Mr. Jack Leroy Lynch, 86, passed away on April 23, 2022.
Mr. Lynch was born in Easley, SC to the late K.R. Lynch and Mary J. Lynch. He lived in Roxboro from age 6 until he graduated from Helena High School and then he volunteered for 4 years in the United States Coast Guard. He attended NC State University after USCG, but his heart always belonged to Duke University from a very early age. He and his wife, Tamsie, established an endowed scholarship plan at Duke in the athletic department. They were avid Iron Dukes and enjoyed attending basketball and football games, as well as other Duke events.
He was very fortunate to have only one employer for his working life. He was with Telerent Leasing Corporation for 42 years prior to his retirement in July, 2001. Telerent grew from a small company in the early 1960’s, leasing only TV’ s to the lodging industry, to the largest single source provider of furniture, fixtures and equipment in the hospitality market. At peak, the company served approximately 20,000 properties. In addition, Telerent achieved 80% market share in Canada for hospital TV’s and 40% in USA healthcare market. Mr. Lynch was President and CEO from 1986 until retirement.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Lynch was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah Stalvey.
Mr. Lynch is survived by his wife of 40 years, Tamsie G. Lynch and one brother, Tommy B. Lynch (Frances). Also surviving are 6 children, Greg Lynch, Kurt Lynch, Mallorie Lynch, Sunday McLean, Heather Black (Jamie) and Mal McLean; two nephews, Kevin and Brent. The family has been blessed with 31 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at Watts Street Baptist Church with Pastor Dorisanne Cooper and Pastor Roger Underwood officiating. A private family graveside service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Watts Street Baptist Church, 800 Watts St., Durham, NC 27701.