Local Obituaries

Pete Flynn, former Frankfort mayor, restaurant owner, dies

FRANKFORT — Former Frankfort Mayor J.W. ”Pete“ Flynn has died at age 83.

Flynn served two terms as Frankfort's mayor in the 1960s and owned a restaurant that became a popular watering hole for lawmakers and lobbyists. He died Saturday, The State Journal reported.

The Franklin County native owned and operated Flynn's Restaurant and Statesman Lounge. The restaurant closed in 1994 after a federal investigation of corruption in state government spurred a state ethics law that limited the wining and dining of legislators.

Flynn was not implicated in the inquiry, known as Operation Boptrot.

Survivors include two daughters, Catherine Flynn Reen of Katy, Texas, and Nancy Hope Flynn of Houston.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home.

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