Cover photo for Jack Leroy Lynch's Obituary
Jack Leroy Lynch Profile Photo
1936 Jack 2022

Jack Leroy Lynch

January 21, 1936 — April 23, 2022

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.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jack Leroy Lynch, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Watts Street Baptist Church

800 Watts St, Durham, NC 27701

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 78

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree