Edward Kenneth Flynn

June 14, 1946May 3, 2018

COLUMBIA – Edward Kenneth Flynn, 71, passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Living Springs Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

Born in South Hampton, New York, he was a son of the late William Alois and Edna Mae Maxson Flynn. Ken served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1985 retiring with the rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant. He went on to work for E.D.S. in Detroit, Michigan and Colonial Life in Columbia. Ken was an avid fisherman and enjoyed a good game of golf. He was a member of Living Springs Lutheran Church.

Surviving are his daughter, Karyn DeVore and husband, Mike; grandson, Peyton DeVore all of Summerville and sister, Barbara Erhardt of Radcliffe, Kentucky.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Living Springs Lutheran Church, 4224 Hard Scrabble Road, Columbia, SC 29223 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, is assisting the family. Please sign the online guestbook at


  • Memorial Service Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, May 10, 2018

Edward Kenneth Flynn

have a memory or condolence to add?

saundra Dixon

June 17, 2018

Dear Ken,
Thank you for all the memories of our beautiful friendship. You were always so thoughtful, kind and generous. I still deeply miss you sitting by my side at Living Springs Church every Sunday. But, I know you are in a better place with the Lord. I will never forget you.

Garry & Nena Kerr

May 9, 2018

It was shocking to hear that Ken had passed away! He was a wonderful neighbor when he lived next to us in Beaufort and an excellent Marine. We thank him for his service and he surely will be missed. However, we all should be somewhat comforted knowing that Ken is in a much better place now.

Susie .

May 8, 2018


Al Mehlbaum

May 8, 2018

So sad and unexpected to hear of Ken's passing. Ken was my best friend in high school. Shortly after graduation he joined the Marine Corp and we corresponded by mail and saw each other occasionally. The last time we met was at Shymansky's, in Cob Island, a few years ago.
When someone close to us dies, a little of us dies with them. I will never forget my dear friend Ken Flynn.

Ginger Trapanotto

May 8, 2018

I'm still in shock after hearing about Ken's passing. I graduated from High School with him, but didn't really get to know him until our 50th High School reunion in Ocean City, MD in September 2014. Ken was such a nice, quiet man. I talked with him about a month ago and he had played golf that morning. He did enjoy his golf games. He served all of us and his country with honor in Vietnam. I will always remember our daily early morning coffee "jam" sessions to start our day during the reunion. About 5 of us would gather in the hotel room drinking coffee, laughing, and talking for about an hour - no holds barred. Ken was truly one of the "good" guys and even though I did not talk with him often, I will miss & think of him often. I'm sure he is with our other friends who have moved on from this earth way too soon. Hopefully, they are gathered together laughing and talking about "old" times. My thoughts and prayers are with Ken's family and loved ones. Ken, I send you my love.

Karyn DeVore

May 7, 2018

I will always remember our walks along the mountain trails, seeking out the trout in the stream and picking apples high atop the mountain. Peyton couldn’t have asked for a better Poppy.

Love you Daddy.