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Donnie Lee Flynn, age 70, of Burnside, KY., departed this life on Sunday, September 3, 2017.
Donnie was born on August 6, 1947 in Bronston, KY., to the late James and Geneva Casada Flynn. He was a Maintenance man at the Cooper Power Plant.  He was a long-time member of Liberty Baptist Church. 
This is not a death notice, this is a life story.  Donnie Flynn loved life.  He woke up everyday happy.  Happy to get started on whatever his plan was for that day.  Be it taking the grandkids to school, the never ending honey do list, or helping his family, neighbors or friends.  He never met a stranger and spent many hours in his lifetime talking with people.  Donnie was an avid fisherman and devoted much of his time to fishing, fishing buddies, fishing tournaments and especially fishing stories.  He loved his wife Shirley, his son Derek, his grandkids, his church, his extended family and friends.  Donnie Flynn lived his life.  He will be greatly missed. 
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Sue Branum Flynn of whom he married on March 22, 1969 in Somerset, KY; one son, Derek Lee Flynn and his special friend Danielle Flynn of Somerset, KY; three grandchildren, Kaylie Flynn, Emily Flynn, and Luke Flynn; one brother, Calvin (and Paige) Flynn of Bronston, KY; one sister, Brenda Roberts of Somerset, KY; six sisters-in-law, Lori Flynn of Radcliff, KY; Pat Flynn of Somerset, KY; Emma Branum of Bronston, KY; Donna Branum of Science Hill, KY; Tammy Shafer of Somerset, KY; and Karen Branum of Lexington, KY; four brothers-in-law, Tommy Claunch of Burnside, KY; Roger Branum of Burnside, KY; Ronnie Branum of Burnside, KY; and Ricky Branum of Burnside, KY; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and fishing buddies.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Gary Flynn, Doug Flynn, Curt Flynn, and Anthony Flynn, two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Jane Branum and Elaine Claunch, and two brothers-in-law, Rodney Branum and Johnny Roberts.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 10:00am until 3:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.
His funeral service will follow on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 3:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Brother Ulanda Price officiating.  Burial will be in Burnside Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Al Cox, Zack Hensley, Tommy Claunch, Gary Waters, Shawn Branscum and Shane Branscum.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Brandon Walden, Mitchell Shelton, Joe Jones, Justin Creech and Jason Stigall.
You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website: www.lakecumberlandfuneralservice.com
Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Donnie Flynn.
Published on September 11, 2017
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