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Jimmy Lee Lynch

October 28, 1942 — June 5, 2023


Jimmy “Jim” Lee Lynch, 80, died of a sudden stroke while battling Multiple Myeloma blood cancer on June 5, 2023 at home surrounded by his family. Jimmy was born October 28, 1942 in St Louis, Missouri. He was one of seven children born to Delmer and Dortha Cox Lynch. Soon after his birth, Jim’s family moved to his grandparents farm in Reyno, Arkansas. In 1954, after the death of his grandparents, his family moved to Rockford, Illinois. Jim graduated from Rockford East High School (1960). He served in the United States Air Force from 1960 to 1964 as a photo interpreter, mostly in the Far East. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1972 with a BA in Geography.

He retired from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as an intelligence analyst in Washington DC from 1964 to 1996. He was called back to the CIA following 9/11, where he worked an additional five years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Delmer and Dortha Lynch, brother Weldon Lynch, sister Brenda Surges, brother-in-law Doug Ulmer, and grandson Shane Plylar. He was survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Carol Lynch, two daughters, Deanna Wienand and Elissa (David) Plylar, sisters, Alice (Clois) Bentley, Ava Ulmer, Leda (Jerry) Chambers, and Sue (Jeff) Rewerts, brother-in-law Albert Surges, 5 grandchildren, Timothy (Celena) Wienand, Julia (Matthew) Powell, Kenneth Wienand, Rita Wienand, and Travis Plylar, and 4 great grandchildren, Madison Powell, Emma Powell, Allison Powell, and Matthew Powell Jr.

Jim enjoyed the company of his large family and many friends. He loved fishing, camping, hiking, and bike riding. He thought of himself as a jack-of-all-trades handyman and enjoyed doing home projects. He was also a great storyteller. He used Facebook to write and share stories and memories from his life. He was also a life member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

Friends and family are welcome to join us on July 15th for a service at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville, MD. More information will be posted closer to the date.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation or to the Salvation Army of Central Maryland.

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Monday, July 17, 2023

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Maryland Veterans Cemetery-Crownsville

1122 Sunrise Beach Rd, Crownsville, MD 21032

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