J.W. LUNDY Obituary – Feb. 1, 1942– Aug. 27, 2020

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John William Lundy, 78, of Henderson passed away August 27, 2020 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Funeral services were 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue with Chris Warren officiating.
Burial followed in the Family Cemetery Terry Lane. The family received friends at Crook Avenue from 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. on Monday.
He was born Feb. 1, 1942, and raised in Jackson. He was the son of the late John B. Lundy and Gussie Mae Ruth Smith Rinks.
He went to school at Beech Bluff and Merry High. He briefly worked with Coca-Cola before he began his career as an expert tile layer. He laid tile in residents, hospitals, the Jackson Mall, Western State, and Lake County Correctional. He moved to Henderson and worked as a self-employed contractor until he retired.
He was an avid body and arm wrestler. Among many others, he trained his award winning cousin as a professional wrestler. His favorite wrestler was Jake the Snake, and he accepted that nickname for himself. He also enjoyed racing cars throughout his young adult life.
He is survived by five brothers, John (Betty) Lundy of Beech Bluff, Dale (Brenda) Tweedy of Jackson, Danny Rinks of Jackson, Joel Rinks of Henderson and Jimmy Rinks of Humboldt; three sisters, Carolyn (Randy) Butler of Henderson, Judy Jones of Jackson and Debbie (Travis) Taylor of Jackson; a special friend, Opal Byrd; a dear uncle, Hobert Smith; and countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends that loved him greatly.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Shelby Jean Lundy.