Joseph D. Flynn, age 72, of Edwardsville, died at 7:47 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at his residence. He was born April 11, 1944, in Edwardsville, the son of the late Joseph F. and Maybelle Dickhut Flynn. He married Susan Moyers on Dec. 28, 1979. She survives. Also surviving are his children: Timothy Flynn of Granite City, JoAnne (Chad) Adcox of Granite City, Scott (Sherry) Slemer of Glen Carbon, John Slemer of Licking, Mo., and Pary Joe (Cassie) Flynn of Glen Carbon; three sisters Nancy (Charles) Gibson of Edwardsville, Kathleen Flynn of Worden and Paula Flynn of Edwardsville; grandchildren Bre Higgins, Brandon Higgins, Libby Adcox, Christa Hodges, Shawn Slemer, Spencer Slemer, Lola Flynn and Emma Flynn and great-grandson Samson. He was preceded in death by one sister Sharon Hawkins. He was a Jehovah's Witness and was a very kind, loving person who was always willing to help people. He loved to travel on his motorcycle. He was employed as a driver for Truck Centers in Troy and as a warehouseman at JF Electric for 16 years. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Saksa Mateer Funeral Home in Edwardsville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Hospice of Southern Illinois.
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