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Daniel Kennedy Lincoln

November 9, 1937 - April 11, 2021

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Daniel Kennedy Lincoln, 83, originally from Fairfield, Connecticut passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 11, 2021. He was married to Kathleen Ference Lincoln for 30 years, who preceded him in passing.

Daniel was born in Schenectady, New York, on November 9, 1937 to the late Powell Rogers Lincoln and Margaret Kennedy Lincoln. He attended Emory and Henry College, where he continued his love for learning and completed a degree in teaching. Daniel retired from the Fairfield, Connecticut Public School System after 38 years of teaching.

He is survived by his first wife, Gilson Horton Lincoln of Lynchburg, Va., four children, Bartlett Lincoln Gowen (Chris) of Lynchburg, Va., Olivia Powell Lincoln of New York, N.Y., Daniel Dodge Lincoln, of Lynchburg, Va., and Marta “Erika” Lincoln of New Jersey, and five grandchildren – Evelyn, Jane, Gabe, Mary Kate, and Markhel.

The family will hold a private celebration of life at a later date. It was Daniel’s wish that everyone celebrates his life in their own way, whether it be yoga, planting a tree or a saunter in the woods.

A special thanks is extended to his dear friend and caregiver Topher and the compassionate care provided at Heritage Green Assisted Living and Memory Care by Dei, Sam, Coco, Taleyia, Tina, Jennifer, and Jessica.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Alzheimer’s Association, 3831 Old Forest Road Suite 7, Lynchburg, VA 24504, Centra Hospice, 2097 Langhorne Road, Lynchburg, VA 24501, or Camp Kum-Ba-Yah, 4415 Boonsboro Road, Lynchburg, VA 24503.

 Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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