Ernest Clark Lynn, lifelong resident of Red Bank, passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012.He was a devoted father, husband and patriarch of this family. He was an outgoing neighbor, he never met a stranger. Mr. Lynn retired from American Freight with over 35 years of service. He was a member of East Ridge Masonic Lodge 755F&AM for over 50 years and was Worshipful Master in 2003. Mr. Lynn was a member of Alhambra Shrine Temple, Scottish Rite and York Rite and was involved in the Bus Division of the Shriners taking children to hospitals in Kentucky. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.Survivors include his wife, Virginia Lynn; daughter, Judy (Bobby) Johnson, of Huntsville, Ala.; four sons, Charles Lynn, of Bryant, Ala., Andy (Brenda) Goforth of Dayton, Tenn., Sam Goforth of Flat Rock, Ala., and Danny Lynn of Harrison; two sisters, Annie Mae Petty, of Ringgold, Ga., and Jessie Moore, of Chattanooga; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.Funeral service will be noon Thursday at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.Entombment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.The family will receive friends after 4 p.m. today and after 4 p.m. Wednesday at Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.