DELTA - Gerald D. Lyne Sr., 85, died at 12:40 p.m. Jan. 14, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Born March 19, 1918, in Oran, son of the late Edmond S. and Fannie Lobmaster Lyne Sr., he served in Civilian Conservation Corps before World War II. He served 22 years with the U.S. Air Force, retiring March 1, 1966, as a technical sergeant. In May 1972, he received a bachelor of arts degree in agriculture from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau and retired in 1978 as a self-employed farmer.
A member of the First Baptist Church in Oran, he was an honorary member of the Randles General Baptist Church where he was a Sunday school teacher for 27 years. A 32nd degree Mason, he was a past master of Whitewater Masonic Lodge 417 and member of Sam Davis Masonic Lodge 661 in Smyrna, Tenn. He was a Shriner with the AINAD Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. of East St. Louis, Ill. Also a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Southern Illinois, he was a member of the Sword of Bunker Hill in Jackson. Lyne was named to Who's Who in Indian Artifacts and published a children's book, "Grandpa's Stories."
He was first married to Thelma Terry who preceded him in death in 1963.
On Jan. 29, 1966, he married Retta M. Parker who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Joyce Parker of Whitewater; one daughter and son-in-law, Deloris Jackson and Clifton Trentham of Delta; his grandchildren, Deborah and Harold Lancaster and David and Tara Parker of Delta, Cheryl and Ron Pruett of Chaffee, Mitchell and Theresa Jackson of Cape Girardeau; and great-grandchildren, Rhonda and Kevin Parker of Chaffee, Shonda Burnett of Jackson, Chris Hornbuckle of Chaffee, James and Ashley Hornbuckle of Advance; David and Vicki Macke, Stacy and Ben Stork and Shelby and Ashley Jackson of Cape Girardeau; Brandon and Brent Parker of Chaffee, Brady Parker of Columbia, Chelsie Parker of Delta; great-great-grandchildren, Molly and Wyatt Parker of Chaffee, Carleigh Burnett of Jackson, Makayla Macke of Cape Girardeau; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Gerald "Denny" Lyne Jr.; two sisters, Gladys Stuart and Dorothy Montgomery; one brother, Edmond S. Lyne Jr.; and one grandson, Doug Parker.
Visitation begins at 4 p.m. Friday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, where the Whitewater Masonic Lodge will conduct rites at 7 p.m.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Keith Price and Bob Murray officiating.
Full graveside military honors will be conducted at the Friend Cemetery at Oran.
Pallbearers will be: David Parker, Ron Pruett, Chris Hornbuckle, James Hornbuckle, Mitchell Jackson, Harold Lancaster and Kevin Parker.