James Lynn McCelvey, of Dilley, went to be with Jesus on October 13, 2021.

Lynn was born to Rex and Minerva McCelvey November 12, 1956. He is survived by his wife DaSha McCelvey; his father and mother; and also by his children Lyndsey (Koy), Justin and Landon (Briana) along with his grandchildren, Aiden, Ryder, Rhody, Krue, Logan, Molly, Sonora, Demi, Everly, Adalyn and Walker; and by nieces and nephews and numerous cousins and friends. He preceded in death by his brother Brett McCelvey, Sr. and his grandson Grit Smith.

Lynn grew up and lived his life in Dilley. The two words that describe Lynn best are hard work and adventure. He loved anything outdoors. He loved to fly and became at pilot at age 18. He also had a love of motorcycles and rode many in his life. He loved the mountains and made his second home in Colorado. Some of his passions were traveling, scuba diving, sky diving, hunting, bucking bulls and playing pranks on people. He loved a good joke and playing music really loud with his grandkids. He loved Jesus with all his heart. He started his company at a young age and had the pleasure of working along side DaSha, his sons, his grandson Aiden, his nephews, with one, BJ Mc- Celvey, becoming his right hand man.

A memorial service for Lynn will be Saturday, October 30, 2021, at 5 p.m. at the Tilden Lions Club Rodeo Arena in Tilden.

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