Al Lynch

Al Lynch, 73, of Waco, went to be with the Lord, Friday, August 1, 2014.

VISITATION: 6-8 PM, Wednesday, August 6th, at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel, 5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr, Waco, 76708

GRAVESIDE FUNERAL SERVICE: 9 AM, Thursday, August 7th, Bosqueville Cemetery, 7327 Rock Creek Road in Waco.

Al was born Alfred Lynch, Jr. in West, Texas, the baby of seven children, and was raised by his loving parents, Andy and Alma (Lynch) Coggin. In 1959, he graduated from Hillsboro High School, and continued his education at TSTI of Waco, graduating as a Mechanical Parts Technician.

Before working as a parts mechanic, Al was a musician for many years, playing with legendary artists such as Willie Nelson, Ray Price, and Merle Haggard, to name a few. He was an awesome singer and song writer, and played the bass guitar with ease. After years of playing in Honky-Tonks, he turned his love of music to embrace the Lord and spread the gospel with his amazing talents.  Alfred enjoyed going to church and studying the bible, setting an example of how to live your life for the Lord. He served many years as a deacon of a local Waco church. Oftentimes, to relax, Al would sit on his back porch, and watch God’s creations all around him. He took every opportunity to answer anyone’s questions about the Bible and God.

Alfred met and married the love of his life, Miss Judy Rosemond in 1960, and their marriage was blessed with five beautiful children. He loved spending time with  his family, and was incredibly proud of each child and their life accomplishments and milestones. Alfred was a devoted husband and father, loved his precious Judy more than words could say, and always made time to be a daddy to his children when they needed him.

Alfred was also a man with a soft heart for animals, and took many into his home through the years. His special dog, Emmie Bell, was his little shadow, worshiping the ground he walked on, and, of course, Alfred was very fond of his dogs as well. Spud was his outdoor companion, and his buddy til the end.

Al enjoyed nature, camping, and fishing, and made the best BBQ ribs you EVER ate! He was a regular at George’s on Speight, and enjoyed spending time there with his many friends, and his special waitress, Annie. He enjoyed listening to Rush Limbaugh and his favorite movies were Old Westerns. Al will be missed by so many.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Christopher Dean Lynch and Geoffrey Scott Lynch; three brothers, Daniel, William Henry, and Earl Lynch; and one sister, Betty Lynch.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Judy, of Waco; two sons, Alfred Allen Lynch and wife Sandy of China Spring, and Rodney Stephen Lynch and Allison of Waco; one daughter, Cynthia Nicole Warner of Waco; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Taylor and husband James of Waco, and Mae Evelyn Settle of Baytown; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other dear family members.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Tommie Metcalf, Jackie Brewer, Bob Hollingsworth, Jake Roberts, Jimmy Walts, John Griffin, Johnny Ferrill, John Monk, Jack Pedigo, JD Lamb, and Larry Lemay.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the nursing staff at Providence Hospice and Hospital, including every staff member there, as you were all so very kind. Thank you as well to the CHF Clinic staff for their attention and care during our time there. Also, special thanks and love from the family goes out to Dena Toten, Al’s physical therapist with Home Health Care, who went above and beyond in her work with Al. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in honor of Al be made to Providence Hospice Place.

Place of Service: Bosqueville Cemetery , 7327 Rock Creek Rd.; Waco, TX 76708



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  1. Johnny and Sharon Ferrill

    We let you go because we knew you were needed in heaven. Knowing the love in your heart for the LORD comforts us. We will see you soon so keep the coffee pot on and the chairs warm at the Thursday’s Table of Bible Knowledge breakfast table in heaven. We miss you!

  2. dear family, I wish Gods richest blessing on you all at this time ,its been 30+years sence I had seen Al but I tought of him as a good friend,he will be missed. james r black. hubbard tx.

  3. Michelle Hale ( Coggin )

    Aunt Judy , I am so sorry for your loss….. My heart goes out to you and the family…..My prayers are with you through this time ….. I remember Uncle Alfred, as a caring and loving man and he will be deeply missed….

  4. J.T. AND GLENDA MXLEAREN

    Our loss is Gods gain. May you keep his memory in your heart and always remember that he loved you so very much. He was always talking about his family and how proud he was of them. Went to Hillsboro School with him and I too will miss him but will look forward to seeing him again in Heaven. May God be with you in your time of sorrow. Glenda Zube McLearen

  5. Deborah Mattocks

    Judy you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know God will carry you through.

  6. Roxanne, Trè, & Jillian

    Our hearts and love reach out to you and your family. It softens our hearts to know God has a wonderful new angel in heaven and that one day we will all meet again. Prayers to you all.

  7. May the Lord bless not only Al but all the family and friends left here to cherish his memories. I knew a Al for 35 or more years through the parts business and he was always a friend to me.

  8. Randy and Carla Childers

    Al, we are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  9. Cliff, SHerry and boys

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know the lord is holding him in his arms and now he can RIP….we love you all Sherry & family

  10. Rodney,
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Please know that you are in our thoughts & prayers.
    Rex & Donna

  11. Robby, Cassidy, & Tylor Bruce

    We are so sorry for your loss!

  12. Lisa & Kevin Miller

    Our heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow, please accept our condolences and know that if you need anything to please let us know. May God see to your needs in this trying time.

  13. Al, so sorry for the loss of your father, my prayers and condolences are with you and your family.

  14. JIMMY & VELMA EDWARDS

    Our prayers are with AL’S family & Judy Al was a great man & good friend God Bless to his family

  15. My sincere condolences and prayers to the Lynch families. May God be with you all.

  16. Terry and Nancy Maxwell

    Our condolances and prayers to the Lynch families. God bless you all.

