will comfort you at this sad time.
Kathy (Jones) Crozier
I am so sorry to hear of Ted's passing. I worked for Brenda and Ted at the Bean Pot many years ago. When it snowed I was terrified to drive in it and Ted would come pick me up and get me to work. It was my very first job and if a customer was out of line he would always come to my rescue. Great people to work for and Ted impacted a lot of lives during my time working for him. Good people, Ted will be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with Brenda and the family during this difficult time.
Jim Milhorn
Ted was a good man. We loved to play cards at John’s. He will be missed. Prayers for the family.
Melissa Mell Langett
I was a student at ETSU when Ted and John Washburn came to speak to my class. After the class I told them I needed a place to do my internship. Ted said when you come to the Office ask to work in Unicoi Co. That began my life in Probation and a friendship that lasted over 30 years. Ted helped me get my job. He taught me about the Justice system. We had a lot of good times. I will be out of town during the service but I want his family to know how much he ment to me and my family.
Daryl Loyd
Ted, just a good all around guy. If someone needed help, Ted be first one to help. Will be missed by the Hardee’s crew. I will certainly miss him. My son was his doctor for several years, said there will never be another Ted, he thought a lot of him.