Dennis Ray Lynch, 65, of Francisco, IN, passed away on September 6, 2014. 

Dennis was born in Princeton, IN to parents Don & Enid Lynch.

He grew up in the small country town of Francisco, IN, graduating from Francisco School in 1967 in a class of only 15. He then enlisted to serve in the United States Air Force. His service began at a trade school in Chicago, IL until 1969. He was then stationed in Thailand to maintain aircraft vital to the Vietnam War until 1972. After the service, he occupied himself as a farmer in Gibson County for most of his life. He then retired to Vanderburgh County to spend more time with his two daughters and five grandchildren. 

Dennis had many friends and acquaintances from diverse walks of life within his lifetime, and never knew a stranger. "Denny" was adorned with many nicknames of fondness, including Dadd-o, Bpa, Papaw, Paps, Nugg, DooDa, Ole Buster, & Rascal, just to name a few. He was a very laid back soul and had an easy, welcoming way that drew people to him. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a refreshing quick wit. Always a jokester at heart, he showed a lot of spunk as he told jokes, funny stories, and of pranks from his youth. He loved spending his time with friends and family, playing games, and watching football. Forever a kid at heart, he loved more than anything to get rowdy with his grandkids. Denny always insisted on his own set of rules, and lived life on his own terms. He certainly lived life to the fullest in the time he was with us. 

He is survived by his two daughters Lauren Lynch-Preske & Erika Lynch-Stilwell, both of Evansville, his siblings Roy Lynch & Diane Shafer, both of Princeton, & his five grandchildren Kenzi, Madison, Austin, Kaiden & Talon. 

In honor of Denny, the family will host a celebratory gathering to commemorate his life and times. All family and friends are invited to this casual gathering to remember him and share stories about his life. The celebration will be held on Saturday, September 13 from 2:00 5:00 pm at the Country Barn (and residence of Roy & Donna Lynch), at 1500 South 350 E Princeton, IN (just north of Hwy 64 at the end of County Road S 350 E). Light refreshments will be served.

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