J.T. served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.
He married Doris June Allen on March 11, 1954. Doris June preceded him in death on December 2, 2009. He was also preceded in death by one son in infancy; one great-granddaughter, Mikayla Coffer;, one brother, James Allen Lynn, and his step-mother, Alva Lynn.
Survivors include one daughter, Jan McElwrath and husband, Ray, of Kennett; one granddaughter, Jessica McElwrath, of Kennett; one grandson, Rex McElwrath, of Kennett; two great-granddaughters, Jenna and Jalynn Coffer, both of Kennett; two brothers, Dale Lynn and wife, Barbara, of Kennett, and Jerry Lynn and wife, Evelyn, of Munford, Tenn., and other relatives and many friends.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., today, Tuesday, March 15, in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett with Rev. Chris Maynard officiating.
Pallbearers were Tim Lynn, Jeff Lynn, Ray McElwrath, Tim Davis, Craig Rickman and Brad Carter.
Memorials may be made to the Holcomb Alumni Scholarship Fund, Holcomb, Missouri.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcdanielfuneralservice.com.
McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.