ATHENS — Edward C. “Skip” Lynn passed away April 18, 2013 after a two-year battle with cancer. Born in Iowa City, Iowa in 1944, he graduated from Athens High School, Athens, and Ohio University with a B.S. in History Education. Following graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force attending Officer Candidate School at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.Â As a career officer, he served as an advisor to the South Vietnamese Air Force, as a Minuteman Missile Combat Crew Commander in South Dakota, and in Panama served as Head of U.S. Air Force training for all of Central, South America and the Caribbean.
Following retirement from the military, he and his wife settled on St. Simons Island, Ga. where he worked as security manager for the Sea Island Company, Sea Island, Ga. Skip was an active member of the Marshes of Glynn Rotary Club, participating in events such as the Stewbilee and Chili Cookoff. His love of family and friends and his puppies, Lady Bug and Wolfgang made his journey easier. The memory of Skip’s courage and love will be greatly cherished by his family and friends.
Skip was preceded in death by his parents, Edward P. and Lorraine F. Lynn, and a sister, Sally Lynn Masters. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary “Bunnie” McGinnis Lynn of St. Simons Island, Ga., two sisters, Linda L. Cloherty, Marion, N.C., and Ann L. Lochstampfor (Mark) of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and St. Simons Island, Ga., five nieces and one nephew. Four great nephews and one great niece were a source of joy in recent years.
A private family celebration of life is planned for the future.
For those wishing to make a memorial donation honoring Skip, the family suggests a charity of choice or the American Cancer Society.