Gordon Lee Flynn, 89, of Trussville went to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 4.
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.
Flynn 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. Gordon also 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. Gordon was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be greatly missed.
His family will celebrate his life on Thursday, Jan. 10 from 10 a.m. to 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 Shriner’s Hospitals