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Former Trussville City Councilman Gordon Flynn dies

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

TRUSSVILLE — Gordon Flynn, a former city councilman and longtime board member of Trussville Gas and Water, died on Friday. He was 89-years-old.

Flynn was elected to the city council in 1964 and served during the administration of Mayor John Yarbrough. He was later appointed to the board of Trussville Utilities, now Trussville Gas and Water, where he served for 45 years.

According to Flynn’s obituary from Dignity Memorial, he was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Brian Flynn; and sister, Susan Maddox.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mamie Flynn; daughters, Martha Jane Buck (Frank) and Leslie Colleen Camp (Rodney); brother, James Bruce Flynn (Gail); grandchildren, Rachel Buck Flowers (Bill), Ashley Buck, Kerri Buck Stephen (Doug), Whitney Camp Lugo (Troy) and Lindsey Camp; great-grandchildren, Gabby and Lucy Flowers, Alli and Evva Stephen, and Raleigh and Cason Lugo; and several nieces and nephews.

Fynn graduated from Ensley High School and Auburn University. He also served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Roosevelt during the Korean War as a fighter pilot, serving in the Tophatters squadron.

He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Trussville and a prominent citizen of Trussville having served as a volunteer firefighter, on the city council, Trussville Utilities Board from 1972-2017 serving as Chairman for many of those years, chaired the Bi-Centennial Committee of Trussville, and worked towards raising funds for many city projects.

Additionally, Flynn served on the Auburn University Engineering Council. He retired as CEO of Hardie-Tynes Manufacturing. He was a member of The Masonic Lodge, Rotary and several other organizations.

His family said Flynn was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be greatly missed.

His family will celebrate his life on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, from 10-11 a.m. at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel, with his service beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Trussville City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Shriners Hospitals.

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