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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • OBITUARY: William J. "Billy" Lynch Jr.

  • William J. “Billy” Lynch Jr., age 66, longtime Ridgway resident, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014.
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  • William J. “Billy” Lynch Jr., age 66, longtime Ridgway resident, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014.
    Billy as most knew him was born on the family farm in the area known as the Bottoms on May 27, 1948, to the late Bill and Anna Mae (McGhee) Lynch. Billy married Lois (Rider) on March 29, 1975.
    Billy retired from the Village of Ridgway after 32 years working on the Street and Water Department. He loved the outdoors, especially camping and fishing. His real love was his family especially his grandchildren. Billy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ridgway. He was a good husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be missed.
    Billy is survived by his wife, Lois of Ridgway; along with a son, Kelly Lynch of Shawneetown; and two daughters, Shelly and Ernie Rigdon and Rachel Lynch, all of Ridgway. He is also survived by grandchildren, Caitlyn Lynch, Gabrielle Rider (Jared Combs), Joseph Rider and Samantha Lynch (Joseph Flahardy); and one great-grandchild, Jayce Combs.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Brian Joseph; a granddaughter, Jennifer Weiland; and a sister, Linda Dale.
    Visitation for Billy will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway. His funeral service will follow starting at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. John Wright officiating. Interment will be in the Westwood Cemetery in Shawneetown.
    You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com.

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