OBITUARY

William A. "Buddy" Lynn

May 19, 1933March 16, 2021
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William A. “Buddy” Lynn, age 87, of Peoria Heights, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 11:25 p.m. at the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. He was born May 19, 1933 in Gilbertsville, KY to William T. and Alice (Singleton) Lynn. He married Linda Matlock on Dec. 26, 1953 in Kevil, KY. She survives along with six children: Beverly (James) Winchell of Las Vegas, NV, Dale (Sharon) Lynn of Chillicothe, William R. “Randy” (Rhonda) Lynn of Washington, IL, Charles (Lisa) Lynn of Bedford, IA, Anita (Curt) Megyesi of Washington, IL, and Lorie (Craig) Riggins of Peoria Heights. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, three brothers and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. Buddy was a United States Army veteran serving in the Korean War. Following his time in the military, he was an Iron Worker working out of the Local 112 for over 50 years retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Whitehurst Road Baptist Church in Plant City, FL. Buddy enjoyed fishing, woodworking, feeding and watching birds, and helping his children whenever they needed a hand. He enjoyed 20 years of retirement at the Strawberry Square in Plant City, FL. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria. Memorials may be made to the Peoria Alzheimer’s Chapter. You may view Buddy’s obituary online at www.woolsey-wilton.com

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Tom Lowery

March 18, 2021

Not very many folks know how vital Bud was to the creation of the Averyville/Woodruff Park Baseball Program. Bud helped turn old Woodruff Field into a facility for kids and over 2500 boys and girls enjoyed his efforts. Bud personally built 3 backstops and was instrumental in his employer, McDougal-Hartman, building 3 baseball fields. For the first 15 years, Bud provided large water coolers for the program as there were no water fountains. My respect for Bud Lynn knew no bounds. My condolences goes out to Linda and family. God bless.

Mike (Rocky & Cherri Rubnich

March 18, 2021

I (Rocky) met Buddy about 52 years ago...I was an 18 year old kid learning iron work with my dad. Buddy always treated the new guys fair, but also how to take responsibility and to do a good job. Great teacher, great mentor, great friend. Not a lot of us old timers left. Sure sorry to lose one of the good guys...

Rusty Reid

March 18, 2021

I WORKED WITH BUDDY WHEN STILL ON PERMIT RIGHT AFTER GETTING OUT OF THE SERVICE. HE WAS ONE HECK OF A GUY. HE TAUGHT ME A LOT, OR MAYBE HE TRIED. HE WAS WITH MY DAD THE DAY HE DIED ON THE JOB IN ‘73. BUDDY WAS FROM THE OLD SCHOOL...WORK HARD.

Patty and Jim Saum

March 18, 2021

Linda,
Sorry that we lost track of you all after our fun filled Woodruff days. Had no idea that you retired to Florida.
Have previous plans that will prevent us from seeing you at the visitation, Please know that our thoughts are with you and the family.

Jim and Patty

Del and Mary Wimberly

March 17, 2021

Bud and Linda were one of the first couples we met back in 2010 when we moved on our camper lot in Strawberry Square. Buddy was a good friend and never tired of working at SS - from operating the trash collection to trapping unwanted varmints. He and Linda loved SS and the people of SS responded. God Bless Bud,linda, and the entire famiu

Shirl LaBarre

March 17, 2021

My heart is broken, he was like a 2nd father to me (and many of my siblings), even though it was many, many years ago, I will never forget how the whole family treated me! What a kind, fun, father, grandfather, friend and neighbor! I remember when he and my Dad bought some chickens, holy cow, they cut the heads off and put the chickens in a metal garbage can, they put the lid on and at least one chicken (with no head) got out and was running around, crazy!!! I still remember his father at the house in the room off the dining room at your old house, he was a hard working loving man with a great chuckle.
Always an awesome man, I'm so sorry for your loss, all of you, many great childhood memories with the Lynn family!! Love to you all!
Shirl LaBarre (Jones family - we are all sad and praying for peace to you all)!

Jill Hall

March 17, 2021

I will never forget Buddy. He was such a hoot. We parked next to him our first year here at Strawberry Square and Buddy and I would go back and forth with funny remarks. He will be missed. My heart goes out to Linda and the family. May Gods loving hand give them peace. He knew the Lord and is driving them crazy in heaven. What a celebration their having. Buddy has been made perfect!!!

Jim and Beverly Hall

March 17, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the family. Hadn't know Buddy very long but always enjoyed our visits and waving at each other as we passed in park.
Prayers for the family at this difficult time.

Tonya Cooper

March 17, 2021

Bud will be missed. He used to come by the house, in Strawberry Square, and let my granddaughter honk the horn on his bike, she loved it. Love n prayers to Linda and the family. A wonderful man, finally at rest.

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