Allen Thomas Lynch

July 31, 1945 - February 3, 2013
Allen Thomas Lynch

Allen Thomas “Goober” Lynch, 67, of Leland passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter.

Mr. Lynch was born in South Hill, Virginia, to the late Benjamin Phillip Lynch and to Virgie Pearl Matthews Lynch. He was employed by FW Groves and Cape Fear Pallet as a truck driver. He loved motorcycles, horses, and racing.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Becky Rogers, and step-son, Max, Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Delores Sellers Lynch, of the home; his mother, Virgie Matthews Lynch, of Norlina, NC; son, Allen A. “Rudy” Lynch, of Leland; five step-daughters, Della, Barbie, Betsy, Georgeanna, and April; a step-son, Ken; two brothers, Wayne Lynch, of Knoxville, TN, and Steve Lynch, of Norlina, NC; 19 grandchildren; and 13 1/2 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 9, 2013, at The Point Church, 324-L Village Road, Leland, NC, 28451.

The family will see friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Friday, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • February 05, 2013
    Steve lynch says:
    to my brother i will miss our times discussing the races but i can your laughter and joy as you are reunited with daddy and the other family that are waiting for you i will see you again soon so until then you will be very missed

  • February 05, 2013
    IVY & KRISTIN CUTRELL says:
    Keeping all of you in our thoughts. So very sorry for your loss.

  • February 07, 2013
    lorie gonzalez and family says:
    Oh how ill miss u.goober you was truly a ray of sunshine.to all that new u.guess u and daddy will be planning many new fishing trips now.... gone but never forgotten!!!!!! Deloris and family i love u so much and pray for gods comfort to u all....

  • February 04, 2013
    Jan & Cheryl White says:
    To all of Goober's family. We just want to say how sorry we are for your loss. Goober touched everyone's life that he came in contact with. Jan & I thought the world of him. He is truly missed. I miss his "Hey, darlin'" "how ya doin?"

  • February 04, 2013
    Sheila Maxwell says:
    Big Al always had the greatest smile. He will be greatly missed. Al is riding heaven's highway now beside Max and having a blast!My heart goes out to the whole family including all his stepchildren and step grandchildren. Although they weren't his, he loved them all the same.