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Lynn Jay Carson

Lynn Jay Carson, age 79, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2021 at CRMC. 

Lynn was born on June 15, 1942 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Lawrence "Kit" and Velma (Hurt) Carson.  He grew up in Coffeyville where he attended Longfellow Elementary School, Roosevelt Middle School and graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School.  Lynn went on to further his education at Coffeyville Community College where he earned his Associates Degree. 

On June 21, 1963 he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Marie M. Starrett at the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville, Kansas.  The couple made their home in Coffeyville.  The couple had two children, Troy and Tracy that they raised in Coffeyville. 

In January or 1963 Lynn began working at Funk Manufacturing that later became John Deere Coffeyville Works.  He earned the title of Superintendent and retired after 38 years of service in 2001. 

Lynn was a member of the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville.  He loved attending church and had previously served as a Sunday school teacher.  He was also a member of the Keystone Masonic Lodge #102 A.F & A.M.  He served multiple times as a Masonic Grand Lodge Officer.  He was a member of the Mirza Shrine in Pittsburg, Kansas, Order of the Eastern Star and Order of the White Shrine. 

Lynn had many hobbies which included the Coffeyville Shooters Club, golfing, bowling, playing tennis, long distance running, cross country cycling, downhill skiing, dancing, flying airplanes and flying R/C model airplanes, woodworking, metal work in his machine shop, donated his time to countless Cherokee NAFI events and gatherings.  Throughout the years Lynn would collect different items, some of those items were knives, coins, trains and yo-yo's.  He was also an animal lover. 

Surviving to honor his memory is his loving wife, Marie Carson of the home; children, Troy Carson and wife, Robin of Pittsburg, Kansas, Tracy Carson-Duke of Coffeyville, Kansas; grandchildren, Zack Wood, Alex Carson, Sabrina Duke, Sheldon Duke, Skyler Duke and Squire Duke; great grandchildren, Zarrah, Ace, Aspyn and Starr Wood; sister, Berlene Mohler of Humboldt, Kansas; brother-in-law, Larry Starrett and wife, Lisa of Coffeyville, Kansas; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended relatives and friends.  Lynn was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence "Kit" and Velma Carson; sister-in-law, Pauline Starrett-Maxson.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p. m. at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. 

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville.  Pastor Dick Smith will officiate.  Masonic Rites will be provided by the Keystone Masonic Lodge #102 of Coffeyville.  Eastern Star Rites will be provided by the Independence Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. 

Following Lynn's wishes, cremation will take place following the service and a private family inurnment will take place at a later date at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Coffeyville.  The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church of Coffeyville or to the Shriners Hospital for Children; these may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337. 

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