Thomas C. Lynch, Jr.

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Thomas Calvin Lynch, Jr. was a member of the Clemson Class of 1958. For many years, from 1963 through 1997, he ran the Lynch Drug Company on College Avenue (the current Hallmark store).

In 1988, he was one of five recipients of the Distinguished Service Award (DSA), the highest award granted by the Clemson Alumni Association.

From 2002 through February 21, 2008, he served as an elected member of the Board of Trustees, a post from which he resigned, citing health reasons. He was first elected in 2002, and reelected in 2006, and his term would have run through 2010.

He passed away on September 7, 2010.

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Thomas Lynch Jr. (1935 - 2010) Thomas C. Lynch, Jr., 75, of Clemson and the husband of his beloved Elizabeth "Lib" Roach Lynch, died Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Seneca. Mr. Lynch was the former owner of Lynch Drug Company in Clemson from 1963 to 1997. He was a former Chairman of the State Pharmacy Board, served as a Clemson University Trustee, served on the Clemson City Council and the Clemson Downtown Revitalization Board, he was a past member of Clemson Rotary Club as well as many other civic organizations. He also served on many bank boards and was on the organizing board for Capital Bank in Clemson. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clemson were he served in many capacities.

Tom loved his wife, children, and grandchildren. He also enjoyed his home, garden, yard, golf, his many friends,and anything Clemson. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Tommy Lynch; two daughters, Terri Lynch and Deana L. McEntire and husband, John all of Clemson; two sisters, Betty L. Ramey and Cat L. Pack both of Seneca; grandchildren, Lauranne Lynch, Olivia Lynch, T.C. Lynch IV, Lyles McEntire, Thomas McEntire, Bricee McEntire and Rylan McEntire.

A private burial service will be held at Oconee Memorial Park.

The family would like to invite all of their friends to a Celebration of Life Ceremony to be held at 3 PM, Sunday at First Baptist Church of Clemson with Dr. Rusty Brock officiating.

Immediately following, the family will receive friends in the foyer of the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.Condolences may be expressed online at or at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central.

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