  17. My deepest sympathy to the Lynch family. He was a wonderful man, and I am so sorry for your loss.

    Cynthia Brock

  18. To My Dad:
    Dad I Loved You so much, you were my inspiration and my guiding light. You will be with me every step of everyday as always. You have taught me so much about live itself I only hope that I can up hold your high standards that you have set. You will be truly missed here, where you are their is no more pain and suffering only the Glory of the Lord so Daddy rejoice in the Lord name. I will take good care of mom in your absents. Daddy I Love You.

  19. I was blessed to have benn able to meet Al at church, he always made me feel welcome and warm.
    The choir in heaven has received a beautiful voice and a man that was gods angel here for awhile.
    Prayers for you Judy and family.

  20. Jimmy, Becky, Shelby and Kashley Oglesby

    We are so sorry about your loss. Al was a special man and a wonderful musician and singer and I know he’s singing in heaven now ! Prayers sent that Jesus wrap his arms around the family.

  21. Judy , our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time . From the china spring intermediate cafeteria staff

  22. Roy & Diana Werthen

    Judy, Roy & I are sorry to hear about Al, Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family Roy came by the funeral home & sighed the register after work, I am home waiting on a MRI in the morning @ 8am, Sorry will not be able to attend the services, We know god only takes the best, so may he rest in peace, He was a wonderful person, Love, Roy & Diana Werthen ( bosqueville)

  23. Nimmie,Wayne,Jacob,and Allen Bryant

    Judy and family,I am so sorry for your loss Al was a sweet and wonderful man,I am glad I got to know him.He will be missed dearly.God Bless you Judy and family.He will be your Guardian Angel and keep a eye over all of you.

  24. My thoughts and prayers are with the Lynch family at this time.

  25. Al & Sandy,

    So very sorry for your lose. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  26. Debbie Pack Wright

    Judy, you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss, but we know that God has received another beautiful Angel to help him out. I so enjoyed my visit with Al and you last week so very much and it filled my heart with joy to hear how thrilled and happy it made him. It was a pleasure working with him for years. He always had a smile on his face and he will be greatly missed by all that knew him.. May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family and see you through this difficult time. God Bless and may you R.I.P. Al…I’ll see you on the other side one day…

  27. Lisa and Haleigh Scott

    So sorry for your loss. Al was a wonderful and very nice person. God bless.

  28. Molly Taylor Carlson

    Alfred and I were classmates. We had such fun in speech class and in the school plays. He was so
    sweet and talented. My sincerest sympathy to his family.

  29. I have so many wonderful wonderful memories of this kind, caring, jovial, lovable, jokester, hard working, hard living husband, father, father in law, grandfather and great grandfather. The example he made for his children and grandchildren can’t be denied. I love each and every one of them and am so proud to call them my family. I will miss you and your amazing stories so much but I know The Lord has his plans for you to continue your journey with him. God blessed us with your spirit that we now will pass to our children and theirs. Love you dad.

  30. Kenneth & Gloria Davis

    Alfred & I were best friends from the time we met in Jr. High all through high school. He taught me how to tune & play my first steel guitar & we played lots of music over the years even winning District in the FFA contest in 1958. We played for several Jr./Sr. proms in ’58 thru 61. We also enjoyed working on our old cars, I think his first one was a 1940 model Chevy!! We also wound up being our Ag teachers roommate on the trip to the National FFA convention in Kansas City, MO That was an experience!! We were also in the First Baptist Church here in Hillsboro together & were Baptized as believers in Christ during a revival in the early 50’s. We also remember very well when he & Judy married!! I was hoping we would get to see them at Homecoming this year since it will be our 55th. Judy & Family, our prayers are with you, we have been blessed by you & Al just thru a lot of fond memories & all the good times in dear ‘ol Hillsboro! Love from us to you & your family!! Ken & Gloria

  31. beautiful guy a class act
    I am sad to report that when I moved to attend go to collage I never saw him again
    We are getting old. Garvin and I worked for railroad once the engineer his duties I got to just “drive the train”
    That engineer looked like Alfred. and had his manner isms.
    When we would do an overnight turn around in Forgan, OK he would play the guitar in the depot.

    We had pulled 127 box cars loaded with wheat out of the Oklahoma panhandle.
    Nice to remember good times about Alfred.
    love from and old friend of Alfred.
    He is probably leading the angels in song.
    Curt@drcurtwills.com

  32. Darrell & Evelyn Farney

    I was sorry to hear about Al. I enjoyed playing music with him years ago. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Darrell Farney

  33. Nelda Lewis Tidwell

    Judy, I extend my deepest and most sincere sympathy in your great loss. Although it has been years since I have seen you, I think of you often and all the good times we had growing up across the street from each other in Hillsboro. May God Bless You.

  34. Nelda Lewis Tidwell

    Judy, I would love to hear from or visit w/you sometime. I’m in Waco at least two times a week.

  35. Dena Toten Game

    What a sweet guy he was!! As his therapist we would laugh and get thought the walking and exercise everyday . It was that sweet smile he would give when I walked in that would warm my heart.
    Al you will be missed!! God bless to the family and may I send all of you a big hug!!

  36. Ann Rabb Matlack

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. I knew Al in school. He was a student of my Dad, Carl Rabb, Agriculture teacher at HHS. You are all in my prayers as the days and weeks ahead of you will be trying. May God comfort you at this time and grant you peace. Sincerely, Ann Rabb Matlack

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