Dock Aaron Flynn, 88, died, Saturday, June 15, 2013, at his home with his family by his side. Mr. Flynn was born Nov. 17, 1924, in Lancaster. He was the son of the late Simon Ellison and Cora McAteer Flynn. Mr. Flynn was a lifelong member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Lancaster. He held numerous positions in the church. Mr. Flynn was a member of the Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society for more than 60 years. After graduating from Buford High School, he served in the Army Air Corps in World War II. Mr. Flynn was well known in Lancaster as an excellent cook. He cooked at the Hub, Motor Inn Grill and was manager and co-owner of the Spic and Span Restaurant. After 28 years, Mr. Flynn left the restaurant business due to health reasons. The late Sheriff Nae Parks gave Mr. Flynn the opportunity to start his next career as a correctional officer for the Lancaster County Sheriff Department. Mr. Flynn worked there for 17 years until his retirement. Mr. Flynn is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jo Eva Steele Flynn; two daughters, Emily J. Flynn of Charlotte, Rita F. Jamison and husband, Todd, of Lancaster; granddaughter, Brandi Jamison; grandson, Jacob Jamison; great-granddaughter, Landyn Robinson and great-grandson, Asher Horne, all of Lancaster. Mr. Flynn enjoyed watching his grandchildren, Brandi and Jacob, play ball. He seldom missed a volleyball, basketball, softball or baseball game at Buford. He most recently enjoyed watching his great -granddaughter, Landyn, play T-Ball. He loved working in his vegetable garden and in the yard. In recent years, he enjoyed attending exercise therapy at the University of South Carolina Lancaster with his wife and a dear family friend, Catherine Taylor. Mr. Flynn was preceded in death by four brothers, Willis Flynn of Charlotte, Grady Flynn, Arthur (Shine) Flynn, and baby, Ell Flynn, all of Lancaster; and two sisters, Martha Jane Funderburk of Monroe and Elizabeth Simpson of Charlotte. Funeral services are 2 p.m. today June 19, 2013, at Bethel United Methodist Church in Lancaster, officiated by the Revs. Pat McCain and Della Hunsucker with burial at Lancaster Memorial Park. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at McLean Funeral Directors, Mahaffey Chapel. Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church Building Fund, 4146 Shiloh Unity Road Lancaster, SC 29720.
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The family would like to personally thank Dr. Howard Guthmann, Dr. John Pasquini and the nurses & staff of the 5F Cardiovascular Unit at Presbyterian hospital for the excellent care they provided Mr. Flynn. Online condolences may be sent and viewed at www.mcleanfuneral.com. McLean Funeral Directors of Lancaster is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Lancaster News on June 19, 2013
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