LYNN B. CUDDY JR., 79 DAVIS - Lynn B. Cuddy Jr., 79, of Davis passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013, surrounded by his family at his home, after a long illness. Born December 27, 1933, in Elizabethton, TN, he was the son of Lynn and Lucille (Jones) Cuddy. His father died when Lynn was an infant. Lynn's mother later married William B. Hampton, considered to be a great father and role model to Lynn. He lived there until his enlistment in the United States Army
. He served in the Korean Conflict
as an infantryman and then was stationed at Ft. McPherson, GA, where he met and married his wife, Pearl. Lynn was a member of the Durand American Legion Post 676 and an associate member of Northwest Florida Blue Star Mothers. He was proud to have his sons and grandsons follow his footsteps by serving in the Armed Forces. After Lynn's discharge, they moved and settled in Mt. Morris, where they raised their six children. Lynn was employed at Kable Printing Company. While residing in Mt. Morris, Lynn led a country western band, Lynn Cuddy and the Buccaneers. The band performed in local establishments for many years. Lynn's love of country music touched the lives of many in the community. In 1973, they moved to Davis. He became employed at Thrift Remsen Printing in Rockford and would remain there until his retirement in 1994. He worked in the printing industry for 48 consecutive years. Lynn and Pearl became members of Faith Community Church in Davis. The Jubilee Quartet was formed and Lynn was the group's bass singer and story teller. The group traveled across the country and sang in various churches. Lynn loved the Lord, loved to sing and play his guitar and gave his personal Christian testimony whenever given the opportunity. He took flying lessons and soloed. He was a golfer, loved to fish and camp and enjoyed the Tennessee mountains whenever he could. He loved and enjoyed his children and was looking forward to what God had in store for them, not for him but his family. He is survived by the love of his life, Pearl; his children, Cynthia (Edward) Maney of Shalimar, FL, William (Nelsy) Cuddy of Davis, Robert (Lisa) Cuddy of Gastonia, N.C., Suzanne Cuddy of Santa Barbara, CA, and Lori (Jeff) Schult of Davis; brother, John Patrick Hampton of Roan Mountain, TN; 26 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents; stepfather; brother, Timothy; and son, Jeff. Lynn was a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and servant. Visitation will be 9 until 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at the Faith Community Church of Davis. Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. at the church, with Pastor Bob Kolb and Pastor Dennis Buss officiating. Burial will be at the Davis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his name. Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, Dakota is assisting the family. Lynn's family invites friends to leave a condolence or light a candle in his honor at www.daughenbaughfh.com
. He will live forever in our hearts and live eternally with God. "But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15.