Alvin Ray Lynn, 1938–2020

Alvin Ray Lynn was carried to his heavenly home on Aug. 27, 2020.

Services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, at Paramount Baptist Church, 3801 South Western Street, Amarillo, with Pastor Andrew Hebert officiating. A graveside service and interment was held at 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Seagraves Gaines County Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Brooks Funeral Directors, Canyon.

The third of nine children born to Lonzo Lacy and Elsie Mae Mohling Lynn, he was born October 14, 1938, at Four Corners, east of Whiteflat, Motley County, Texas.

He married his sweetheart, Nadyne Faulkenberry, on Sunday, July 26, 1964, at the First Baptist Church in Seagraves. Alvin was an assistant coach for the Dumas Demons from 1965 to 1974 and spent over 30 years teaching physical science to ninth graders. In addition, he was the 1977 recipient of the Joyce Dillow award from the Dumas/Moore County Chamber of Commerce and was the 1979 Dumas ISD Teacher of the Year. He was a 2015 inductee of the DHS Hall of Fame.

Preceding Alvin in death were his father, Lonzo Lacy Lynn, in 1979; his mother, Elsie Mae Mohling Lynn, in 1993; two sisters, Virginia Lee Lynn, in 1943, and Mary Ruth Lynn McCallie, in 1996; his father-in-law, William Charlie Faulkenberry, in 2000; and four brothers-in-law, Barney Lee Colwell, Wilbur Jack Davis, Jr., Don Lee Burditt, Gene Jolley, and Jimmy Douglas Hadaway.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Nadyne; one brother, Lonnie Eugene “Buddy” and (Marianne Angelika Hoffend) Lynn of Childress; five sisters, Carlene Joan Lynn Colwell of Benbrook; Lilly Joyce Lynn Morton and (Robert Parker) Morton of Cleveland; Doris Daphene “Deanie” Lynn Davis Jolley and (Ben Thomas) Edwards of Matador; Glenda Lee Lynn Burditt Coleman and (Hylas Marion) Martin of Dumas; and Teresa Gail Lynn and (Larry Kent) Noland of Gainesville; one brother-in-law Jack Ewing and (Carla Ricketts Clark) McCallie, Jr. of Amarillo.

Also surviving him are his mother-in-law, Lucille Avary Faulkenberry of Seagraves; sister-in-law Faulkenberry Hadaway of Seagraves; brother-in-law Joe Thomas and (Linda Sue Hebel Stogner) Faulkenberry of Canyon; former sister-in-law Linda Mae Glass Faulkenberry Mitchell of Austin; many nieces and nephews; and his and Nadyne’s godchildren.Alvin Lynn

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  1. Dr. Jan Barton Hamilton on October 7, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    Such fond memories. Heaven is real. Save me a dance on the streets of gold. Nadyne thanks for being such an amazing friend, Chi Omega sorority sister and solid gold angel. Love, blessings and prayers, Jan Barton Hamilton, 110 D. St. SE, #505, Wa. DC. 20003, 202-774-0667, call me!

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