Joseph John Lynch Jr., 76, formerly of Cabool, Missouri, passed away on November 28, 2020 at Hickory Manor Nursing Home in Licking, Missouri, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
He was born on May 16, 1944 in Oakland, California, the son of Joseph J., Sr. and Louise (Guth) Lynch.
In 1968 he married Carol (Smith) Lynch and they settled in Newark, California, and raised their family. Joe worked as a Teamster and retired from Seven-Up Bottling in Fremont. He was a Master Mason belonging to Acacia Lodge in Hayward, California.
Joe was an avid fisherman and loved his local sports teams the Athletics and the Raiders. He coached Little League for his sons’ teams and enjoyed going to his nephews Justin and Michael’s games. After Joe retired he enjoyed cruising with Carol.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph J. Lynch, Sr. and Louise (Guth) Lynch; his stepmother, Vida (Mittelbuscher) Lynch; and a stepbrother, Kenneth Mittelbuscher.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; his sons, Anthony of Oakland (daughter in-law Harmony) and Chad of Newark (partner Stevie); his daughter, Candace Downard of Tucson (son in-law Edward); his granddaughters, Aurora Thompson-Lynch, Holly Downard and Petra Lynch; a grandson, Henry Downard; his brother, Hilding Lynch (sister in-law Becky) of Castro Valley as well as many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.