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Dynamic Chiropractic – June 21, 1991, Vol. 09, Issue 13

A Moment of Silence For Dr. John Flynn

By Editorial Staff
Dr. John Everett Flynn, 66, one of Louisiana's pioneering chiropractic leaders died Wednesday, February 27, 1991.

A native of Detroit and a resident of Houma, Louisiana, Dr. Flynn was educated at Palmer College of Chiropractic and served as president of the Chiropractic Association of Louisiana in 1974, when chiropractic was finally accepted for licensing by the state.

He was appointed by Governor Edwin Edwards to Louisiana's first Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

For 15 years, until his retirement, Dr. Flynn represented Louisiana as the delegate to the American Chiropractic Association. Known to his friends as "Jack," he frequently traveled on behalf of the ACA, lecturing to chiropractic student bodies across the country. He was virtually on a first name basis with nearly every state and national chiropractic association leader.

In addition to his active professional involvement, he found time to serve on civic boards and was completing ten years of service as vice chairman of the Houma Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.

Dr. Flynn's professional legacy continues through his son, Dr. J. Michael Flynn, currently the president of the Louisiana Chiropractic Board of Examiners and past president of the Chiropractic Association of Louisiana. Additionally, he is survived by his wife, Pat Flynn; two other sons, Jeffery Lee and Victor Kelly Flynn (a pre-chiropractic student); two daughters, Sharon Flynn Richard and Jacqueline Fay McGuire; a sister, Pat Mancini of Michigan; eight grandchildren; one half-sister; and three half-brothers. He was preceded in death by his mother, Violet LaSage; stepfather, Harry LaSage; his father, Patrick Flynn; and a son, Raymond Patrick Flynn, the first Louisiana soldier killed in the Vietnam war.

Remembered particularly for his unquestioned devotion to his profession, his charismatic voice and gentlemanly manner, he will be missed immensely by his family, patients, friends, and chiropractic colleagues everywhere.

The tradition of service practiced for over 35 years by Jack Flynn continues today at the same location by his son, Dr. Michael Flynn and Dr. Glenn Manceaux, at the Flynn-Manceaux Clinic.

Memorial donations have been designated to the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research, 1701 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, Virginia 22209.


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