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James "Jim" Lynn

April 15, 1931 — October 18, 2023

Hot Springs

James "Jim" Lynn

 

James “Jim” Lynn, age 92, of Hot Springs, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2023.

He was born on April 15, 1931, in Hot Springs, the son of Clyde and Truler Lynn. He was preceded in death by his wife, Audren Lynn; his parents; two sisters, Shirley Lynn and Sally Fightinger; and one grandson, Yancey Renyolds.

Faith played a significant role in Jim's life. He was a member of Red Oak Missionary Baptist Church, and he also attended Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church. His unwavering commitment led him to be ordained as a Deacon—a position he held proudly for more than fifty years.  Throughout his career as a brick mason, he left an indelible mark on numerous buildings in Hot Springs and beyond.

Jim was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951. He arrived in Korea in April of 1952. He Served for 11 months in the Korean War, attaining the rank of Corporal. He served as a gunner on a 57mm recoilless rife and later a squad leader in the 8th Infantry Regiment. He Participated in action at Arrowhead Ridge (Hill 281) and T-Bone Hill.


Outside of work, Jim found solace in the simple joys of life. As an avid outdoorsman, he reveled in the thrill of hunting and fishing.  When not exploring the great outdoors, Jim indulged in his love for Western culture. He found delight in watching Western movies and particularly enjoyed getting lost within the vivid worlds created by Louis L'Amour in his renowned Western novels.

He is survived by his son, Darrell Lynn; his daughter and son-in-law, Tina (Perry) Allison; three grandchildren, Jessica Burchfield, Dakota (Gretchan) Lynn, and Crystal Mazzola; as well as seven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family members and a host of wonderful friends.

The pallbearers will be Larry Garibay, Dwight Weeks, Wendall Burrow, Darrell Lynn, Aaron Watkins, and Randy Hill.

The family would like to thank Eden Endrulat from Sunrise Senior Care, as well as Lori Hefley and Gina Miller with Dirksen Hospice.

A Visitation in Honor of Jim’s Legacy by Tina Lynn-Allison’s family will be held from 9:30am to 10:00am on Monday, October 23 2023 at Smith Family Funeral Home – Hot Springs. The service will follow at 10:00am

A Visitation in Honor of Jim’s Legacy will be held from 6:00-8:00pm at Smith Family Funeral Home – Hot Springs on Monday, October 23, 2023. Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 10:00am at the funeral home.

A brief Graveside service will be held at Fourche Loupe Cemetery in Hot Springs, Arkansas at about 11:30am following the service.

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Visitation

Monday, October 23, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Smith Family Funeral Home - Hot Springs

2205 Airport Road, Hot Springs, AR 71913

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Smith Family Funeral Home - Hot Springs

2205 Airport Road, Hot Springs, AR 71913

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