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“Jack was a great guy and a wonderful fraternity brother during our years at Washington State University, (1961 to 1965). He will be missed by all...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Bob Heacox - GIG HARBOR, WA

“It is with sadness, yet understanding, to learn that Jack is at peace from a dreadful disease that can steal from you so much of who you are. That...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Don Taylor - Richmond, VA

“Fran, Michelle and Krista, you and your families are in our prayers. Even though you guys lived so far away from Spokane I swear you could see Jack...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Dennis Flynn - Spokane Valley, WA

“Here's to Jack! A kind, gentle soul who was always smiling. My husband & I admired his courage and grace through his illness and his remarkable...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Joanne Walsh - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Mrs. Flynn, Michelle and KristaSo sorry for your loss. He was a great man. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Danny Croghan

“Mr. Flynn was such a kind and sweet man. He and Mrs. Flynn have always been kind to my family and I cannot think of better people. My thoughts and...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Justine Capolarello Baldwin - VA

“To the loss of a fun and happy man who went too soon. We will you John D. We send our love to France and remindo her of the many great times we had...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Barry Plagens - Lagrange, GA

“We say a sad goodbye to Jack from far away Montana. He was such a wonderful man in every sense, I will never forget his sweet smile. We love him and...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Michelle and family, I am so sorry for the loss of Mr. Jack. Please take comfort in knowing that he is in the arms of God where he will suffer no...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Carzenia Brown - SC

“I had the pleasure of meeting with Jack in my role in Human Resources at the Westvaco Wickliffe, KY mill. Although our interactions were brief, I...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Michael Mazzone - Paducah, KY

“Fran, Michelle and Krista,What a privilege to love and be loved by such a wonderful man.My deepest sympathy.Gail ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Gail Cloufg (Burdash) - PA

“I am so sorry for Your loss. You were the greatest, kindest family I ever knew. I wish I could attend and see you and hug you all.Love, Judy ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“We met Jack when our son Dan married his daughter Michelle. He was such a happy and pleasant guy. We are so sorry for his passing. He left a...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Jack had a smile for every employee at Westvaco. May God comfort you with his everlasting love. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Rita Addison - Summerville, SC


John D. "Jack" Flynn peacefully entered into eternal rest on April 12, 2018 surrounded by his loving family after a long illness which he handled with dignity and grace. The kindest and gentlest of men, he endured Alzheimer's disease with the same good humor, sweet nature and loving spirit that marked his entire life. Miraculously, he recognized his family to the very end of the disease that robbed him of so much. Jack was born in Missoula, Montana on March 1, 1943, the eldest son of John Francis Flynn and Grace Welch Flynn and grew up in Seattle, WA.. He received his B.A in Economics from Washington State University during which time he met and married the love of his life, Frances Bayley Flynn, and received his M.B.A. from the University of Washington. Jack was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army and entered Active Duty in April 1967 and in 1968 he graduated from the U.S. Army's Aviation School Officer Fixed Wing Course at Fort Rucker, AL. He proudly served his country as Sector Pilot in Cheo Reo and Assistant Operations Officer with the 185th Reconnaissance Airplane Company Unit, headquartered at Ban Me Thuot, RVN, between June 1968 and May 1969, where he flew the Bird Dog aircraft on reconnaissance missions. Jack was honorably discharged after his service in 1970 at which time he found employment with Westvaco Corporation at the Charleston Paper Mill. He was the Human Resources Manager of the Charleston Mill from 1976 to 1996 during which time he was head of the Westvaco Rescue Squad. Jack's love of people made him a perfect fit for this work and in 1996 he was promoted to VP of Human Resources at Westvaco Corporate in Richmond, VA. He and Fran made many wonderful friends in Richmond where they lived until his retirement in 2003. Jack understood the importance of giving back to the community and was very active in Junior Achievement and the United Way. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Don and his beloved niece Julie Marie Fernandes. He is survived by his wife, his daughters Michelle Conner (Dan) of Mt. Pleasant and his daughter Krista Flynn of Richmond, VA; his grandchildren, Grady and Aisling Gross of Mt. Pleasant; his brother Joe (Dena) of Mesa, Arizona, and many other relatives and friends. As we all know, Jack Flynn loved a good party so please join us for a celebration of his life at 5:30 PM followed by a reception from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, April 18th at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday April 19th at 11:00 AM at Christ Our King Catholic Church, 1149 Russell Drive, Mount Pleasant. Inurnment with military honors will be held at Beaufort National Cemetery at a later date. We would also like to thank the wonderful caregivers in Somerby Memory Care 1 who took such loving care of Jack during his illness and in the last days of his life. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org