Barkley Young Lynn was born August 30, 1928, in Kenney, the son of Collins M. Lynn and Alice Allen
His mother Alice died in 1934, when B.Y. was just 6 years old. His father remarried to Bertha Peters
He attended grade school in Kenney and high school in Bellville, graduating with the class of 1946.
Upon graduation he went to work for San Bernard Electric Coop in Bellville, where he worked until entering the United States Army in April of 1952. He was
discharged in April of 1954, and began working for the Texas Department of Transportation as a draftsman, retiring in 1985 with 30 years of service.
B.Y. enjoyed his cattle, hunting with his friends, music (both listening to and making) with an
accordion, harmonica, organ or #3 washtub. He also enjoyed his friends at the Kenney store, traveling with his wife Peggy and friends and drawing cartoons on
napkins, paper plates, or paper sacks. He enjoyed a full and healthy life up to his 80th year.
B.Y. passed away in the Bellville General Hospital on Thursday, June 9, 2011, at the age of 82. He
survived by sister-in-law Doris Lynn and numerous nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews and two step grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Lynn, parents C.M. and Alice Lynn, step mother Bertha
Lynn, three brothers, Japhet, Edgar and Thomas, and one sister Mary Alice Gourley.
Funeral service was 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2011, Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel, Harry Brisco,
Interment, Oak Knoll Cemetery, Bellville, Texas.
Pallbearers, Jon Lynn, Chuck Gourley, Chip Gourley, Floyd Mikeska,
Carlos Loeffler and Joe Ed Lynn.
Honorary pallbearers: Ralph Bufkin, Vernon Beck, Charles Crawford, Truman Laminack.
Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the: Bellville General Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 977,
Bellville, Texas 77418; or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter, 2242 West Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas 77030; or to the
Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 East Blue Bell Road, Bellville, Texas 77418
Posted by Joy Neely