Harry Flynn

Scott Depot, WV

Harry Flynn

Harry Gordon “Buck” Flynn passed away peacefully on October 25, 2021.  Buck was born in Harrison County on June 24, 1938, the youngest child of the late William and Martha Flynn.   He graduated from Roosevelt Wilson High School in Nutter Fort, West Virginia.   Buck spent his entire career with “the phone company” first with AT&T and then after divestiture, C&P Telephone and Bell Atlantic.   He was active in the Charleston community, serving on various committees and organizations, including the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta where he founded the Rubber Ducky Race.

Buck was an avid Mountaineer fan and never missed a game even weddings were planned around the WV football schedule.  His RV could be found in the Blue Lot during home games with plenty of food and beverage for all who stopped by.

Surviving is his two daughters of Cary, North Carolina: Lori Flynn Hartman (Brad) and Mary Beth Jones (Pete); grandchildren: Dylan Hartman, Ryleigh Hartman, Flynn Jones (Alli) and Amelia Jones Carr (John); Buck’s siblings:  Robert “Sonny” Flynn, Jo Miller, and Nancy Carr and their families.

Buck was preceded in death by his siblings Bill Flynn, Martha Davis, Patricia Ross, Emily Marvin, and Barbara Rogers.

A private family ceremony will be held in North Carolina.

A special heartfelt thanks from the family to staff and caregivers at Bellaire at Devonshire Assisted Living and Memory Care and HospiceCare of Charleston for caring support they shown to Buck and family.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations in Buck’s memory to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd, Charleston, WV 25387-2536

Condolences to the family may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary. Arrangements are in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.

4 replies
  1. Dylan Hartman says:

    i love you grandpa. thank you for everything, i will always remember you and the memories you gave me. you will never be forgotten! we all miss you down here already but i know your already having fun tons of fun up there, probably helping out everyone like you always did. Also, we will keep cheering for the mountaineers forever, just like you!

    love you so much grandpa. until next time.

    from your grandson, Dylan

  2. Dee Rumbaugh says:

    Buck was on my mind just within the last week or so…
    I volunteered many times with Buck…especially enjoyed the Rubber Duck for United Way during Regatta days. Buck had an infectious smile and always respectful. Condolences to All who feel the pain of his passing. Rest In Peace my friend.

  3. Larry Jett says:

    The world is a little dimmer without Buck today. Throughout his lifetime, his kind heart, sincere smile, and quick sense of humor lightened our paths.
    As a fourth-grader, he received an electric football game for Christmas that required two players. As a result, a friendship developed.
    For our generation, there were two major rites of passage: getting a driver’s license and a job–when we were 16. Buck learned to drive a milk truck, and I learned to drive a stick-shift on my friend’s car. He and I had our first job at the dime store (I made 63 cents an hour).
    At 18, our lives took different paths; our interests and responsibilities changed the relationship. After retirement, we saw each other at two class reunions. The four of us enjoyed each other.
    I will miss him.

    Another Nutter Fort boy.

  4. ronald stephen merrifield says:

    I’m so sorry about Buck, he lived across the street from me in Dunbar. I always enjoyed talking to him, He was always friendly and courteous, and would always offer a hand in need. I know he will be missed by so many. May God bless and watch over all his family at this difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy Steve Merrifield.

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