Lt Colonel Phillip Alan Lynd, age 72 of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away at 11:15 am on December 20, 2019, at his residence following a long period of liver disease.
Born in Washington, D.C. on May 24, 1947, Mr. Lynd was the son of the late Wayne C. & Jean Colson Lynd. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp on 12 March 1969 having served in the Vietnam conflict as a Weapons Systems Operator (WSO) in the F4 Phantom Fighter Jet, flying 200 missions in Vietnam, released from active duty on 1 June 1974. Mr. Lynd then finished his last two years of college at Embry-Riddle receiving his bachelors’ degree. He then served in the United States Air Force Reserves for 24 years as WSO flying the F4 Fighter Jet until Dec 30, 1989 and 1 Jan 1990 was assigned to Headquarters 10th Air Force, Bergstrom AFB, Austin, Texas as Operations Plans Officer until he retired as Lt Col Phillip A. Lynd on May 24, 2002.
Survivors include his loving wife of 35 years, Karon M. Lynd of Clarkesville, GA; son & daughter-in-law, Scott & Tamara Lynd of Carlsbad, NM; daughter & son-in-law Ashleigh & Don Alan Neumeyer of Tulsa, OK; sister, Joan Butson & her daughter, Christina Ingles of Merritt Island, FL; & brother, Craig & his wife, Carolyn Scott Lynd of Ocoee, FL; grandchildren; Cody Shaffer, Rylee Lynd, Grace Bunch & Chase Flores.
Memorial services for Lt Colonel Phillip A. Lynd, will be held on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Providence Baptist Church with Mr. Horace Huggins officiating. Burial will follow in the Providence cemetery with full military honors.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, December 28, 2019 from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM.
An online guest book is available at www.hillsidememorialchapel.com
Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, Georgia (706) 754-6256
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