Gary Lynn, 71, of Bainbridge, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018 at Heartland of Chillicothe.

He was born Jan. 31, 1947 in Dayton, the son of the late William and Dorothy (Pyle) Lynn.

Gary graduated from Whiteoak High School and went on to graduate from Ohio University with a master’s degree in English. He later taught English and literature at Kent State University.

Gary is survived by his son, Joseph Lynn; daughters, Maggie Lynn and Kathryn Lynn; sisters, Sandra Brooks of Missouri, Sharon Cost of Bainbridge, Janice Lynn of Hillsboro and Nancy Rossa of Hillsboro; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Sam Lynn.

In accordance with his wishes, Gary is to be cremated, and services will be held at the convenience of the family. Thompson Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.

The family asks that donations be made in Gary’s honor to the Grace Bible Church, P.O. Box 55, Sinking Spring, Ohio 45172.

To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.thompsonfuneralhomes.com.