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Robert Adrian “Raggedy” Lynch

Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Death 19 Jun 2002 (aged 78)
Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 6656959 · View Source
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Robert A. Lynch nickname was "RAGGEDY".
He was the best friend and Uncle anyone could ever ask for. We all miss him so very much.

BLUEFIELD-ROBERT ADRIAN "RAGGEDY" LYNCH, 78, departed quietly from his home in Maple View, Bluefield, to be with his wife, Wednesday, June 19, 2002.
Born Feb. 15, 1924, in Bluefield, he was the son of the late Thomas Hubert Lynch and Margaret Kahle Lynch.
Mr. Lynch was a sergeant with the United States Army Air Corps and was stationed on the island of Guam during World War II. He was retired as an engineer with over 40 years of service with the Norfolk Southern Railway and was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He was also a member of the American Legion Riley-Vest Post 9 of Bluefield. He attended the Salvation Army Church in Princeton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice(BEA) Carrie "McGlothlin" Lynch in 1997; a half brother, Phillip Harry Oliver; and a half sister, Ruth Stupalsky.
He is survived by 3 sons, Jerry Thomas Lynch of Seattle, Wash., Robert Larry Lynch of Phoenix, Ariz. and Charles Gould Lynch of Bluefield; three granddaughters, Theresa Joy Duff of Burk, Va., Kathryn Marie Lynch of Lexington, Ky, and Lisa Ann McKelvey of Honolulu, Hawaii; and 2 twin great-granddaughters, Bethany Michelle Lynch and Shauna Noel Lynch both of Honolulu.
FUNERAL SERVICES will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sat. at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with Boo Calinia officiating.


"Little did we know on that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone, for part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again."

They say that life is fleeting
I know that this is true
I left this world so quickly
With no goodbye to you.
I know how much you miss me
Your tears fall ever light
The pillow where you lay your head
Is wet with them at night.
I know your heart is hurting
The words we left, unsaid
I love you's left unspoken
Are spinning in your head.
The strength that I have carried
That served to make you whole
Remains to make you stronger
Within your grieving soul.
For you see, while you were weeping
On the day I passed away
At the gravesite near the flowers
Where my loved ones knelt to pray.
An angel came to see me
She took me by the hand
She led me to a kingdom
In a very distant land.
As I look down from the heaven
And see you standing there
Your heart so ever burdened
With more weight than it can bear.
I long to bring you comfort
I long to give you peace
I long to hold you closely
Cause all your tears to cease.
The joy I've found in heaven
Goes far beyond compare
The love that's so elusive
Can be found here everywhere.
The light is softly shining
There's no storm clouds here or rain
There's no teardrops found in heaven
There's no suffering, there's no pain.
You needn't be so troubled
Stay close to God and pray
That someday we'll be together
One bright and glorious day.
So my love, you shouldn't question
My dear you need not cry
I've gone to be with Jesus
I really didn't die.

This is a poem that I stumbled upon (author unknown):

Always a silent hurt,
many a silent tear,
but always a beautiful memory
of one we loved so dear.

God gave us strength to bear it,
and courage to take the blow,
but what it meant to lose you one will ever know.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Adrian “Raggedy” Lynch (15 Feb 1924–19 Jun 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6656959, citing Monte Vista Park Cemetery, Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by May you be blessed with love (contributor 46533049) .