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Fred "Jim" Lynn

January 31, 1935 — February 11, 2024

Fred "Jim" Lynn

Former Shawnee resident Fred "Jim " Lynn, Jr., 89, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2024 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Jim was born January 31,  1935 in Tecumseh, OK to Fred James Lynn, Sr. and Dorothy (Newell) Lynn. Shortly after his birth his mother died and he was raised by his maternal grandparents, Ebbin and Mary Jane (Henderson) Lynn and his aunt Emily "Margaret" Newell.  He graduated from Shawnee High School in 1953 and was inducted into the Shawnee Football Hall of Fame.  He started college on a football scholarship at Austin College in Sherman, TX. He then obtained two Bachelor's Degrees from O.B.U., one in Business and the other in Chemistry.  He also attended O.U.  On December 17, 1960, he married Carol Jane (Berry).  Jim worked much of his life as a Budget Control Manager for Phillips Petroleum Co. in Bartlesville.   He was a devoted husband and father. He enjoyed going to the opera and nights out with his wife, going on cruises, collecting stamps, and using their time-share in North Carolina. Jim also was a member of Central Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his aunt, Margaret and grandparents, Ebbin and Mayme who raised him.

Survivors include two sons: Greg Lynn and wife Cindy of Springfield, VA, Randy Lynn and wife Tamara of Tulsa, OK, 5 grandchildren: Nick Lynn and wife Michelle of Alexandria, VA, Brianna Lynn of Silver spring, MD, Jennifer Lynn of OKC, Laura Lynn and husband J.C. Williams of OKC, and Jake Lynn and fiancé Karleigh Henger of Tulsa.

A viewing will be held Friday, February 16, 2024 from 8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. at Walker Funeral & Cremation Service. A funeral ceremony will be held Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 1:00 P.M. at Central Church of Christ. Following the ceremony, Jim will be laid to rest next to his wife at Tecumseh Cemetery. 

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Past Services


Friday, February 16, 2024

8:00am - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Walker Funeral & Cremation Service

201 E 45th St, Shawnee, OK 74804

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Central Church of Christ

301 N Bell Ave, Shawnee, OK 74801

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