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Philip Curtis Lynch

March 6, 1933 — April 20, 2024



Mr. Philip Curtis Lynch, 91, passed away early Saturday morning April 20, 2024, at his residence. A native of Worth County, Missouri, he was born on Monday, March 6, 1933, the son of the late Curtis Obidiah and Wanda Marie Waters Lynch. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Betty Dyer Lynch who passed away in 2015, and a son-in-law, Charles Eddie Patrick whom he considered a son more than a son-in-law.

Mr. Lynch is survived by one daughter, Cathy Patrick of Randleman, NC, two sons, Phillip Douglas Lynch and wife Sandra of Boiling Springs, NC, and Drew Lynch and wife Lynne of Kings Mountain, NC, one brother, Dean Lynch of Golden, Colorado, six grandchildren, Curtis, Summer, Charlie, Dana, Jennifer, and Jordan, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Lynch was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was the oldest member of Morning Star Baptist Church in Shelby which he and his family helped build in 1965. He also served in the United States Air Force in Germany as a plane mechanic during the Korean Conflict.

The family asks in lieu of flowers, memorial donation be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150 in memory of Mr. Lynch.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at Cleveland Funeral Service and Crematory beginning at 11 a.m. and concluding at 1 p.m.

A graveside service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at Cleveland Memorial Park officiated by Rev. Keith Linzy.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory

2518 W Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28150

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Cleveland Memorial Park

1225 College Ave, Shelby, NC 28152

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