Bert “Erdin-Erdin” Lynch died! That’s how he would have said it. On Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at the age of 84, he took his last labored breath with his wife, Babe, at his side, in his recliner which had become his favorite place. Of course his most favorite place was on his motorcycle heading out singing “The Hwy 90 Blues.” Whether solo or surrounded by a ban of bros in Gypsy Gold, that’s where his heart will always remain. Of course at age 84, he was preceded in death by his parents Claude and Dessie Lynch.
But more importantly he left a legacy of family he was so proud of: His wife Shannon “Babe” Lynch, sons Tad Lynch and wife Stacey, Zane Lynch, Tracy Lynch, and Andrea Davis Pendergrass and husband David. His grandchildren Dustin and Nikki Lynch, Savannah, Kate, Aiden and Bannon Pendergrass, great-grandson Caden Lynch, and his older sister Grace Betty Friend.
After a career spanding everything from saddlebronc rider, bootlegger, Sul Ross State University Cheerleader, 101st Air Borne Army Paratroopers, Texas A & M grad, he finally settled in Del Rio in 1955, and remained teaching school and retiring as Vocational Administrator in 1987.
He was the retired Gypsy Motorcycle Club International President and although Erdin-Erdin is gone now, his legacy will ride in the hearts of every Gypsy for many miles and years to come. It’s been said by those who knew him “He had the best attitude God ever gave a man.”
Oral E. “Bert” Lynch was very proud of his military service and will be buried with full military honors.
Gentlemen left with the honor of pallbearers: Roger, Four Stroker, Burr, Stagger, Chuck, Bodyshot, Gin and Rebaso. Honorary pallbearers: Bill Langford, Morris Taylor, Jimmy Sellers, Bobby Paul, Jerry Henderson, David Pendergrass, Cuñado Patrick Lindquist, TTT/TCT.
Visitation will be held Friday, November 19, 2010 from 6:00pm-8:00pm, Sunset Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, Chapel of Remembrance.
Chapel service will be held Saturday, November 20, 2010, 2:00 pm, Sunset Memorial Oaks Funeral Home.
Interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Oaks Cemetery.
Military Honors will be provided by the United States Army and American Legion Post #595.
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Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Oaks Funeral Homes & Cemetery, 2020 Bedell Ave., Del Rio, Texas 78840, (830) 778-2020.