December 26, 2020, 93, Goldsboro
William “Bill” Lynch, Jr., 93, was called home on Saturday, December 26, 2020 to the loving arms of Jesus Christ his Lord.
Bill was born in Edgecombe County on August 26, 1927 to the late William Lynch, Sr. and Ruby White Lynch. He was preceded in death by his wife and the mother of his children, Margaret H. Lynch and wife, Bettie Bunn Lynch. Bill worked in the insurance industry for many years. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean War.
Bill enjoyed life and spending time with his family and friends. However his greatest joy was when he was able to talk about God and the Bible. Bill was a long-time member of Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon.
Bill was a man known for his unconditional love for people shown by the abundance of hugs and kisses he gave. Anyone who met him was warmed by his love and affection. He was a gracious, kind and generous man who cared about the souls of everyone. He also had a rich love for the Lord and for that reason he served for many years as a Gideon. His relationship with the Lord was genuine and vibrant.
Bill lived a life of dedication to his family and friends, and to his community. He served his community many ways as a member of the Fremont Rotary Club and as the organizer of the Nahunta Community Fellowship. Bill was also instrumental in organizing the Wayne County Northeastern Wayne Sanitary District and served as their president for over 20 years.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 2, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Pleasant Hill F.W.B. Church followed by a service to celebrate Bill’s life at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary with Pastor Sherman Dilley, Pastor Franklin Lane and Pastor Todd Sutton officiating. Interment will be at 2:00 p.m. in the Red Oak Cemetery in Red Oak, NC.
Bill is survived by his sons, Mike Lynch and wife Debby of Tampa, FL and Keith Lynch of New Jersey; step-children, Karen Adler and husband Craig of Littleton, CO and Stan Talton and wife Carolyn of Wilson; twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Mitchell Lynch of Goldsboro and Marvin Lynch of Wilson; and sister, Ellen Robbins of Sharpsburg.
In addition to his spouses and parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Lee Lynch and Johnnie Lynch; and great-granddaughter, Juliette Wilkins.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Bill’s memory to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 10093, Goldsboro, NC 27530 or to Pleasant Hill F.W.B. Church Building Fund, 1080 Gurley Dairy Road, Pikeville, NC 27863.
We would like to give a very special thank you to the wonderful staff at Kitty Askins Hospice Center for the love and care they provided for Bill during his final days. Simple words cannot express our gratitude. Also a thank you to the caregivers at Brookdale Country Day Road who cared for Bill over these past years.
We who had the privilege of loving Bill, rejoice in knowing that even now he is hearing the commendation of his Lord and Savior telling him, “Well done, my good and faithful son, Bill. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your Master.” (Matthew 25:21)
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.