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Richard Herbert Lynn

May 23, 1942 — July 1, 2024


Richard Herbert “R.H.” Lynn, age 82 of Maryville, passed away Monday, July 01, 2024 at Ben Atchley Tennessee State Veterans' Home. R.H. was born May 23, 1942 in Tellico Plains Tennessee. He was retired from Havco Wood products of Vonore and formerly served as the Fire-Chief of the Tri-Community Fire Department. R.H. was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam. He loved to trout-fish with his best friend Jim Morris in Tellico Plains and walking his 4 fur babies, his 4 Pugs. He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Survivors include his wife, Mary Etta Lynn; son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Danielle Spiva of Pennsylvania; daughters and sons-in-law, KristEE and Doug Moses and Kasi and Mark Reagan; grandchildren, Scott Spiva of Pennsylvania, Reese Reagan, Cole Reagan, Sierra Moses, Jericho Moses, and Sheridon Moses; 2 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephew, and other family also survive. Don’t grieve for me for now I’m free, I’m following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard him call, I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way, I’ve found that peace at the close of day. If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah yes, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life’s been full, I’ve savored much, Good friends, good times, my loved one’s touch. If my time seemed all too brief, Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart, rejoice with me, God wanted me now, He set me free. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 from 4:00 until 6:00 pm in the Smith Trinity Chapel with a celebration of R.H.’s life to follow at 6:00 pm with Rev. Gary Thomas officiating. The interment will be held at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital Research @ 9041 Executive Park Dr #250, Knoxville, TN 37923, The Boys and Girls Club of Blount County @ 520 S Washington St #5804, Maryville, TN 37804 or to the Community Food Connection of Blount County @ New Midland Plaza 137 N Calderwood St, Alcoa, TN 37701. Condolences may be shared through Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, 

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Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

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