Ryan "Pat" Lynch 1957-2012
Ryan "Pat" Lynch, 54, of Hoisington has joined our Heavenly Father with his family at his side on June 25, 2012.
Pat was preceded in death by grandson Jackson Ryan Holdridge, mother Ruth Mace, father Willie Houston Lynch, nephew Bryan Anthony Palacio, and brother Randy Edward Lynch.
Pat, known to those dear to him as "Rhino", resided in various towns in Kansas and Texas including Lakin, Garden City, St. John, Stafford, Great Bend, and Hoisington KS, and Pampa, San Angelo, Memphis, Baird, and Clyde TX.
Pat was born to Eutimia "Ruth" Garcia and Willie Houston Lynch on September 15, 1957 in Pampa Texas. Pat attended Lakin High School and was a very talented cross country runner, along with many other track and field events, and also played football. In his early years, Pat served as a "Word Over The World" ambassador for the Way Biblical Research and Teaching Ministries, sharing his love of the Lord with many. Being an adrenaline junkie and thrill seeker, Pat worked for and traveled with the Moore's Greater Shows and Pride of Texas Shows carnivals. Pat was also a very talented painter, painting custom homes, buildings, and other establishments. He enjoyed anything that was outdoors such as growing large gardens, hunting, camping, and especially had a strong love for fishing. Pat was an avid reader and favorite author was Stephen King. He also enjoyed making home cooked meals and traveling. He was a kind hearted man that would give his last dollar to a person in need.
Pat joined hearts with Linda Williams in July 1997 in Ballinger Texas.
Pat was a loving son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend and was an outstanding father figure to his nieces and nephews along with his daughter and step children.
Pat was survived in death by daughter Samantha Lynch of Merkel, daughter Amanda and husband Derek Holdridge; grandchildren Abbygail, Taylor, and Jacob Holdridge of Merkel, sons Joshua and Matthew Mason of Merkel, Step-father Tommy Mace of St. John KS, Sister Ronda Lynch and nephews Ricky Palacio and wife Amanda, Ronnie Palacio of Garden City KS and Jason and wife Beth Lynch of St.John Kansas, Sister Relinda and husband David Vansteenburgh of Great Bend KS,nephew CJ Beals and wife April of Ellinwood KS, nieces Tiffany Sharp of Great Bend Kansas and Ronda and husband Michael Bromley of Nashville Tennessee, Sister Renetta McDougall of Boise Idaho and nieces Donna McDougall of Boise Idaho, and Emma Ochs of Salina KS, along with many great-nieces and nephews. All who were blessed to have known Pat, will never be the same without him. He is a man who is truly loved and will be dearly missed by all.
Memorial Service will take place July 7th 2012 at 2:00PM, at First Southern Baptist Church, 107 West 2nd Ave in St John, Kansas.
The family has requested that all donations go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
P.O. Box 4072
Pittsfield, MA 01202