William Seymour "Bill" Lynn of Cape Coral died June 2, 2014, from cancer. He was born in Richmond, Va., Nov. 11, 1939. He grew up in Occoquan where he developed his love of boating, swimming and fishing at a young age. He graduated from Gar-Field High School in 1958 and attended the College of William and Mary. In the early 1960s he joined his father and uncle in establishing Prince William Marina, a full service power boat facility, located on the Occoquan River. He was secretary and vice president, respectively, of family corporations, W.S. Lynn & Sons Inc. and Riverwalk at Occoquan Inc.
Mr. Lynn, along with other young community business leaders, was instrumental in organizing Woodbridge's Junior Chamber of Commerce in the '60s. He served as vice president of the Greater Woodbridge Jaycees, and received its Distinguished Service Award, Outstanding Young Men of the Year award and Sparkplug Award. He was listed in the 1966 edition of "Outstanding Young Men in America." He held membership in Johnson Motors Franchised Dealers Association, and received its Anchorman Award. In 1965, he was awarded the Big G-Award by Glasspar Boat Co. He held membership in Washington Marine Dealers and Starcraft Boats Franchise Dealers Association. He served as mayor and council member for the Town of Occoquan.
Following his move to New Smyrna Beach, Fla., in 1969, he owned and managed Smyrna Marina located there on the inter-coastal waterway. After selling his marina he served as a design engineer for Paul Kuck's Regal Marine Industries. In the mid '80s he moved to Florida's west coast. Although semi-retired, he kept going back to what he enjoyed --- selling boats in area marinas. He was a licensed yacht broker and operated under the name of Tropical Yacht Sales. In recent years he has enjoyed his membership in the Cape Coral Cruise Club.
William Seymour 'Bill' Lynn
He is survived by his three sons, Frederick Michael Lynn, William Kelly Lynn and Christopher Lynn Hartley, all of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; one grandson, Spencer Michael Lynn of Bristol, Tenn.; two sisters, Rebecca "Becky" Casagrande of Naples, Fla., and Letty G. Lynn of Falls Church, Va.; and his significant other, Patricia Evans. He is also survived by his ex-wife, Joan Kelly Lynn.
He was preceded in death by his second wife, Dolores Hampton Lynn, and his parents, Frederick Marshall Lynn and Aileen Baker Lynn.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 10, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home, 13318 Occoquan Road, Woodbridge, Va., where funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 11, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Pohick Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of donor's choice.