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Horace Lynch, Sr.
December 13, 1945 ~ September 26, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Horace Lynch was born to Walter Lynch and Modine Wright December 13, 1945, in Memphis,
Tennessee. He was raised by his Aunt Melvina Atkins in Como, Mississippi with cousins Mammie Atkins
(Honey) and Etta Mae Gatewood (Bae). Horace attended Delta Center School in Walls, Mississippi, and
harvested land prior to moving to Memphis in 1964.
Horace began working at Frosty Acres, now known as Hardin’s Sysco in 1964 when founder Jabie
Hardin offered him an opportunity. He worked in the warehouse for a short period of time and began
driving trucks locally and nationally. He was one of Hardin’s Sysco most dedicated and loyal drivers
before retiring in 2008 after 44 years. Truck drivers knew him by his CB handler name Brass Monkey.
When he wasn’t driving on the weekends for Sysco, he would work at Myers Tire assisting with
maintenance on cars until the 1990’s.
At the age of 20 Horace met and married Isabella Smith and had four beautiful children. Yolanda Lynch,
Horace Lynch, Jr. Harvey Lynch and Orlanda Lynch. He was the epitome of a father, husband, brother
and Christian. He enjoyed traveling with his family and made sure his children and grandchildren had the
resources, knowledge, and experience to be successful. He was a humble man and taught his kids to
be dependable and honest.
He dedicated his life to Christ at an early age and served on the User Board at Mount Vernon Baptist
Church in the 1970’s – 1990’s. He later joined Source of Peace Christen Church in Nesbit, Mississippi
where he served weekly as a deacon.
Horace was a fantastic cook and known for his signature ribs, catfish, roast, and banana pudding. He
was always contacted for instructions on how to season certain dishes, issues with cars and yard work.
He was aware of current and international events and continued to follow Chicago politics after retiring
and driving to Chicago for 20+ years. His grandchildren and puppy (TJ) were the highlight of his days.
Horace was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Lynch and Modine Eggleston; brothers, Willie
Lynch and Mongle Eggleston; sister Claudine Andrews; and friend Margaret Williams. He leaves to
mourn his four children, Yolanda Lynch, Horace Lynch (Afryca), Harvey Lynch and Orlanda Lynch; two
grandchildren, Jada Kiera Powell and Timothy Thompson; three brothers, Murphy Eggleston, Joe Willie
Eggleston and Jahi and Allison Eggleston; three sisters, Beatrice Williams-Johnson (Pico Rivera,
California), Betty Jean Eggleston (Long Beach, California) and Patrica Ann Scurlock (Long Beach,
California); Cousin Bennie and Dorothy Lynch and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
“Brass Monkey – signing off!” – Horace Lynch, Sr.