James Robert Lynch Sr.

Published 11:00 am Wednesday, January 18, 2012

PORT GIBSON — James Robert “Bobby,” “Mr. Blue” Lynch Sr. died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. He was 73.

Mr. Lynch was a retired brick mason. He served in the Army for eight years, including three tours in Vietnam. He also owned and operated several restaurants, including Mr. Blue’s Bar B Que. He was a member of Red Lick Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Ishmeal and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Lynch; and a sister, Julie Marie Lynch.

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He is survived by his wife, Mary Lee Lynch; two sons, James Robert “Robbie” Lynch of Port Gibson and Ronnie Lynch of Bay St. Louis; four daughters, Katherine Billington of Murray, Ky., Donna Pate of Vicksburg, Sanita Kim Havenor of Moss Point and Stephanie Lynch of Pensacola, Fla.; a brother, Wilbert Ray Lynch of Vicksburg; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and other relatives.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Red Lick Baptist Church in Lorman.

Memorials may be made in his memory to the Red Lick Baptist Church.