William McArthur Flynn
February 2, 1945-March 24, 2022
FLYNN, William McArthur (“Mike”) passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2022, in Richmond, VA, at the age of 77, after a long battle with failing health.
Born on February 2, 1945, Mike spent most of his life in Lexington, NC. After voluntarily entering the U.S. Air Force in 1962 and serving as a military policeman, he went on to have several careers, first working in the construction industry and then selling automobiles in the 1970s. In the 1980s, he was a pioneer in developing computer software for use with database systems, which led to him serving as a senior systems analyst for more than 20 years with the High Point Housing Authority.
Most notable about Mike was his quiet kindness and friendliness to all those around him. His gentle, compassionate, and caring spirit was complemented by his fun-loving and humorous nature, and he had a special way of making those around him feel comfortable and accepted. He was an adored coworker and friend, a generous and industrious man of integrity, and a loving and endlessly supportive father and family man.
Immediate relatives left to cherish Mike’s memory are his daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Flynn Goldston and Harold M. Goldston Jr. of Richmond, VA; granddaughter and soon-to-be grandson, Sydney and Maxwell Goldston; his sisters, Dorothy Flynn Floyd and Brenda Flynn Parker, both of Lexington, NC; along with a large extended family and friends.
A memorial service officiated by Pastor Eric Disher will be held at the Lexington Community Church Events Center (located at 22 South Talbert Blvd., Lexington, NC 27292) on Saturday, April 23, at 2 pm. This will be an informal event where Mike’s life will be celebrated and those attending can enjoy some of Mike’s favorite foods and music.
Condolences or memories can be sent to Jennifer Goldston at 300 Gainsborough Ct., Midlothian, VA 23114, or [email protected].
Mike was my husband of 14 years and I am the mother of our child, Jennifer F. Goldston. He was a very caring and generous man.
My children, Charles Greer, William Greer and Mary-Beth Vestal Marsh were his step-children and remained a part of his life. Mike made his home with our daughter and her husband, Harold Goldston the past four years. They both took excellent care of him and
went above board in doing so. My grandchildren were like his own calling him Papaw. He, in latter years found the joy of grandchildren
by the birth of his own, Miss Sydney who is seventeen months and Maxwell who will be born in May. They will be showered with love
in learning about their Papaw. Mike was always a part of our family and enjoyed all the times of family gatherings, grandchildren birthday
parties and holiday times with us. He also made his home with us over the past years at different times. He had many friends through his employment and his love of computers which he taught himself programming in four languages. He will dearly be missed by all of those who knew him.
“Most notable about Mike was his quiet kindness and friendliness to all those around him. His gentle, compassionate, and caring spirit was complemented by his fun-loving and humorous nature, and he had a special way of making those around him feel comfortable and accepted. He was an adored coworker and friend, a generous and industrious man of integrity, and a loving and endlessly supportive father and family man.”
Perfectly said…This was definitely Mike Flynn. He was a wonderful person and Dunn Housing Authority employees always looked forward to his visits. I know I will be forever grateful for the knowledge I gained from him. Rest in peace, friend. You will be missed.