John E. Flinn, 71, of Hernando Fla., passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Jack was born January 22, 1941, in Pittsburgh Pa. He joined the Army
as a paratrooper in 1958 and later served with the Special Forces. After retiring he joined Chapter 21 Special Forces Association and the 82nd All-Airborne Chapter.
After serving in the military for 23 years Jack became a letter carrier for the Postal Service for 24 years. He retired to play golf, bowl and work in his garden. He volunteered with the Sheriff's department to ride the trail and also Community patrol for Citrus County. His greatest love was his silver edition gold wing trike.
Survived by his wife of 26 years, Mary Ann; his children, Tracey Kuka and husband Vince of Spring Hill., Robert Flinn and wife Audrey of Stockbridge Ga., Michele French of Indianapolis, In., Christopher Bradley of Indianapolis, In.; seven grandchildren, Danielle, Devon, Abby, Jessika, Bradley, Carson, Grant; one great-grandson, Jaydon; brother, Dr. Clair W. Flinn and wife Valeria of N.J.; nephew, Craig; nieces, Bonnie and Beth; and best friend Tom Morgan of Floral City.
Graveside military honors will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Celebration of life will follow at Inverness Elks 2522 where the family will greet friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be sent to The Wounded Warriors project. (www.woundedwarriorproject.org
Arrangements are being handled by Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
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