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September 24, 2023

Harry Preston Flynn, Jr.

Harry Preston Flynn, Jr.

Harry Preston Flynn, Jr., 78, of Taylorsville, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at his residence, surrounded by his family.

He was born on May 6, 1944, in Loudoun County, Virginia, to the late Harry Preston Flynn, Sr. and Bessie Leticia Legg Flynn. Harry served in the United States Air Force for six years and in the National Guard for four years. After dedicating 10 years of active duty service, Harry served many years in the Honor Guard, holding several capacities in the American Legion Post 48. He served as the Commander for the American Legion Post 48 in Hickory and would have been promoted to State Commander this year, June 2023. Along with Kevin Nash, he started the Junior Shooting Program. Harry took pride in serving and honoring his country.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Tommy Flynn.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Fox Flynn of the home; daughters, Lecticia Ann Starnes and husband Sonny of Taylorsville, Pam Lytton and husband Tracy of Taylorsville, Eloise Hollar and Greg Carter of Taylorsville, Barbara Baker and husband Rickey of Granite Falls, and Jennifer Adams and husband Timmy of Taylorsville; grandson, Trae Starnes; seven step-grandchildren, Jason Hollar, Kyle Hollar, Kevin Hollar, Eric Gibson, Courtney Siniard, Carrie Gibson, and Taylor Baker; eight step-great-grandchildren, William Hollar, Elizabeth Hollar, Lucas Gibson, Lilly Gibson, Everlee Siniard, Bloom Cockerham, Lincoln Gibson, and Silas Siniard; sister, Bessie Kline of Alaska; and brother, Jimmy Flynn of Virginia.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 20, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., in the Chapel of Hickory Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:00 until 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Shannon Childers will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Military Honors will be rendered by the American Legion Post 48 Honor Guard.

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  1. Davd Christiansen on March 17, 2023 at 6:18 pm

    Harry was instramental in helping start the junior shooting program with Cary American Legion Post 67. I consider him a good friend and mentor, I miss him alredy. My prayers are with his family,

  2. Donna R Ramsey on March 18, 2023 at 5:03 am

    There’s not enough words to express what this man meant and did for the American Legion when it came to the Jr. Shooting Program. It reflected the person he was. He gave his all. He lead, he motivated, encouraged and inspired. He is going to be missed so very very much.

  3. Patricia A. Harris on March 18, 2023 at 10:01 am

    Legionnaire Harry P. Flynn, Jr.’s presence will be sorely missed everywhere he went. He was a family man, a dedicated Legionnaire in leadership, mentorship, and friendship for me. To have met him at a significant event in my life and had a conversation with Harry will forever be a game changer. I send my deepest condolences to Judy, Pam, and his entire family. I will keep you all lifted up in my prayers for comfort and peace.

    May God Bless and keep you.

  4. Mike Shanahan on March 20, 2023 at 10:34 am

    I am truly at your loss. Harry was good man , who great things for others .

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