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Celebrating the life of

Joel Donald Lynch

September 07, 1935 - January 09, 2020

Joel Donald Lynch

Joel Donald Lynch, 84, died peacefully on Thursday, January 9, 2020.  Joel was born in LaGrange, GA on September 7, 1935 to Walter and Nettie Lou Lynch.  He graduated from Oglethorpe University, did graduate work at Emory University, and received a law degree from Tulane University. He married the former Dottie Eisenberg of Savannah in February 1959.

Joel pursued a career in financial services, beginning his lifetime work at Loeb Rhoades in New York City.  He moved to Savannah in the early 1960s where he joined what would become The Robinson-Humphrey Company.  He was a partner in the firm and spent the majority of his working career as a producing manager of the Robinson-Humphrey Savannah/Hilton Head operations.  Joel retired from Smith Barney, a division of Citigroup, which had purchased R-H in the 1990s.

Among his civic endeavors, Joel was Chairman of the Board of the Savannah Port Authority, Chairman of the Board and early proponent of developing Senior Citizens, Inc., Chairman of the Board and co-founder of WSVH – public radio in Savannah, Board member of Chatham County Hospital Authority, and Trustee of the Mickve Israel Memorial Endowment Fund.

Joel is survived by his son Bill, daughter-in-law Lane, two grandsons Jim and Alex, and two sisters Joyce and Judy.   He was predeceased by his wife Dottie, his daughter Ellen, son Jim, and two sisters, Jan and Peg.

The family would like to thank Habersham House, the ER staff at Memorial, and Hospice Savannah for their care.

Visitation will be at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel, on Thursday, January 16 from 5-7 pm.  Graveside services at Bonaventure Cemetery on Friday, January 17 at 11 am, Reverend Billy Hester officiating.

Remembrances to Meals on Wheels program c/o Senior Citizens, Inc. at 3025 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31405 or Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, GA 31406.

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So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

- Kevin and Virginia Broderick,GA, Savannak


I have always loved and appreciated Joel Lynch. He hired me as a stockbroker over forty years ago, and he was a mentor to me in the business. I enjoyed working with Joel throughout his life. We are saddened at his passing, and will always remember him as wonderful friend. We send our heartfelt condolences to Bill and all the family.

- Scott Harris,GA, Marietta


I have always loved and appreciated Joel Lynch. He hired me as a stockbroker over forty years ago, and he was a mentor to me in the business. I enjoyed working with Joel throughout his life. We are saddened at his passing, and will always remember him as wonderful friend. We send our heartfelt condolences to Bill and all the family.

- Scott Harris,GA, Marietta


Bill and Lane my thoughts and prayers are with you. I have nothing but good memories of Joel. He was always so friendly and positive when I would see him.

- Jay Haynes,GA, Savannah


One of the finest gentlemen I ever knew.

- Bill Gladden, Savannah, GA


Although Mr. Joel was only in my life for a short amount of time, I grew very fond of him. He will sincerely be missed, and I will never forget him. Prayers for his family.

- Shae Brackin, Glennville, GA


My prayers and condolences to all the family. Always held Joel and family in high esteem back in the early days in Lagrange. Joe Thrower Lagrange Ga

- Joe Thrower, Lagrange, GA


Bill, I was so sorry to hear of Joel’s passing. My deep sympathies to you and all the family. Take care, Georgia

- G Hopkins, Ireland


My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time. May God be with you. Joel was a wonderful man. When he came to the Senior Discussion at the JEA he would stop by the front desk and bring me cookies. I will miss seeing him on a weekly basis.

- Risha Katzman


Bill and Lane. My deepest sympathies to you at your father’s passing. I recall just over Christmas seeing you dining at Habersham House with Joel. Praying for everyone.

- Lee Morgan, Savannah, GA


Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900