John Richard Lynn

    John Richard “Dick” Lynn, 80, of Murphy, went home to glory on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015.
    Dick was born May 1, 1935, in Ohio to the late John Lynn and Lucille Burt Lynn.
    A member of Antioch Baptist Church, he lived and had a business in Venice, Fla., for 40 years before he and his wife moved to Murphy in 1989. They operated Moore House Ministry in Murphy for the last 20 years.
    Dick loved his Lord, his family and the ministry. His hobbies were deep sea fishing and witnessing for the Lord.
    He is survived by his loving wife, Joy Lynn, of the home; son, Richard Lynn of Sarasota, Fla.; son, Mike and wife Sue of the home; son, Steve and wife LeAnn of Connecticut; daughter, Ardith and husband Tim Wright of Myakka, Fla.; stepson, Scott Cotton of Atlanta, Ga., stepson, Pastor Glen Cotton and wife Kathy of Delta Junction, Ark.; step-daughter, Kathi and husband Ted Martin; and step-daughter, Joan and husband Duane Curry; one sister, Judy and husband Jim Clark of Blairsville, Ga.; one brother, Butch and wife Martha Lynn of Venice, Fla.;  several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26,  at Antioch Baptist Church with Pastor George Cline, Pastor Pat Garrett and Dr. Larry Payne officiating. Music was provided by David Floyd, Sharon Foskey, Alan Flowers and the Antioch Church Choir. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Jonathan Floyd, David Floyd, Gary Cook, Steve Gadreau, Tommy Shaffer, George Dockery and Duane Curry.
    The family received friends from 1:30-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, at Antioch Baptist Church.
    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Moore House Ministry, 132 Cloe Moore Drive, Murphy NC 28906.
    Arrangements were entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, Murphy.
    You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.