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John Randolph "Randy" Lynch

November 13, 1946 ~ October 30, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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John "Randy" Lynch Obituary

John Randolph Lynch (Randy), passed away peacefully on October 30, 2023. He was born November 13, 1946 in Wilmington, Delaware to Dorothy Leona Clayville and Clarence Henry Lynch. He was raised by his mother and his step-father George Chester Chaney, where most of his childhood he lived half of the year in Willow Grove, Delaware and the other half in Pompano Beach, Florida. 

He joined and served in the US Navy from 1964 – 1967. He served on the Air Craft Carrier the USS Randolph where he worked as a member of the crash, fire and rescue team in Norfolk, Virginia. 

He was a truck driver for many years, traveling the country. He worked the remainder of his career with his dad, George and his brother Pete, operating the family business, Blue Hen Lines and Diamond State Truck Brokers. 

He loved dirt racing and the well known (Blue Hen Racing #30) Modified owned by George and Eugene. He also enjoyed Top Fuel drag racing with his friend John Carey, with whom he traveled to different tracks across the United States. His last racing experience, which was Randy’s favorite, was when his youngest son, Casey drove his #31 Crate Class Modified and then switched to drag racing. He also loved watching his son Casey participate in sporting clay competitions, as well as his nephew Ryan. 

He traveled all over the country to watch them compete. His life long hobby was fishing. He was a jack of all trades. There wasn’t anything that he couldn’t do. He was great at wood working. He could take a plain piece of wood and make something beautiful out of it for his loved ones to cherish.

He loved his family and friends. He was always willing to lend a helping hand with a big heart and a generous personality. Randy was known by many, but held a high regard for friends that he considered family. Which included Wendy Bowman, the Carey Family, the Mills Family, as well as the Watson Family. He was also very close to the entire Kenton Family including Weldon and Ronnie. Randy was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Dewey Clarence Lynch (Pete), his oldest son, John R. Lynch II, his third son, Newborn, John Blake Lynch and his middle daughter, Jennifer Ann Lynch.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Crystal Kenton Lynch. His children, Gidget Louise Ireland, Kathryn Ellen Thomas (Scott), Jason Carter Lynch (Nicole) and Casey Kenton Lynch (Amber). He dearly loved his grandchildren, Grant Bryan Ireland (Betza), John Zachary Ireland (Taylor), Genys Elizabeth Runde (Doug), Emma Chaney Lynch, Addison Victoria Lynch, Sayer James Lynch, Sadie Lee Hopkins, Fisher Benjamin Lynch and his great grandchildren, Layla Rae Ireland and Douglas Jett Capen.

At Randy’s request, there will be no services, he only wanted all that loved him to have fond memories of him and his incredible life.

The family has requested that any donations made in memory of Randy should be directed to Tunnell Cancer Center, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware or Delaware Hospice, Milford, Delaware. Arr. by Lofland Funeral Home, Milford. Letters of condolence may be shared with the family at

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